SCSU Survey

Student Directors and Callers

Student Directors

Student directors submit and critique potential survey questions, study assigned survey literature and conduct training sessions for new callers before surveys begin, among other duties. All student directors present survey findings at the SCSU Student Research Colloquium, press conferences, and other venues such as annual meeting of the Minnesota Political Science Association.

Each year SCSU Survey conducts two primary surveys. The Fall Statewide Survey is conducted in late October or early November and focuses on asking questions of Minnesota adults and focus on political, social and environmental concerns.

A second annual survey is the spring survey of St. Cloud State students and focuses on their opinions related to current issues that impact students. Other surveys are conducted each year on a contract basis, including an annual February survey for the Minnesota Lottery.

Student directors work between two and 20 hours each week, depending on Survey needs, in addition to a weekly meeting.

For more information, contact SCSU Survey at scsusurveysw@stcloudstate.edu or 320-308-3980.

Student callers

SCSU Survey hires students with good communication skills as paid callers to conduct three to five surveys each year.

Current students — both graduate and undergraduate — are invited to apply as callers. Student callers are required to attend two or more training sessions when they are first hired to learn background information about the survey and necessary procedures to follow. After receiving training, callers may be hired repeatedly, depending on need and previous performance as a caller.

Each year SCSU Survey conducts two primary surveys. The Fall Statewide Survey is conducted in late October or early November and focuses on asking questions of Minnesota adults and focus on political, social and environmental concerns.

A second annual survey is the spring survey of St. Cloud State students and focuses on their opinions related to current issues that impact students. Other surveys are conducted each year on a contract basis, including an annual survey for the Minnesota Lottery.

For more information, contact SCSU Survey at scsusurveysw@stcloudstate.edu or 320-308-3980.