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Evaluation criteria


  • Describe the program type (e.g., certification, 2-year, 4-year) and provide the name of the program (e.g., Surveying…, Geomatics…) What surveying courses are offered/required in the program?
  • What is unique about the program compared to other surveying programs?
  • What are the qualifications of the instructors? How many are full-time?  Adjunct?
  • Is the program accredited?  If so, by what commission or association?
  • What surveying tools, equipment, and technologies are used to teach students?
  • How does the program remain current with surveying technology?

Student outcomes

  • What is the primary learning objective for the program?
  • What are the student outcomes, and how are they assessed? Are surveying internships incorporated into your program?
  • Are students engaged in assignments or projects that involve real-world application?
  • Are instructors and/or students involved in research and development activities?  Provide brief examples.

Student involvement

  • Are students active in surveying clubs and professional associations?  What activities do they do?
  • Have students participated in any surveying competitions within the last two academic years?
  • Are students engaged in community service projects?  If so, briefly describe them, differentiating non-technical humanitarian projects from those that are tied to the curriculum or that required the use of surveying skills

Outreach / recruitment

  • How, and from where, does the program recruit students?
  • What are the enrollment numbers for the program for the past 3 years?
  • Are external licensed surveyors involved in the program?  If so, how?
  • Does the program seek assistance or support from external associations, societies, or firms?
  • What efforts have been made to grow the program?  What efforts are planned for the future?
  • Does your program have marketing materials for outreach/recruitment purposes?  If so, please include with the submittal.


  • How is professional licensure promoted to students?
  • Are students encouraged or required to take the FS exam before graduation?  What support is given to them?
  • How many and what percentage of students take and pass the FS exam before graduation?
  • How do you track if students attain licensure post-graduation?  Provide data if available.

Summary / benefits / merits / (essay)

  • Why should the program receive this award?
  • How would this award, if received, benefit the program?
  • How will this award, if received, advance professional licensure for surveyors and promote the surveying profession?