Closing Your Survey and Report Development

Thank you for your assistance in administering the PACE survey at your campus!  Here are a few things to know while your reports are in development.

Survey Close, Data Analysis, and Reporting

A few days prior to the scheduled close date for your survey, your report lead will contact you to confirm the close date. We recommend utilizing your response rate tracker to monitor how many employees are completing the survey. If you are satisfied with your institution’s response rate, we can proceed to close the survey on the scheduled date. If you would like to extend the duration of your survey, please contact your report lead.

  • NILIE staff analyze survey results and send client representative a full report within 8 business weeks of the survey closing, excluding university holidays.
  • Partner pays the remaining statement balance if payment has not already been made in full.
  • Partner reviews report and requests any final changes.

What you will receive

  • Executive Summary
  • PACE Report
  • Demographics Report
  • Personnel Classification Report
  • Custom Report (which encompasses custom questions and custom demographic questions)
  • Subscale Report(s)
  • Qualitative Report
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Qualitative Report
  • Report Interpretations Instructions
  • Excel Data File with Codebook

Report Format

We encourage you to browse through our sample reports.  The full PACE report includes:  the standard PACE and demographic reports, which break out the PACE climate factors by question response rates and by each standard demographic category; a personnel classification report; a custom report that includes any custom demographic questions included specifically by the institution (if applicable); a subscale report (if applicable); and a qualitative report.  Report interpretation instructions and a raw data Excel file with a codebook are also included.

Comparisons in your Report

Each report includes options for up to three comparison groups of your choice. Attributes you can select include: PACE normbase, size (from Carnegie classification), geographic location (from Census), control, degree of urbanization (from IPEDS), or your institution’s previous administration (if applicable). Many institutions choose to use the normbase and previous administration as two of their comparisons.