Data Policies

SNAAP data will belong to Indiana University and participating institutions according to the following principles:

  • Participating institutions will receive a summary report and a file with respondent raw data to permit additional school specific data analyses
  • Participating institutions can use their SNAAP data for institutional purposes, based on guidelines recommended by the National Advisory Board.
  • SNAAP project staff will use the data in the aggregate for national and sector reporting purposes and other educational improvement initiatives. SNAAP may also make data, in which individual institutions and students cannot be identified, available to researchers interested in studying the career paths and experiences of arts alumni.
  • SNAAP results specific to institutions and identified as such will not be made public by SNAAP except by mutual agreement between SNAAP and the respective participating institution.
  • SNAAP survey administration protocols will adhere to federal regulations pertaining to the protection of human subjects (45CFR46). The SNAAP survey protocol will be approved annually by the Human Subjects Committee (HSC) at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB). Any changes to the survey protocol by participating institutions must be approved by the IUB HSC.