Monday, June 1, 2015

TechQual+ Maintenance Weekend of June 27th, 2015

The TechQual+ Web site and associate services will not be available to participating institutions or survey respondents beginning at 12 noon on Saturday June 27th, 2015. Services are expected to be restored later that day, but owing to DNS changes the site may not be available for 24 - 36 hours. Individuals visiting will receive a graceful message indicated that system maintenance is underway. The site and services will be migrated to hardware operating out of the University of Georgia's data center.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

TechQual+ Participant Conference Calls & Training for Spring 2015

Every semester the Higher Education TechQual+ Project sponsors monthly conference calls for participants. These calls provide the opportunity for participants to discuss their use of the TechQual+ survey and tools, get advice on administering TechQual+ surveys, and provide feedback on project services. All participants are advised to participate in these conference calls whether they are new to the project or are actively planning or administering a TechQual+ survey.

Spring 2015 conference calls are scheduled on the following dates and times. Use the information below the schedule to join the monthly conference calls.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 11am ET
Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 11am ET
Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 11am ET
Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 11am ET.

Dial +1 (408) 650-3131
Access Code / Meeting ID: 921-579-957

Interactive Online TechQual+ Training for New Project Participants

There will be a three hour interactive online training session scheduled for new project participants. During this training session the TechQual+ principal investigator will provide tutorials on the following topics:
  • Designing your TechQual+ Survey
  • Working with an IRB
  • Developing a Data Filtering Strategy
  • Random Sampling
  • Communications Planning
  • Collecting Survey Data
  • Administering a Survey
  • Monitoring Progress
  • Performing Initial Data Analysis
  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Linking Survey Results to Strategic Planning
The training session is scheduled from 1pm to 4pm ET on Friday, February 6, 2015. To participate please register using the following URL:

Upon registration attendees will be forwarded information on how to join the training session. Please direct any questions regarding these opportunities to Dr. Timothy Chester, the principal investigator for the TechQual+ project, at

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New Things for 2015!

Here's just a few things that you can expect from the Higher Education TechQual+ Project for 2015.
  • The core TechQual+ survey will be updated for 2015, based on feedback from project participants. The new survey will be made available for comment on Monday, December 22nd 2014. Participants will have through January 9th, 2015 to provide feedback on the updated survey. The finalized core survey will be available for use on Monday, January 12th, 2015.
  • The project Web site and tools will be updated. Changes include a new editor for composing email messages, changes to the URL for surveys, and other improvements suggested by project participants. The updated Web site will be available on January 5th, 2015.
  • Monthly conference calls will continue to be held throughout the semester, but the conference calls will become more participant driven. Tutorials will be moved into one three hour online workshop for new participants that will be held in late January, 2015. The schedule for monthly conference calls and the online workshop will be announced by January 5th, 2015.
If you have questions please email the TechQual+ principal investigator, Dr. Timothy M. Chester, at

Thursday, November 6, 2014

System Maintenance Saturday, November 8th, 2014

The TechQual+ Web sites will be down for approximately four hours the afternoon of Saturday, November 8, 2014 starting at approximately 12 noon EST. Graceful messages will replace the standard Web site home pages at both and during the maintenance. The maintenance will include database upgrades and other maintenance and is expected to last no longer than 4 hours. Messages announcing the start of the maintenance and the completion of this maintenance will be announced as followup to this forum posting. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

TechQual+ Project Meetup at EDUCAUSE 2014

There will be a meet and greet event for the TechQual+ Project on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the national EDUCAUSE 2014 conference in Orlando, Florida. The meeting will be from 4pm to 5pm in room 207A, the "Community and Collaboration Lounge." Please come join other project participants and discuss your use of the TechQual+ tools. This is your opportunity to discuss the project with the principal investigator, Dr. Timothy M. Chester, and influence the future direction of this work.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April 2014 Participant Conference Call

The April 2014 participant conference call is scheduled for Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11am ET. Planned topics for discussion include administering your survey, monitoring progress, and initial data analysis. To participate in the conference call please use the information below.
Dial-in @ +1 (626) 521-0014
Access Code: 833-967-037

Monday, February 24, 2014

March 2014 Participant Conference Call

The March 2014 participant conference call is scheduled for Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11am ET. Planned topics for discussion include processes of random sampling and communications planning. To participate in the conference call please use the information below.
Dial-in @ +1 (626) 521-0014
Access Code: 833-967-037