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Below, please find a collection of resources, tools, and supports to help guide your Student Affairs and Campus Life assessment efforts.

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Qualtrics is a robust online survey-building tool that is highly customizable and easy to use. With the Qualtrics Research Suite, you are able to build and distribute your survey, analyze and report on your results, and collaborate in real-time in an easy to navigate web-based interface.

  • Design surveys with the intuitive drag-and-drop tool, 50+ survey templates, and 100+ question types
  • Reach respondents wherever they are, with surveys on mobile devices, apps, websites, and more

Qualtrics enterprise licensing is funded through a partnership between Academic Affairs, Health Information Services and Information Technology Services (ITS). Current UC San Diego faculty, staff and students can access to this powerful tool free of charge.

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Getting Started with Qualtrics

Qualtrics is now available to UC San Diego faculty, staff and students.

  1. Learn how to use Qualtrics:
  2. Login to Qualtrics
  3. Join the Qualtrics Slack Channel to join the UC San Diego Qualtrics community.



  • Survey building and design
    • Survey building wizard
    • Create surveys from scratch
    • Survey distribution
    • Randomized questions
    • Supports use of video
    • Graphics and rich media
  • Data collection and management
    • Mobile friendly
    • Captcha verification
    • Document uploads
    • Tracks invitations and reminders via email
  • Data analysis
    • Data storage in Qualtrics
    • Real-time reporting
    • Export data in multiple formats (SPSS, Excel, HTML, PDF, and more)
    • Integrate with existing Customer Relationship Management solutions (e.g. SalesForce)


Anthology Planning (formerly known as Compliance Assist) is an assessment management system that provides the template and structure for reporting. Planning is a useful platform for:

  • Planning assessment activities
  • Documenting student learning
  • Submitting assessment reports
  • Tracking progress on unit priorities
  • Sharing our assessment efforts
  • Sharing our goals and metrics

Getting Started with Anthology Planning

  1. Request an online account online through the Planning Account Request form. You'll receive an email confirmation confirming your account creation. Please allow up to a week to process your account.
  2. Once your account has been made, sign in on the UC San Diego Planning log-in page using your username and password.

Additional Resources

UC San Diego / VCSA resources



Articles & reports


American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) VALUE Rubrics (PDF files).

Reprinted with permission from Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievement: Tips and tools for Using Rubrics, edited by Terrel L. Rhodes. Copyright 2010 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

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