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

Aligned with the new 5‑year survey schedule. The 2022 questionnaire aligns with SNAAP’s new 5‑year surveying interval, capturing both retrospective data and data on alumni circumstances that were 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 offered a single, streamlined version of the questionnaire to all. 

Expanded questionnaire. The questionnaire was 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. 

View the 2022 Questionnaire HERE


To strengthen generalizable insights from SNAAP’s aggregated data and the ways it could be analyzed to best inform the field, SNAAP worked 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 provided the foundation for creating survey weights after data collection.

Additionally, SNAAP implemented a focused recruitment of a greater diversity of arts schools and alumni. Greater participation enabled more detailed analyses of the aggregated data 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 strengthened the value of the collective SNAAP data — aggregated across institutions.