Research Student Self-Assessment
URSSA is an online survey instrument for use in evaluating student
outcomes of undergraduate research experiences in the sciences.
The URSSA survey items have been thoroughly tested and URSSA is now
returning and new users!
URSSA is hosted by salgsite.org, the web site that hosts the SALG
(Student Assessment of their Learning Gains), a survey instrument for
undergraduate course assessment. Through the salgsite platform,
URSSA users have access to all of the functions developed originally
the SALG, including the ability to:
currently available to departmental and program users
through the SALG interface.
We cannot guarantee survival of this interface - please always download
a copy of your instrument and your results for safekeeping.
- use and
customize an existing survey
it to students online
simple statistical reports of the results
the data for detailed analysis on your own computer.
For the latest information about URSSA, validation of its core scales, and how to use it, please
visit E&ER's web site:
Sometimes web links get broken. This site is provided as a public
service; it is updated only rarely. If the specific URL above
does not work, please visit www.colorado.edu/eer and follow the menus to our work on undergraduate research and assessment tools for UR.
The URSSA team comes from the University of Colorado at Boulder and
includes Anne-Barrie Hunter, Tim Weston, Heather Thiry and Sandra
Laursen. We thank the SALG team and all the students,
and program directors who helped us test and refine URSSA.
testing of URSSA has been supported by the National
Science Foundation through its Divisions of Chemistry and Undergraduate
Education, the Biological Sciences Directorate, and the Office of
Multidisciplinary Affairs, under grant
has been provided by the Biological Sciences Initiative and the NIH
at CU Boulder, through
from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
National Institutes of Health.
since 17 July 2009
last updated 3 June 2018