You are invited to participate in the University of Oregon (UO) Outcomes Survey. This survey is being conducted by in continuation of The Outcomes Survey to which you were invited to participate in May 2016.

The purpose of this survey is to examine student’s professional and academic career outcomes following graduation. Your participation in this survey will contribute to a better understanding of what students at the University of Oregon do after graduating. These data are used by the University of Oregon, and managed by the University of Oregon Career Center. You are free to Contact the University of Oregon Career Center (career@uoregon.edu) with any additional questions.

If you agree to participate:

The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes of your time, although it could take longer depending on your answers. Participation will involve answering questions about a variety of topics that may include your job search, employment status, pursuit of additional education, motivation, satisfaction, and engagement with UO services and resources.

Risks/Benefits

There may be survey items with which you are uncomfortable or would rather not answer. You may skip these items or decline to answer using the “I’d rather not answer” option. There are no other known risks associated with completing this survey. There are no costs for participating, nor are there any direct benefits to you. Data obtained may be beneficial to UO and contribute to a greater understanding of student career outcomes following graduation.

Incentives/Compensation

You may receive incentives from a drawing based on your participation. These incentives will be offered based on completion during each of the survey periods (3 months following, 6 months following, and 1 year following). Odds of receiving incentives are based upon the total number of participants who have completed the survey in a given survey period. Drawings are conducted randomly, and all entrants have an equal chance of winning. Incentives will be disbursed within a month from the close of the final survey period (June, 2017). Information on claiming these prizes will be emailed to you using the email address on file. Inquiries about this program should be directed to the University of Oregon Career Center at career@uoregon.edu.

Confidentiality and Anonymity of Responses

Your privacy and the confidentiality of your data will be protected. Data collected will be stored on secure servers and will only be accessible to a selected survey research team at UO. Identifying information will be kept confidential by this research team. During the data collection phase for tracking purposes only. Email addresses may be used to inform you of the award of prizes associated with the national drawing described in the Incentives/Compensation section above, but this information will not be directly associated with your responses. A limited number of research team members will have access to these data during data collection.

Your responses will be connected to a limited set of your academic background data and demographic information in order to monitor and mitigate response bias or to facilitate analysis based on these factors. Data may be connected to additional academic background data and demographics (to further inform campus-level program review and improvement efforts at the institution).

If it becomes necessary for any other entity other than UO to review the survey records, information that can be linked to you will be protected to the extent permitted by law. Other than as described in this document, your research records will not be released without your consent unless required by law or a court order. The data resulting from your participation may be made available to other researchers in the future for research purposes not detailed within this consent form. In these cases, the data will contain no identifying information that could associate it with you, or with your participation in this survey.

Participation or Withdrawal

Your participation in this study is voluntary. You may decline to answer any question and you have the right to withdraw from participation at any time. Required questions can be declined using the “I’d rather not answer” option. If you do not want to participate, either simply stop participating or close the browser window. You may decide not to participate at all or, if you start the study, you may withdraw at any time. Data are recorded at the time of entry regardless of completion status. If you wish to withdraw your data you must contact the University of Oregon Career Center (career@uoregon.edu) within one week of submitting a response. Withdrawal or refusing to participate will not affect your relationship with the University of Oregon in any way. You may decline to answer any item. You do not waive any rights, legal claims, or remedies by participating in this study.

Questions about participation

If you have more specific questions about the survey, your participation, or need to update your email address, contact the University of Oregon Career Center (career@uoregon.edu). Contact information is also included in the email(s) you received prompting your participation. Thank you very much for participating in the University of Oregon Outcomes Survey!