University Student Retention Surveys

There are many different types of surveys in the academe ranging from student surveys to those that look into teachers' performance. The latter type may not be the most frequently conducted, but they can always prove to be useful both for school administrators and the study in the following ways:

1. Just like a teacher grading a student, a student can also grade a teacher in terms of performance. There are times when a teacher can be subject when dealing with students. A survey that looks into faculty members' conduct of their classes and themselves as teachers can help them improve their classroom strategies and methods. These surveys can also bring to the fore the teachers' strengths and weaknesses. This allows the school to take appropriate action both for outstanding teachers and those who perform poorly.

2. Teacher assessment surveys allow students to voice out their suggestions, comments or simple concerns about their teachers. Again, this will help school administrators evaluate the capacity of the faculty members they have hired.

3. Surveys that delve into teachers' performance can be enlightening for them as they are inspired to deal better with their students upon knowing the ways they can improve.

4. This survey gives a feedback to teachers' superiors to see if there is sufficient basis for some faculty members to be promoted to a higher position in the academy. If the teacher is found to lack knowledge or mastery of his subject, the superior can then decide if this faculty member should continue to teach or be asked to work on perfecting his teaching skills.

5. This type of survey is essential to the performance of students as well because it will determine whether or not teachers are treating their students right. If a teacher is very negative towards students, this can affect the latter's performance because the environment can become too unfriendly for them and they may only feel pressured to perform better in class.

Student satisfaction surveys are especially important to the faculty supervisors or the students themselves and will prove useful to everyone in this academic set-up so they can all improve in the areas where they may lack competency. If there are no surveys like this, students will have a difficult time addressing their concerns about teachers without risking catching anyone's ire. These surveys are good in the sense that they allow students to voice out their opinions without fear of being castigated for their honesty.