CAWG surveys are administered to students at different points in their academic careers and are a way of gaining insight into student perceptions towards various topics. They are updated every year with some questions staying the same for trends and others being updated to topical issues/concerns.
The different groups focus on different times: Beginnings administers surveys to freshmen in their first semester, ACES administers to juniors/seniors (given to students in junior ENGL requirement), and Ret/Comp focuses on alumni.
Beginning Student Surveys
University of Maryland Student Surveys
Please Note: The UMSS was not administered in 2001, the time was used to pilot several smaller surveys, therefore, the survey is not available for that year.