The Barometer of Alumni Sentiment gives a comprehensive picture of how positively disposed alumni are towards their university.
It identifies alumni sentiment across a wide range of relationship indicators, picking up on factors shown to be critical to institutional support.
The Barometer is a survey sent by each institution to their own alumni, with all the backroom detail of design and set up, data collection and analysis taken care of.
Rigorous. Highly relevant. Confidential. The Barometer delivers...
1. Deep data on your institutionwith independent evidence of the nature and extent of affiliation in your alumni community. It dives into differences between your alumni. It shows you how different international/domestic alumni are. It also identifies any statistically significant differences between males and females, alumni in different age brackets, alumni who completed undergraduate studies versus postgraduate, and those who studied full-time or part-time.
Obtain the data you need to you plan, evaluate and track changes over time.
2. Comparison with other Australian universities.You will see what alumni from other institutions think and say about their alma mater (aggregated to preserve confidentiality of findings). This data allows you to interpret your findings more accurately and fully.
The Barometer has been designed on four principles:
1. The need for high quality evidence in professional practice 2. Commitment to continual improvement in professional alumni relations practice 3. Sustainability of alumni feedback through an affordable turn-key process, and 4. The value of collaboration in a shared Australian environment combined with privacy
To date, 13 universities in Australia participate in the Barometer for the value it provides. Be part of this tailor-made Sector index - a first in our part of the world.