Our office regularly administers surveys to students. We also survey faculty and staff on an ad hoc basis.
CIRP Freshman Survey
Each fall, in conjunction with the Dean of Students Office, we administer the CIRP Freshman Survey. Click here to learn more about the CIRP Freshman Survey.
YFCY (Your First College Year)
Every other year (on even years), in conjunction with the Dean of Students Office, we administer the YFCY to students during the winter semester of their first year. Click here to learn more about the CIRP Freshman Survey.
Every other year (on odd years), Bates surveys seniors as they leave the College to gauge their satisfaction and growth as a result of four years at Bates. We find that students are very satisfied with their experience at Bates, and mention Senior Thesis, Study Abroad and Short Term as being particularly rewarding. Critiques of various services are taken seriously – in 2011, the Career Development Center was reorganized, partly in response to student input.