CUSC is Canada’s longest standing and foremost provider of undergraduate student satisfaction and experience surveys. Since CUSC’s inception in 1994, universities across Canada have jointly implemented surveys of their undergraduate students to be able to better understand and serve their students. The surveysrun once a year in the Winter term and operate on a three year cycle, alternating between first year students, middle years students, and graduating students.
On its 20th anniversary, CUSC, launched an improved suite of surveys where a brand new Survey of Middle Years Students replaces the Survey of All Undergraduates. The improved surveys maintain their focus on the Canadian university student experience by collecting information on what students expect of their university, their motivations for going to university, whether they have a goal in mind, and their development. The three surveys contain common questions that allow universities to track changes in student satisfaction and success from first year to -middle years to graduating year.If you have any questions about participation in CUSC, or the improved suite of surveys, please contact us at CUSC.CCREU@gmail.com.You can also have additional information on the ‘Taking Part’ page.
CUSC operates on a three-year cycle, alternating between: graduating students, first-year students, and middle years students.
The 2014 Middle Years Student Survey replaces the former All Undergraduates Survey and is the first in CUSC’s improved suite of surveys. The new suite builds on the strengths of the past surveys and continues to run on a three-year rotation. All of the surveys continue to focus on the Canadian university student experience, providing answers to concrete questions such as the use of and satisfaction with services. Comparison and benchmarking opportunities remain possible through the data collected. Continue reading “Surveys”
Any Canadian university with degree-granting authority may apply to become a member of CUSC-CCREU. Members receive a master data file containing responses to all survey items from all participating member universities, a data file of responses to open-ended questions from their students, and the master (institutional) report. CUSC members are also eligible to attend and participate as a voting member in the CUSC spring meeting and the Annual General Meeting. CUSC members must sign and abide by the Consortium’s
Data Licensing and Membership Agreement. The fee for CUSC membership is $500.
Post-secondary institutions that do not wish to become members may participate in CUSC-CCREU surveys at the discretion of the Board. Continue reading “Taking Part”
Each university that participates in CUSC owns its survey data. CUSC members make data available to other members of the Consortium according to the
Data Licensing and Membership Agreement. This Agreement prohibits the Corporation or any member of the Consortium from releasing the data of any other university. The Corporation does not own the data and cannot release it with the identities of universities disclosed. Continue reading “Request Results”