From October 1-December 31, 2021, the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) conducted a survey of students at Virginia colleges and universities. More than 5,600 valid student responses from 41 institutions were received, reflecting an overall response rate of 10%. The largest response (58.5%) was from doctoral institutions, with private, two-year, and four-year institutions responding at 12-14%. A random sample of ODU students produced 287 responses (see Appendix A for ODU demographics). The survey aimed to answer these questions:
- What is the impact of course material costs on educational equity among Virginia students?
- What course content materials do students find to be most beneficial to their learning?
It also served to update and validate surveys conducted by other states and regions in the past, including a survey of ODU students in 2017. The full survey instrument and results are available on the VIVA Website: https://vivalib.org/va/open/survey
Vaughan, Karen, "Report on ODU Findings from the Virginia Course Materials Survey Fall 2021" (2023). Libraries Reports and Documents. 19.