Re-occurring Surveys & Analysis

Surveys are one of the key methods for gathering feedback from our students, staff, faculty, graduates, confirmed applicants, etc. The following administrative surveys occur on a regular basis. Click on the survey title below to find out more information about each survey including the purpose, timing, distribution method, who is surveyed, and additional links.

Student Experience Survey

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Description This online survey will ask students their experiences with the college, their specific program, remote learning, college services and their overall well-being.  The online survey has been developed as part of a consortium of Ontario Colleges who have contracted a third party research firm - Brandspark International to ensure student feedback is gathered in a consistent and effective way.
Survey Administration Period Students will have 3 weeks starting in February continued into March to complete the survey. 
Survey Administrator Survey administration handled by Brandspark International in coordination with Mohawk's Institutional Research & Data Analytics Department.
Distribution Method Online survey
Sample Group and Size All 2nd semester or higher post-secondary students including students in the Mohawk-McMaster joint degree programs.
Links Link to BrandSpark 
Link to Mohawk's Institutional Research & Data Analytics Department


KPI Graduate and Employer Satisfaction Surveys

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Description Mandated by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Students, graduates and employers are surveyed to measure their satisfaction with the programs, facilities and services offered by Colleges in Ontario and will provide an indication of how well these are being met.
Survey Administration Period Survey graduates of our post-secondary (PSE) day programs 6 months and 2 years after graduation; employers of graduates are surveyed after the 6 month graduates survey.
Survey Administrator Forum Research, provincially hired consultant for all 24 Ontario Colleges
Distribution Method Telephone survey (Ministry hired Consultant)
Sample Group and Size Graduates of our post-secondary (PSE) day programs, and their employers.
Link What are KPI Surveys; KPI FAQs; KPI Survey Results; Graduate Employment Report (KPI results); O.S.A.P. Program Performance Indicators

Student Feedback on Teaching Surveys (SFT Surveys)

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Description Gathers feedback on individual courses in areas such as teaching effectiveness, course design, assessment methods and site experience (clinical/placements). Survey responses supports program review and faculty performance management processes.
Survey Administration Period Depends on type of course and course dates
Courses in our PSE day programs Fall & Winter terms in weeks 12, 13, & 14; Summer term at 85% of course duration. See Academic Dates.
Continuing Education (CE) course 90% of course duration & only courses that are part of the inclusion criteria.
Clinical / Placement Courses School of Health programs (Allied Health & Nursing departments only). Various times depending on program and course dates.
Apprenticeship Courses Piloting survey in the 2019-20 academic year, at the end of specific courses.
Survey Administrator Mohawk's Institutional Research Department (IR)
Distribution Method All surveys are online
Sample Group and Size Most students.
Link More information - Student Feedback on Teaching Surveys

Student Entrance Survey (SES)

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Description Gathers demographics and attitudes of our incoming students, that supports College reporting, program review, internal research, and Student Services outreach and programming.
Survey Administration Period Summer & Fall intakes: mid-March to early October; Winter intake: mid-October to early February
Survey Administrator Mohawk's Institutional Research Department (IR)
Distribution Method Online survey conducted during Assessment for Success and 1st month of incoming semester.
Sample Group and Size Confirmed applicants & semester 1 students in our certificate and diploma programs.
Link Read more about Student Entrance Survey use, confidentiality and data usage

Mohawk Student Support Programs & Services Feedback

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Description Provides feedback on our support programs and services including International Square, The Square, Accessible Learning Services (Disability Services), Counselling (Academic, Career, or personal), Indigenous Student Services, Learning Centre (Writing, Math & Peer Tutoring), Student Success Advisors, Testing Services, and a few others.
Survey Administration Period Weeks 13, 14 & 15 every academic term.
Survey Administrator Mohawk's Institutional Research Department (IR)
Distribution Method Online survey
Sample Group and Size All Mohawk College students
Link More Information: Academic Supports, The Square, Wellness Services


International Student Barometer Survey

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Description Tracks and compares the decision-making, expectations, perceptions and intentions of your international students from application to graduation. Includes institution from around the world, Canada, and Ontario colleges.
Survey Administration Period Annually, approximately October-December.
Survey Administrator i-graduate - International Insight
Distribution Method Survey is taken online. Distributed via eBlast and promoted through posters and survey launch event in LCC.
Sample Group and Size All current international students at Mohawk College.
Link iGraduate Survey (Mohawk website); International Student Barometer website


Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey

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Description Ministry mandated survey for all Ontario Universities and Colleges. Provides information about how students perceive, understand and respond to sexual violence, as well as how institutions address sexual violence.
Survey Administration Period Every 3-years in March. Next survey expected in 2021.
Survey Administrator CCI Research, provincially hired consultant for all 24 Ontario Colleges
Distribution Method Online survey.
Sample Group and Size All full-time post-secondary students who are 18 years of age and older.
Link Students FAQs for Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey


National College Health Assessment

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Description Assess student health behaviours in order to provide better services and support for post-secondary students. External survey is done at the same time as other Canadian and American institutions, allowing for comparisons with other participating Canadian institutions.
Survey Administration Period Every 3-years in March. Last administered February-March 2019, with next expected survey in 2022.
Survey Administrator Survey communication to students is done by Mohawk with survey administration by the American College Health Association (ACHA).
Distribution Method Online survey
Sample Group and Size 3,000 stratified random sample of post-secondary education and apprenticeship students in full-time day programs. Representative sample based on program area and international/domestic student distribution.
Link More information - ACHA-NCHA website