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K-State 8 Surveys

Two K-State 8 areas are surveyed on a rotating basis each fall and spring semester. A random sample of students in each selected K-State 8 area receive an invitation via email to take the online survey.    

For more information about the K-State 8 program or any of the areas listed below please visit https://www.k-state.edu/kstate8/.
Interactive Dashboard


View K-State 8 results on an interactive dashboard
(Spring 2017 and later).  

Aesthetic Interpretation

Courses in aesthetic interpretation provide students with the opportunity to develop their interpretive skills and heighten their aesthetic responses to literature, the performing arts, and the visual arts. 

Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning

Courses in empirical and quantitative reasoning educate students on how to gather and evaluate information, weigh alternative evidence, understand the likelihood of particular outcomes, and recognize when available evidence is inadequate to draw a conclusion.

Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility

Courses in ethical reasoning and responsibility assist students in learning how to think through ethical dilemmas and make sound decisions when facing real-life situations.

Global Issues and Perspectives

Courses in global issues and perspectives introduce students to values, perspectives, beliefs, behaviors, policies and customs from around the world.

Historical Perspectives

Courses examining historical perspectives help students realize the need to understand the past and thoughtfully consider the future to contextualize current knowledge, to glimpse how it may continue to develop and to examine the role they might play.

Human Diversity in the U.S

Courses in human diversity within the U.S. assist students in developing an awareness of self and others through scholarly study, research and personal interaction.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Courses in natural and physical sciences introduce students to the central facts, ideas and theories related to the study of living systems and the physical universe and help them develop the ability to evaluate the merit of scientific and technological claims. 

Social Sciences

Courses in social sciences emphasize how individuals, families, groups, institutions, governments and societies behave and influence one another and the natural environment.