Before you graduate, leave your mark!
Participate in the 2018 Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC) Graduating Student Survey
Who: Graduating undergraduate students (a random sample of 2,000 graduating students were invited)
What: Tell us about your experience as a graduating student a Waterloo in the CUSC survey (sent by firstname.lastname@example.org)
When: January 29 - April 4, 2018
Why: Your feedback will help us identify areas of the student experience that are positive, and those that need improvement
How to participate. It's easy!
2018 CUSC GRADUATING STUDENT SURVEY FAQ
What is CUSC-CCREU?
The Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC) is a group of Canadian Universities whose mission is to assess the Canadian university experience by surveying representative student populations enrolled in participating universities. CUSC administers 3 surveys on a three-year cycle that target a specific undergraduate sub-sample which include first-years, Middle-years and Graduating years.
The CUSC Graduating Student survey obtains information about undergraduate students’:
- overall experience at university
- Satisfaction, and assessment of the quality of programs and services provided by the university
- involvement in academic and extra-curricular activities
- satisfaction with Waterloo education, financing, skill growth and development etc.
How often is the Graduating Student survey run?
CUSC surveys are administered every 3 years. The University of Waterloo has participated in the survey since 2000
When does the survey take place?
The survey is available from January 29 to April 4, 2018.
Who can participate in the survey?
A random sample of 2,000 graduating undergraduate students received an invitation to participate.
How can students participate?
Invitation and reminder emails sent to student UWaterloo email accounts include the survey link and a unique access code.
Why should students participate in the survey?
This is an opportunity for students to share their graduating student experience at Waterloo. Survey results help the University of Waterloo identify areas of the undergraduate experience that have gone well and areas for improvement.
How long does the survey take?
Approximately 15-20 minutes to complete in one sitting
What are incentives?
All students that submit their survey responses by April 4, 2018 will receive$5 added to WatCard
I would like to participate but I didn't receive an invitation.
Only 2,000 survey links were generated for the institution. Unfortunately, only the random sample of 2,000 students that received the links in the initial survey invitation are able to participate. Students interested in sharing their experience can send their feedback to email@example.com
I’ve completed the survey. When do I get my $5.00?
Students that submit their responses to 2018 CUSC survey within by April 4, 2018 will receive $5.00 added to their student WatCard within two weeks of survey submission.
When will the results available?
Late Fall 2018
Where and how will the results be displayed?
Aggregated or summarized survey results will be presented on the Institutional Analysis and Planning (IAP) website here. No individual student will be identified.
How are the results used?
Survey results are used to evaluate and improve academic programs, services, and other aspects of the university experience.
Will my responses be kept confidential?
Participation in the survey is confidential and voluntary. Students may decline to respond to any question by leaving it blank or withdraw from the survey at any point by not submitting their responses, with no loss of remuneration. See above for full contest rules. Student information used for the purposes of the incentive will be stored separately from survey responses and deleted once the draws have concluded and prizes have been collected.
INCENTIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS
Incentives offered: Prizes offered for the 2018 Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC) Graduating Student include:
- $5 added to student (within two weeks of survey completion)
Eligibility: Only Graduating (final year) undergraduate students currently enrolled at the University of Waterloo that received an invitation to participate and submit their responses to the 2018 Canadian University Survey Consortium will receive $5.00 added to their student WatCards (within two weeks of survey submission. Eligibility to receive incentives begins on January 29, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. E.S.T., and closes on April 4, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. E.S.T.
Winner Selection: All students that submit their CUSC Graduating Student survey responses will receive $5 added to their Watcards within two weeks of submitting their survey responses.
- The University is not responsible for any incomplete, failed or delayed transmission of your submission due to technical difficulties, including interruption or delays caused by equipment or software malfunction.
- The University reserves the right to disqualify any entry not conforming to these Rules and Regulations at any time. The University assumes no responsibility for entry fraud committed by an entrant and reserves the right to demand return of the prize and all costs associated with remedying any prize awarded to an ineligible entry or entrant.
- The award amount is taxable. It is your responsibility to report the amount received for income tax purposes.
If you have difficulty logging in, completing the survey, or wish to no longer receive messages related to this survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC) Graduating Student Survey is being administered by the Prairie Research Inc. (PRA) on behalf of the University of Waterloo. The purpose of the survey is to obtain information about undergraduate students' experience in academic and extra-curricular activities at their university.
Survey Participation: participation in the survey is confidential and voluntary. You may decline to respond to any question by leaving it blank or withdraw from the survey at any point by not submitting your responses, with no loss of remuneration (See incentive rules and regulations below for more information on remuneration).
How results will be used: The University plans to use the results of the survey to improve the quality of program and services at the University of Waterloo for current and future students. Public reports will include only summarized results, ensuring that no individual student can be identified.
Use of Personal Information: The University has provided names, e-mail addresses, pseudo IDs, and university program information to the survey contractor (Prairie Research Inc.) for the purpose of conducting the survey. Contact information used for the purposes of the $5 incentive will be stored separately from survey responses and will be deleted once the survey is complete and awards have been collected. By participating in the survey, you are granting us permission to collect and use contact information for the purpose of administering the incentives.
Please note: when information is transmitted over the Internet, privacy cannot be guaranteed. There is always a risk your responses may be intercepted by a third party (e.g., government agencies, hackers). University of Waterloo researchers will not collect or use Internet protocol (IP) addresses or other information which could link your participation to your computer or electronic device without first informing you.