The Graduate Center utilizes surveys as a key component in its data-informed institutional decisions and planning. Student surveys collect information on graduate experiences and employment plans. Faculty surveys focus on collecting information on scholarship as well as satisfaction with work experience at the GC. Alumni surveys are key in providing employment and other post-graduation information about our graduates. The GC relies on a combination of internal surveys, designed and administered by the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE), and those designed by external organizations. More information about our surveys can be found below.