A VSE survey account on the CASE AMAtlas Surveys website, which is separate from a CASE member account, is required to access the VSE survey. To request a VSE account or to change an existing survey contact, email the AMAtlas team. Include your institution name, city, and state, and your name, email address, and phone number. If you already have an account but have forgotten your password, there is a password-reset link on the survey login page.
During an active VSE survey cycle, follow the steps below to check into the survey and indicate whether your institution intends to participate. You can do so before you are ready to enter data into the survey.
Go to the Surveys tab. Click "GO" beside the active survey.
In the blue Survey Status area, check "We will (or will not) complete the survey this year." Indicating that you will participate activates the survey for data entry.
Click "OK" to confirm that you want to change the survey status.
If your participation status should change, you can remove the check from your previous selection and make another selection.
Be sure the survey status box "We will complete the survey this year" is checked. You cannot enter data if the box is not checked.
Open each section to enter data. You do not have to complete the survey or a section entirely at one time. There are buttons to save your progress at the bottom of each section.
When your survey is complete, go to the blue Survey Status area on the survey menu, and check "We are DONE with the survey." If your survey has no errors, your survey will be marked done and officially submitted.
You will be notified if you have errors on your survey. Errors must be resolved before the survey can be marked done. Email the AMAtlas team if you need help with survey errors.
Mark the survey done by October 1st (higher education institutions) or November 1st (precollege institutions). To request a deadline extension, email the AMAtlas team. Include your institution name, city, and state, and the new deadline you are requesting.
Download our document, How to Participate in the VSE Survey, for information about the different VSE survey versions, what data are required to participate in the survey, and the optional sections and questions participants can choose to complete.
Late June: The VSE Survey opens for data input. Participants may also request to complete prior-year surveys in which they did not participate.
October 1: Survey deadline for higher education institutions.
November 1: Survey deadline for precollege institutions.
To request a deadline extension, email the AMAtlas team. Include the institution's name, city, and state, your name and contact information, and the requested deadline extension date.
February: Official release of the survey results.
CASE publishes VSE Survey research findings throughout the year. Individual-institution data are available exclusively in AMAtlas Data Miner, CASE’s longitudinal and comparative metrics on-line reporting solution. Access to Data Miner is a CASE member benefit. Email the AMAtlas team to request a Data Miner user account.
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