Institutional Research & Effectiveness

Qualtrics and Surveys

A survey, for this purpose, is defined broadly as any means of data collection in which questions are presented to respondents in paper, oral (e.g., interview, focus group), or electronic (e.g., email, web) format.

Qualtrics is LCSC's supported survey tool for collecting data for academic, administrative, and research-related purposes. Qualtrics is available to all current LCSC faculty, staff, and students, when supervised by staff or faculty. Every LCSC community member with an active or email account can sign up for a Qualtrics account for free.

Use of Qualtrics should adhere to the LCSC Survey Policy, as well as all federal, state, local and other applicable law; all LCSC rules and policies; and all applicable contracts and licenses.

LC STUDENTS: Because Qualtrics is currently having issues creating accounts for students, AFTER registering below, email Mercedes Pearson,, for your Qualtrics username and password. Thank you for your patience while we are working hard to resolve this issue.

Getting Started with Qualtrics?

Helpful Guide for New Users

Need to create an account? Already have an account? Need to submit a survey?**
Register Staff/Faculty Sign In Submit Survey
  Student Sign In  

 **If you are surveying our LCSC community (prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators), you must submit your project (see the LCSC Survey Policy for more details). If you are surveying people that are not affiliated with the college, you do not need to submit your survey.

LCSC Staff and Faculty Access to the LCSC Survey Bank

After you go through the above registration process and login to Qualtrics, in 1-2 business days, you will find a survey located in your Qualtrics account named LCSC Survey Bank - Copy to Use. In the survey are standardized questions the institution uses to directly compare numbers across campus. As the name implies, you must copy the survey to view it. You will then be able to copy questions from the campus-wide survey bank to any of your surveys. Instructions to do so can be found below. Of course, you may alter the questions as you see fit for your project, but keep in mind that the comparability of the results to other campus offices will be diminished after you do so.

Guidelines: Collecting Data from LCSC Students, Staff, and Faculty

  1. Participation – Respondents must be free from coercion. Author(s) must notify the respondents that their participation is voluntary and they are free to skip questions or opt-out without penalty.
  2. Disclosure – If identifying information needs to be collected and permission has been given, the author(s) must explicitly state so, as to not give the impression that the data collected will ensure anonymity. Respondents must be told in advance if data collected will not be anonymous.
  3. Confidentiality and Privacy - Respondents must be protected from the risk of unreasonable harm, including any risks regarding confidentiality or privacy.
  4. Results Distribution – Respondents should be informed if the data or results will be published or distributed, including whether individual responses will appear in the published results.
  5. Contact Person – Every project collecting data must include the contact information (name, email address, telephone number) of the author(s) should the respondents have any questions about the content or the use and/or publication of results. Individuals or groups shall not claim to officially represent the college itself in an official capacity.
  6.  Distribution – Due to the high volume of projects administered to collect data from the LCSC community, it is prohibited to distribute projects of data collection without submitting the project to the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

Use of Qualtrics should adhere to college policy:

LCSC community members engaging in survey research should familiarize themselves with LCSC Institutional Review Board policies.