Institutional Surveys and Results
We regularly collect data and use information about our performance to help us continuously improve the education and services we provide.
The following is a selection of the surveys in which the college participates regularly to make such improvements:
Graduating Senior Survey
Information summary: This web-based survey is administered to seniors prior to graduation. The survey collects information on post-graduation plans, major experiences, an administrative department assessment, and student perceptions on general education learning outcomes. The data collected informs us how students viewed their experiences here, and helps us identify areas where the college can improve.
Bachelor's Recipient Follow-up Survey
Information summary: This survey is administered to the bachelor's degree recipients who graduated from the University within a year. The survey lets us keep in touch with the students as they have embarked on the exciting phase of their career, and helps us better understand any ongoing transitional needs students have as they pursue their vocational and career callings. The information gathered from past surveys assisted us in promoting experiential learning and in enhancing career development programs on campus.
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National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Organization: Indiana University
Information summary: The survey is designed to obtain information from scores of colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The information gathered is used to promote student engagement in inside and outside the classroom activities, inform accountability and accreditation, and facilitate national and sector benchmarking.
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Cooperative Institutional Research Programs (CIRP) Freshman Survey
Organization: Higher Education Research Institute (HERI)
Information summary: The survey provides summary information about the demographics, level of academic preparation and academic and nonacademic interests of entering freshmen. The survey results help us understand more completely the characteristics of entering freshman so that we can develop new or modify existing programs and services accordingly.
Admitted Student Questionnaire
Organization: The College Board
Information summary: This survey asks admitted students to evaluate their application process, recruitment literature, financial aid packages, and more. Students also rate the college image, academic reputation, cost of attendance and quality of academic facilities. The collected information assists us in marketing research, better understanding of student needs, and improving performance in enrollment management areas.
College Student Inventory
Information summary: This survey is administered to the incoming freshman during summer orientation. It provides a measurement tool to assess some of the qualitative items that have proven important to student success in college. The survey is used as a part of retention and graduation management efforts to identify students at risk, to intervene, and ultimately, to increase retention and graduation rates of the University.
Student Satisfaction Inventory
Information summary: This survey is administered to Women's College students. It measures what students care most about in terms of their college experience as well as how well the University meets their expectations. The information gathered from past administration of this survey has assisted us in better understanding student expectations, sharpening communications and making improvements.
Adult Student Priority Survey
Information summary: This survey is administered to College of Adult Undergraduate Studies and Graduate Studies students. It is targeted specifically to issues facing the students enrolled in evening and weekend programs. The survey measures what's important to adult learners and how satisfied they are with programs and services offered by the campus. This survey, along with all of our campus-wide assessment activities, provides valuable information as together we strengthen a dynamic learning-centered community.
HERI Faculty Survey
Organization: University of California, Los Angeles
Information summary: The HERI Faculty Survey is administered to full-time faculty members and measures the attitudes, experiences, concerns, job satisfaction, workload, teaching practices and professional activities of collegiate faculty and administrators. Information resulting from the survey has been used to facilitate self-study and accreditation activities, inform campus planning and policy analysis, enhance faculty development programs, and improve student's educational
Faculty Survey of Student Engagement
Organization: Indiana University
Information summary: The survey is administered to full-time faculty members and measures faculty expectations for student engagement in educational practices that are known to be empirically linked with a high level of learning and development. The survey results help the University enrich student experience, reform curriculum and enhance faculty development programs