Take advantage of the Great Colleges program by using the process as a springboard for a more comprehensive institution-wide survey. Applicants can customize certain components of the faculty/staff survey, such as adding/customizing demographics and adding/customizing statements and/or questions. They may also broaden the survey audience to include other staff not captured as part of the Great Colleges program. Results can still be used for the recognition component within the Great Colleges program as long as the survey is conducted between February – Late March and the survey optimizations do not differ too greatly from the standard survey.

Step 1: Determine your goals for the survey

Knowing your survey goals and what you wish to accomplish with your survey data is critical to crafting the custom survey that meets your needs.


Step 2: Determine your audience

When you choose a custom survey, you have the option to survey additional staff beyond the random sample that is included in the Great Colleges program. Knowing your target audience for your custom survey allows you to customize your job roles, departments, colleges, etc. so that the survey statements and demographics speak to your audience.


Step 3: Determine the customization options that fit your institution’s needs

Once you have determined your goals and audience, ModernThink will partner closely with you to determine which of the many available customizations options best fit your institution’s needs. Customization options include, but are not limited to: custom statements, custom demographics, custom open-ended questions, custom survey definitions, custom benefit satisfaction statements, custom reporting options, custom survey data reports, workplace expert consulting and more.


Step 4: Sign your custom survey agreement

ModernThink will provide you with a custom survey agreement that meets your institution’s goals and budgetary needs. All institutions that choose to administer a custom survey are still eligible for recognition through the Great Colleges program.


Step 5: ModernThink assigns you a dedicated Project Manager to work with you on your custom survey

A knowledgeable and dedicated Project Manager will work with you through every step of the process, from creating your custom communication strategy to the delivery of your custom survey results reports.

Pricing for custom surveys depends on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the number of faculty and staff surveyed, the method of survey delivery (i.e. paper or online), the customization level of statements, the customization level of demographics, the level of reporting, etc.


If you are interested in learning more about these options and the associated fees, contact us at 888.684.4658 ext. 114 or greatcolleges@modernthink.com