In March 2015 undergraduates of CSU, Chico will be invited via email to participate in the Educause Center for Applied Research (ECAR) Technology Survey. This will be the second year that CSU, Chico is participating in the survey. CSU, Chico is interested in improving students’ experiences with information technology in higher education. The results of this survey are very important to the campus and will help determine future technology direction. Participation in the study is voluntary, and responses are completely confidential.
Only undergraduates are eligible to participate in this particular survey. The link is provided in an email invitation sent to all undergrads from firstname.lastname@example.org beginning March 25, 2015. After completing the anonymous survey, participants can elect to enter their email address into a separate drawing for a $50 or $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Students will only be contacted by EDUCAUSE if they are randomly selected to receive a gift card, and their contact information will be kept confidential.
To verify the authenticity of the email, a sample is provided below.
March 25, 2015
Dear CSU, Chico Student:
You have been selected to participate in a survey that will help us learn how to provide you with better information technology services at CSU, Chico. By completing this survey, you will be eligible to win either a $50 or $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com!
CSU, Chico is interested in improving students’ experiences with information technology in higher education. The results of this survey are very important to us. Your participation in the study is voluntary, and your responses will be completely confidential. This survey will help us gain an understanding of the extent to which you use information technologies in your courses, as well as your perspective about the impact of information technologies on your academic experience.
We encourage you to participate, and completing the web-based survey should only take about 15 minutes. Your input is valuable to us.
Please go here to complete the survey: (link provided in the email)
For more detailed information and verification of the validity of this survey sponsored by Educause, please visit the CSU, Chico IT Support Services website: http://csuchico.edu/itss. If you have any questions, please email CSU Chico IT Surveys.
Thank you very much for your participation!