The GPSC Institute is a centralized location for GPSC to send out and collect the data from surveys of the student body and other sources of information that we use in order to make informed decisions. Surveys have been conducted throughout GPSC’s history, many of which (from us and our partner/parent departments on campus), are available to see here. In addition, GPSC’s strategic plan “GPSC 2020”, written in response to ABOR’s 2020 vision and highlighting our organization’s goals for the upcoming years, can be found as well.
GPSC Institute – Principles
- All GPSC surveys must be created with the input of GPSC’s Policy Committee, Policy Chair, Policy Analyst, the Executive Board and the General Council.
- All GPSC surveys will be presented to the GPSC’s Executive Board and the General Council.
- The GPSC will partner with UA campus groups to develop surveys under two conditions: 1) that these campus units do not seek to undermine the results of surveys should those results suggest that the administration at any level has to act in a way against their self-interest, 2) that the campus groups agree that completed surveys be voted on by the GPSC. The GPSC highly values clear representation of the graduate and professional student experience in order to enhance the life of students and the mission of the university. Therefore, the GPSC commits to statistically valid and reliable surveys, meaning adherence to policies that prevent adulteration or modification of results.
- GPSC commits to adhering to survey results no matter if the results run contrary to GPSC’s stated advocacy.
- GPSC will commit to having the best surveys on campus. By the “best,” we mean that the surveys we develop on our own or in concert with others with be the most statistically valid and reliable surveys possible, and the interpretations of those results will be trusted by the graduate and professional students and the wider campus community as non-biased truthful results.
- GPSC will seek partners to develop surveys who will abide by the principle that surveys conducted about graduate and professional students who seek to understand graduate and professional student experience in order to enhance the life of students and the mission of the university. GPSC will not partner with groups on surveys or publish results of surveys with campus units who seek to undermine the results of surveys should those results suggest that the administration at any level has to act in a way against their self-interest.