Participation in the INDEx Survey, by students and staff who teach, is anonymous and entirely voluntary. Data gathered in the INDEx Survey will be jointly owned by each participating institution and the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. No individual institutional data will be analysed by the National Forum. The National Forum will analyse the anonymised aggregated national data upon completion of the full survey and will use this data for analysis, public reports and presentations.
The INDEx Student Survey, with its explicit focus on students’ digital experiences, engagement and expectations, will complement ISSE (Irish Survey of Student Engagement). The report of INDEx Survey findings will use categories similar to those used in ISSE so that the findings can be considered together.
The INDEx Survey is adapted from an existing survey developed by Jisc (Digital Experience Insights). The National Forum acknowledges the support of Jisc in providing the survey instrument and platform. The National Forum has worked closely with staff and students across the Irish higher education sector to tailor the INDEx Survey specifically for students and staff who teach in higher education in Ireland.