The Chancellor’s Senior Survey on the Undergraduate Experience at UIUC

In 1989, a taskforce appointed by the Chancellor created a questionnaire to be administered to all graduating seniors at UIUC. The results of the survey, the Chancellor said, "will be useful in responding to requests for information on how our students feel about the educational experience they have had as undergraduates here and in identifying problems on campus which need our attention." The survey was administered each year from 1990 to 1993. Due to the consistency of results the survey was not administered again until 1996. The 1996 survey was modified to include a section of items asking students to assess their entering and exiting abilities. Due to the usefulness of this new section for campus initiatives involved in the assessment of student outcomes, the campus decided to restart annual administrations of the survey. The survey was offered through 2012. During the 2015-2016 academic year, a committee redesigned this long-standing survey to increase its effectiveness and usefulness. The revised survey was administered for the first time during AY 2016-2017. After a few additional changes to the survey, it was administered again during AY 2017-2018. To allow for the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) administration, the survey was not administered during AY 2018-2019. Survey administration resumed for AY 2019-2020 and will continue for AY 2020-2021. After the this year’s administration of the Senior Survey, we will have four years of unique student data and two complete datasets for the campus-wide learning outcomes.


Illinois Chancellor’s Senior Survey Questionnaire


Senior Survey Dashboard Instructional Guide

Senior Survey Dashboard Restricted to full-time faculty and staff.

The Senior Survey Dashboard provides an interactive way for faculty and staff to review the survey results, allowing for the units to look at results by college, department, international student status, gender, and race/ethnicity. You cannot view categories when fewer than 10 responses are available.