The COVID-19 Virtual Transition Survey

How did COVID-19 impact the way you live, learn, work, and teach? We want to know.

The COVID-19 Virtual Transition Survey seeks to assess how staff and faculty have been impacted by Cal Poly’s transition to virtual instruction and telework during the spring 2020 quarter.

The university is conducting this important anonymous survey to understand how employees are responding to the crisis; provide the best resources available to support employee success; and gather employee perceptions on how the virtual transition has impacted course design, student learning, and work productivity.

This is a university-wide effort combining the efforts and resources of several divisions and departments on campus, including Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Human Resources. By conducting one comprehensive survey, the university aims to capture the full experience for all Cal Poly employees.

A special thanks to the EDUC 565 Measurement & Assessment graduate students for their assistance in developing and piloting this survey.

Survey Information

  • The survey period is June 1-16, 2020.
  • All faculty and staff members can participate.
  • Check your Cal Poly email for an invitation to participate from the President's Office, which includes a link to access the survey.
  • The survey is anonymous and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
  • To ensure your responses are captured, please complete the survey in a single session. The survey platform does not allow users to begin the survey and complete it at later time.

Survey FAQs

Why is Cal Poly conducting this survey?

The university seeks to understand how the transition to virtual instruction and telework impacted Cal Poly employees during the spring 2020 quarter.

The safety and well-being of the Cal Poly community and its members is the university’s primary concern. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Cal Poly will need to be prepared to offer virtual components to its teaching, learning, research, scholarship, and operations in the foreseeable future.

As such, Cal Poly wants to learn how employees are responding to the crisis; provide the best resources available to support employee success; and gather employee perceptions on how the virtual transition has impacted course design, student learning, and work productivity.

This assessment will position the university to continue to improve its collective response going forward.

Why is my participation in this survey important?

The survey is an opportunity for faculty and staff to tell the university what did and did not work for them during the virtual transition so that we can improve the delivery of virtual instruction and working modalities in the future. In turn, your participation will greatly help Cal Poly determine the resources you need for your virtual work environments.

Will my personal information be collected as part of the survey?

No personal information will be collected or required to complete the survey. Participants will have the option to answer demographics-related questions. What is shared is at the discretion of the survey taker.

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