Survey Instrument: Part 1

You can download these survey questions in an editable format through the Identifying OER Needs by Discipline Google Sheet.

Preface: Informed Consent Form

See Informed Consent.doc

The sections required in this form will vary depending on the institution and location where the survey is being implemented. Please consult your Institutional Review Board’s Informed Consent Form Guidelines before attempting to run this survey.

Do you consent to participate in this survey?

  • Yes
  • No (Selecting this option will immediately end the survey)

Part I: Demographics

1) What is your gender?

  • Man
  • Woman
  • Non-binary
  • Additional gender identity (Please specify)
  • Prefer not to disclose

2) What is your age?

  • 24 or below
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55-64
  • 65 or above

3) Which of the following best describes your current position?

  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Full-time non-tenure track faculty
  • Part-time non-tenure track faculty
  • Clinical Professor
  • Postdoc or Teaching Assistant
  • Professional staff with teaching responsibilities
  • Other (Please specify)

4) What is your highest educational qualification?

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree
  • PhD or Professional Doctorate
  • Other (Please specify)

5) How long have you been teaching?

  • Less than 1 year
  • 1-2 years
  • 3-5 years
  • 6-10 years
  • 11-15 years
  • 16-20 years
  • More than 20 years

6) Please select the discipline in which you teach the most often:

Discipline: [Dropdown list]
Subdiscipline: [Dropdown list]

[Allow Comments]

See Simplified_ISCED_Subjects.csv for full list

These subjects are slightly modified from the 2013 ISCED Subjects list [pdf]. Modifications have been made to include previously missing disciplines and to remove disciplines which are not relevant to this survey, such as typing and secretarial work. A comment box has been included for individuals who would like to provide a more specific subject area or discipline.

7) What method(s) of instruction do you use in your teaching? (Select all that apply)

  • In Person
  • Online (Asynchronous, i.e. students learn in their own time)
  • Online (Synchronous, i.e. class occurs on a set schedule)
  • Hybrid
  • Other (Please specify)

8) Do you have the authority to select the resources used in your courses?

  • Yes
  • No

8a) Please describe how course materials are selected in your department:

        [Text box]

9) What course materials do you regularly use in your teaching? (Select all that apply)

  • Images or infographics
  • Interactive games or simulations
  • Videos
  • Lesson plans
  • Assignments
  • Tests and quizzes
  • Textbooks
  • Textbook chapters
  • Articles
  • Slides and presentations
  • Video lectures/tutorials
  • Modules from an existing course
  • Other (Please specify) 


The following questions from this survey were adapted from the OER Research Hub Survey Questions by OER Research Hub, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: Q4, Q17, and Q18.


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Identifying OER Needs by Discipline by Abbey K. Elder is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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