Institutional Assessment

Focus Groups

Download the focus group protocol here
Focus Group Protocol
Focus Group Protocol

(5 steps for campus based focus groups)

Valencia College has a team of faculty and staff members who have been professionally trained to facilitate focus groups. We are able to develop focus group questions with you, identifying the sample, running the sessions, and reporting out the results.

History of and best practices for focus groups: Download the presentation from the Southeastern Evaluations Association webinar “Capturing Student Voices, Teaching Them to Listen: Effective Strategies for Conducting Focus Groups on Campus".

Please email the Institutional Assessment Office if you need help developing your research questions, focus group procedures, or analyzing your results:

Focus Group Guide Final Report
New Student Experience Focus Group Guide- Spring 2015  
Leadership Academy Focus Group Guide Leadership Academy Report
REACH Focus Group Guide REACH Report
  Student Success and the 3-Prep Mandate Report
LifeMap Student Handbook Focus Group Guide  
Title V – Transfer and Advising Focus Group Guide  
Supplemental Learning Focus Group Guide  
Community Inclusion Campaign Focus Group Guide  
Student Decision-Making Focus Group Guide  
Career Services Focus Group Guide  
New Student Experience Focus Group Guide  

Training Materials 9/27/16