Washington State University hosted the first-ever Qualtrics Summit on February 18-19. The summit featured best practices and new uses for the powerful, secure online survey tool.

WSU offers free Qualtrics access to all faculty, staff and students for data collection and analysis in academic research, opinion surveys and customer feedback.

The keynote speaker featured Shelly Wymer, director of the Office of Measurement Services at the University of Minnesota. Her presentation focused on survey governance in a University setting and the steps she has taken to improve Qualtrics governance at the UMN. As head of UMN’s University Survey Advisory team, Wymer has been leading the efforts to govern surveys across the UMN system since 2010 with the goals of reducing survey fatigue and increasing response rates.

Mick Swenson, of Qualtrics, demonstrated effective uses of the cloud-based software. WSU faculty and staff also presented Flash Talks on how they’ve used Qualtrics successfully.

The Provost’s Office and the Office of Research Support and Operations sponsored the Qualtrics Summit. Check out videos from the event below.


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