The opportunity for national recognition is exciting, but the most valuable part of participation in this program is the survey data you receive. It is our goal to help participating institutions understand the dynamics and influences that are having the greatest impact on their own campus culture and that ultimately are shaping the future of the higher education community.

To that end, each participating institution receives three Topline Reports summarizing key results from your faculty/staff survey, as well as aggregate results from the Institution Questionnaire© submissions. Click on the images below to see report samples. These reports are included at NO COST to participants.

Overall Survey Results

This one-page graphical summary shows your institution’s overall survey results within 15 different dimensions. It includes benchmarking data to compare your institution’s results to schools of similar size that were recognized in the program on the Honor Roll as well as schools that participated in your Carnegie Classification. Download a Sample Here

Topline Survey Results by Job Category

Overall Survey Results by Job Category

Faculty and staff are asked multiple optional demographic questions at the end of the survey (see demographics here). This report shows your results on each of the 15 survey dimensions by one of these demographics, Job Category (Administration, Faculty, Exempt Professional Staff, Non-Exempt Professional Staff, and Adjunct if applicable). Download a Sample here.

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Higher Education Workplace Trend Summary

The Trend Report provides comparative data for some of the most relevant demographics and policies. It includes aggregate data from a selection of the questions asked on the Institution Questionnaire© (IQ) that each participant completes as part of their participation in the program. Summarized in both chart and graphical form, we highlight in aggregate what schools are doing so that you can see trends as well as where you stand relative to your peers. The report includes information that profiles the applicant pool, including information about select programs and policies. We continue to enhance this report year after year so the format and content are subject to change. Download a Sample Here

Dig Deeper!

The Great Colleges program provides advanced reporting options for an additional fee. Please visit Additional Reports for more information.

ModernThink workplace experts are also available to help you analyze and communicate your results to your employees while developing a plan for implementing next step actions. Please visit Analysis and Consulting for more information on the available consulting options.

Interested in a more custom approach to our survey? We also offer use of our instrument outside the Great Colleges program. Contact Suzi Schmittlein at to learn more.