Thank you for choosing to complete the SURE III survey.
We greatly appreciate your participation. Please read through this introductory information before continuing onto the actual survey (the link is at the end of this page).
We will begin with a section that asks a few questions about you. Responses will be grouped by school and program, so we need these identifiers. We also ask for other personal characteristics that will help us to determine whether different groups of students are having similar or different experiences, find similar or different aspects of the research summer of greater value, etc. After we ask about you, we ask you about your mentor experiences, if applicable. Next, we ask you to evaluate the benefits of having the summer research experience. As you will see, each item is evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5. These data will be analyzed statistically to discover patterns and trends. After that, we ask about some of the other activities that may have been offered during your summer research program. The data will be aggregated and, along with any anonymous comments you have provided, will be reported to your institution. Your name will not be attached to the data in any way.
Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary, and you have the right to decline to participate. In addition, you may decide not to answer any particular question in the survey simply by checking the box labeled "Not applicable / Prefer not to answer". Please use this option if needed — if you leave blanks, we may wonder if you just forgot to respond to that item. If you have any questions about the survey, now or later, please use this email address to get in contact with us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, we offer students who complete the SURE III survey an opportunity to be entered into a raffle for one of ten $50 gift certificates from Amazon.com, as a "thank you" for your participation. If you wish to be entered in the raffle, we will need your name and email to contact you if you win. Please be assured that the file containing these names will be completely separate from the file of survey responses; this list of names will not be used for any other purpose.
Thank you for providing this valuable information. Your thoughtful responses are greatly appreciated. The number of students participating from your institution may be small, so every response counts. By filling in all or part of the information requested in the survey, you are agreeing that we may use your responses as part of the aggregate data. Aggregate data for your institution (along with anonymous comments you may provide) will be sent to your program director, and aggregate data for all responses will be sent to all program directors; we will write up a report for the program directors which may subsequently be published in the education literature. Thanks very much! Your participation will help us make summer research programs more effective, and will help us to provide good experiences for the students that follow in your path.
In accordance with the US Department of Health & Human Services and the Grinnell Institutional Review Board, permission is required by parents or guardians and assent by participants under the age of 18 years. It is the responsibility of the institution providing the research experience or the institution requesting participation in these assessment tools to follow the requirements established by the US Department of Health & Human Services. http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/45cfr46.html#46.402