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UCLA Student Surveys

A number of surveys are administered to UCLA students, many of which contain items related to campus climate and EDI topics. Below we list surveys that are current and to which we have access to data. There are other surveys, but they don’t meet these conditions.

CIRP Freshman Survey

The CIRP Freshman Survey is an annual survey, sponsored by the Higher Education Research & Information (HERI). The survey is administered to incoming college Freshmen at UCLA by the Student Affairs Information and Research Office (SAIRO).

Although the survey is not explicitly about campus climate or EDI topics, there are a few relevant items embedded in the instrument. The survey also asks students to self-report transgender status, gender identification, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and citizenship. To view reports and findings on UCLA students, visit SAIRO’s CIRP Freshman Survey website.

Ad hoc summary data reporting by department or other sub-population may be requested from SAIRO using this online request form. These reports are subject to cell size minimums to protect student privacy.

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Doctoral Experience Survey

The UCOP Doctoral Experience Survey creates a picture of doctoral students’ academic progress, skills, participation in professional development, satisfaction with advising and mentorship, sources of financial support, and career aspirations.

Although the survey is not explicitly about climate, data can be disaggregated by campus, gender, race/ethnicity, and residency status.

Graduate and Professional Student Survey

The Graduate and Professional Student Survey (GPSS) is an internal survey, developed by SAIRO in collaboration with other UCLA institutional research offices, to assess a variety of issues relevant to graduate and professional students. For more information on survey design, background, and findings, visit the SAIRO GPSS website.

Ad hoc summary data reporting by department or other sub-population may be requested from SAIRO using this online request form. These reports are subject to cell size minimums to protect student privacy.

Graduating Senior Survey

The Graduating Senior Survey (GSS) is an annual survey designed and administered by the UCLA Center for the Advancement of Teaching. The survey collects information on graduating senior students’ UCLA experiences. To learn more about survey background and design, visit the UCLA Senior Survey website.

The GSS contains four climate items. This Campus Climate webpage summarizes students’ responses to these items. For additional information and to view longitudinal analyses, visit the SAIRO GSS webpage.

Master’s Completion Survey

The Master’s Exit (Completion) Survey is an annual survey developed by the UCLA Graduate Division. The survey contains a set of items designed to measure climate and obstacles to success. For more information about the survey, contact the Institutional Technology and Institutional Research Office in the Graduate Division.

National College Health Assessment

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) was developed by the American College Health Association (ACHA) to collect information on the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and health behaviors of students. For more information on survey development and background, visit the ACHA’s NCHA webpage.

For more information on UCLA’s participation and to view reports and findings, visit SAIRO’s NCHA webpage. Limited ad-hoc summary reporting based on survey variables is available through SAIRO using this online request form. Reports are subject to cell size minimums to protect student privacy.

Transfer Student Survey

The Transfer Student Survey (TSS) was designed internally, by SAIRO, as a companion piece to the CIRP Freshman Survey. Like the CIRP Freshman Survey, incoming students are surveyed before they come to UCLA. For more information on survey development, background, and findings, visit SAIRO’s TSS landing page.

Ad hoc summary data reporting by department or other sub-population may be requested from SAIRO using this online request form. These reports are subject to cell size minimums to protect student privacy.

University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES)

The University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) offers an in-depth examination of the undergraduate experience at the University of California overall and at each of its nine undergraduate campuses. To view information about survey development and background, visit the UCOP UCUES landing page. To view findings, visit the UCOP UCUES Data Tables landing page and SAIRO UCUES landing page.

Ad hoc summary data reporting by department or other sub-population may be requested from SAIRO using this online request form. These reports are subject to cell size minimums to protect student privacy.

Non-Academic Staff Workforce Diversity

Overview

Non-Academic staff are governed by Campus Human Resources. Employees fall into one of three general categories: Professional and Support Staff (PSS), Management and Senior Professionals (MSP), and Senior Management Group (SMG). 

Data Sources: PSS and MSP data were generated using the UCLA Workforce Report, which is prepared by the Office of Academic Planning and Budget; SMG data were generated using data provided by the Academic Personnel Office.

Data Definitions

Managers & Senior Professionals (MSP). Managers and senior professionals provide leadership and professional expertise at the highest levels to major university units, programs or fields of work, and are accountable for their areas of responsibility.

Professional & Support Staff (PSS). Professional and support staff provide administrative, professional, technical, and operational support through independent judgment, analytical skill, and professional or technical expertise, or are responsible for providing clerical, administrative, technical, service, and maintenance support for university departments, programs, and fields of study.

Senior Management Group (SMG). Positions designated as senior management provide leadership requiring the exercise of a high degree of independent judgment in the development of university-wide or campus-wide policy and program direction and accountability for long-term results. Titles in this category include the following: Chancellor, Executive Vice President and Provost, Administrative Vice Chancellor, all other Vice Chancellor and Vice Provost positions. To view more detailed data, please see our Leadership Dashboard. The Leadership Dashboard is also where you will find demographic information on Deans and Department Chairs.

Headcount. The total number of individuals. Counts whole persons (as distinguished from FTE, which calculates percentage of time in an appointment).

Race/Ethnicity. The following racial/ethnic categories are reported: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian/Asian-American, Black/African-American, Latina(o)/Chicana(o)/Hispanic, Two or More Races, White, and Unknown. Individuals categorized as Asian/Asian-American self-identified into one of the following groups: Asian, Chinese/Chinese-American, Filipino/Pilipino, Japanese/Japanese-American, Korean/Korean-American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Pakistani/East Indian, Other Asian. Individuals categorized as Black/African-American self-identified into one of the following groups: Black/African-American (Not of Hispanic Origin), Black/African American. Individuals categorized as Latina(o)/Chicana(o)/Hispanic self-identified into one of the following groups: Hispanic, Latin American/Latino, Mexican/Mexican-American/Chicano, Other Spanish/Spanish-American. Individuals categorized as White self-identified as one of the following groups: European, Middle Eastern, North African, White (Not of Hispanic Origin), White.

Campus Diversity Monographs

Prior to 2015-16, UCLA annually published Campus Faculty Diversity Statistics Monographs to provide information about the gender and racial/ethnic composition of regular-rank faculty in all academic departments, except for those in the School of Medicine (Diversity Statistics for the School of Medicine are available here).

Campus Monographs consist of the following:

  1. October 1st snapshot of regular-rank faculty by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity;
  2. Five-year hiring trends by gender and race/ethnicity;
  3. Five-year incumbency trends by gender and race/ethnicity. They also provide national estimates of availability against which the actual gender and racial/ethnic compositions of faculty can be benchmarked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Faculty Workforce Diversity (no DGSOM)

Overview

The Senate Faculty Workforce Diversity (no DGSOM) Dashboard provides 10 years of data on the gender, citizenship, and race/ethnicity of UCLA Senate faculty in all Schools/Divisions except DGSOM. Demographics can be viewed alone or in combination with another demographic (e.g., gender x race/ethnicity). Users have the option to filter the data by School/Division, Department, Academic Series, Academic Rank, and Academic Title.

Note that when you hover over the chart and have not selected a school/division or department or have selected “All” in the school/division or department filter, an asterisk will show in the hover box. The asterisk indicates that everything in that field is selected.

Data Source: UCPath and the (former) UCLA Personnel Payroll System (PPS)