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2020 ETRAC Student Survey

Informed Consent

Welcome to the 2020 Educause Student Technology Survey!

Study Description 

This survey asks questions about your experiences with and attitudes toward technology as a college student. It will help us understand your academic experiences with technology.  Your responses will help staff at your school and other schools understand how to use technology more effectively to benefit students. There are no right or wrong answers. We would just like you to answer as honestly as you can. Participation in the survey is completely voluntary. You can choose to exit the survey at any point. Your responses are anonymous. Required questions are indicated with an asterisk (*).

This survey is expected to take about 20 minutes to complete.  The survey can be completed on your mobile device, but you may have the best survey response experience using a desktop or laptop computer. Please use the survey’s navigation buttons below to go back or forward within the survey. Using your device or browser’s navigation buttons may result in lost answers.

Conditions and Stipulations

  1. This online survey is being conducted for research purposes. The data resulting from this anonymous survey will be made available to researchers at EDUCAUSE and your academic institution. You cannot be identified by your non-written survey responses. Data will be available as individual responses and in aggregate formats. It will be available to the general public in the form of public presentations, reports, journal or newspaper articles, and/or in books. 
  2. Your responses to this survey are collected anonymously.  IP addresses and other personally identifiable data are not collected.  Due to this method of data collection researchers are unable to remove your survey response should you wish to withdraw it.
  3. You cannot be identified by your non-written survey responses. There are several open-ended questions in this survey. It is best not to include personally identifiable information in these responses. Any personally identifying, non-anonymous responses you provide will be removed from the data set before the researchers analyze results. The researchers will not be able to identify you.
  4. The online survey involves questions about your IT experiences and expectations in higher education. Beyond demographics, all questions will only address IT-related issues.
  5. This survey is expected to take about 20 minutes to complete. Taking the research survey is voluntary. If you do not wish to participate, there will be no penalty or loss of benefits. If you do not participate, it will not affect your college/university status in any way. If you choose, you may stop your participation at any time. If you choose to participate, you may skip any question you do not wish to answer, with the exception of a few required screening questions at the beginning of the survey. 
  6. If you have any questions about the research survey and your rights as a participant, you can contact the research team through benchmarking@educause.edu. You will not directly benefit from taking the survey. Your responses will provide data to inform higher education institutions on how to best improve IT experiences for students and faculty at colleges and universities. You may choose to enter a drawing for one of a set of Amazon gift cards (one $100 card and 38 $50 cards) provided by EDUCAUSE for the national pool of survey participants. 
  7. EDUCAUSE owns and maintains the data collected for the project. De-identified individual response data are stored on EDUCAUSE computers and/or in cloud-based storage systems. The data are stored indefinitely for use in analysis and benchmarking. Data are password-protected and accessible only by authorized individuals. 
  8. For the purposes of reducing duplicate responses, this survey uses cookie-based duplicate protection. To learn more about how these cookies are stored and used, please review Survey Gizmo’s privacy policy.
  9. By selecting “I agree” below, you are agreeing to participate in the research study, according to your rights as a voluntary research participant, as outlined above, and you provide consent to EDUCAUSE to use your survey responses as outlined above. (If you are viewing this on a mobile device, this option will appear on the next page. Please use the arrow to advance.)
 

Conditions and Stipulations

  1. This online survey is being conducted for research purposes. The data resulting from this anonymous survey will be made available to researchers at EDUCAUSE and your academic institution. You cannot be identified by your non-written survey responses. Data will be available as individual responses and in aggregate formats. It will be available to the general public in the form of public presentations, reports, journal or newspaper articles, and/or in books. 
  2. Your responses to this survey are collected anonymously.  IP addresses and other personally identifiable data are not collected.  Due to this method of data collection researchers are unable to remove your survey response should you wish to withdraw it.
  3. You cannot be identified by your non-written survey responses. There are several open-ended questions in this survey. It is best not to include personally identifiable information in these responses. Any personally identifying, non-anonymous responses you provide will be removed from the data set before the researchers analyze results. The researchers will not be able to identify you.
  4. The online survey involves questions about your IT experiences and expectations in higher education. Beyond demographics, all questions will only address IT-related issues.
  5. This survey is expected to take about 20 minutes to complete. Taking the research survey is voluntary. If you do not wish to participate, there will be no penalty or loss of benefits. If you do not participate, it will not affect your college/university status in any way. If you choose, you may stop your participation at any time. If you choose to participate, you may skip any question you do not wish to answer, with the exception of a few required screening questions at the beginning of the survey. 
  6. If you have any questions about the research survey and your rights as a participant, you can contact the research team through benchmarking@educause.edu. You will not directly benefit from taking the survey. Your responses will provide data to inform higher education institutions on how to best improve IT experiences for students and faculty at colleges and universities.
  7. EDUCAUSE owns and maintains the data collected for the project. De-identified individual response data are stored on EDUCAUSE computers and/or in cloud-based storage systems. The data are stored indefinitely for use in analysis and benchmarking. Data are password-protected and accessible only by authorized individuals. 
  8. For the purposes of reducing duplicate responses, this survey uses cookie-based duplicate protection. To learn more about how these cookies are stored and used, please review Survey Gizmo’s privacy policy.
  9. By selecting “I agree” below, you are agreeing to participate in the research study, according to your rights as a voluntary research participant, as outlined above, and you provide consent to EDUCAUSE to use your survey responses as outlined above. (If you are viewing this on a mobile device, this option will appear on the next page. Please use the arrow to advance.)
 
1. You must be an adult (at least 18 years old, in most jurisdictions) and a full-time or part-time undergraduate student to participate in this survey. Indicate your agreement with the informed consent statement below. *This question is required.
Robots are not eligible to participate.