Streamlining the 2022 questionnaire to improve the survey respondent’s experience completing the questionnaire.

Aligning with the new 5‑year survey schedule. The questionnaire will align with SNAAP’s new 5‑year surveying interval, capturing both retrospective data and data on alumni circumstances that will be current at the time of the survey’s administration.

One questionnaire vs. multiple modules. Prior administrations of the SNAAP survey included optional modules for additional cost. The 2022 survey will offer a single, streamlined version of the questionnaire to all. 

Expanded questionnaire. The questionnaire will be expanded in important substantive areas, including:

  • Questions to garner more insight on alumni experiences in terms of their sense of belonging during their educational experience. 

  • Demographic questions about how a person identifies themself, as well as ableness and disability, that aim to provide the means to examine alumni data with greater granularity.

  • Questions to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for training, education and employment. The goal is to gather alumni perspectives on shifts in their work environments and potential shifts in needed skills and opportunities for sustaining creative lives and work in the future.

View the 2022 Questionnaire HERE


To strengthen generalizable insights from SNAAP’s aggregated data and the ways it may be analyzed to best inform the field, SNAAP is working with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), based at the University of Chicago, to create a sampling frame from IPEDS data available from the last 25 years. The frame will provide the foundation for creating survey weights after data collection.

Additionally, SNAAP is implementing a focused recruitment of a greater diversity of arts schools and alumni. Greater participation will enable more detailed analyses of the aggregated data in order to provide more context for higher education institutions to interpret and gain perspective on their own institutional data.

Through the recruitment of a greater diversity of art schools, updating and expanding the questionnaire, and creating a sampling frame, SNAAP seeks to strengthen the value of the collective SNAAP data — aggregated across institutions.

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