Surveys & Indirect Measures

The Office for Institutional Effectiveness strives to expand the capacity for assessment at Clemson to enrich data-driven continuous improvement and innovations. Towards this goal, OIE provides resources and services for creating and using surveys and other indirect measures.

Survey Software

All Clemson faculty, staff, and students have access to Qualtrics online survey software for university-related work. Employees can also use Anthology Baseline for conducting surveys.

Do not use other online survey software or free, unlicensed Qualtrics accounts for university-related work. Use of Google Forms and Microsoft Forms is discouraged for confidential or restricted data. Directory information (such as names and email addresses) should not be transmitted to any survey vendor without satisfying the stipulations in the South Carolina Family Privacy Protection Act (FPPA).

We recommend that you use Clemson's Qualtrics enterprise license for most surveys. Qualtrics is a feature-rich, functional survey software solution and has met the requirements for Clemson's IT Solutions Registry. Please see our Qualtrics Terms of Use.

Please see the links in the sidebar for more useful information on how to design, implement, and execute your survey. If you would like to distribute a survey at Clemson, need help developing your survey in Qualtrics or Baseline, or have any other survey-related question, please use the links below or email