Institutional Research regularly conducts student surveys. Our survey schedule relies on a three-year rotation of survey instruments. We alternate the HERI and NSSE survey "families" to give us different perspectives on similar issues. Using this three-year plan, the same survey family will be used for a given cohort in their first and senior years.

Some topics require research methods beyond surveys, so we plan to conduct periodic in-depth studies of key issues. We would be guided by faculty and senior leadership in deciding what the topics might be.

The schedule for the next few years is as follows (For a list of surveys we conducted in the past, click here):

 
2010‐11
2011‐12
2012‐13
2013‐14
2014‐15
2015‐16
2016‐17
2017‐18
2018‐19
NSSE Family:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BCSSE
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
X
 
NSSE
 
X
 
 
X
 
 
X
 
HERI Family:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIRP
X
 
X
X
 
 
X
 
 
YFCY
X
 
 
X
 
 
X
 
 
CSS
X
 
 
X
 
 
X
 
 
Other:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AAU Senior Survey
 
 
X
 
 
X
 
 
X
First Destination
Survey
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Special Study Topic
 
 
X
 
 
X
 
 
X

 

NSSE Family:

BCSSE (Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement)
Format: Web Who: Entering first-year students When: Orientation Measures: Pre-college academic and co-curricular experiences; expectations for engagement during college. Links to NSSE.

NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement)
Format: Web Who: First-year students and graduating seniors When: February or March Measures: Level of participation in effective educational practices; self-reported gains from undergraduate education; overall satisfaction. Links to BCSSE.

HERI Family:

CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program Freshman Survey)  
Format: Web Who: Entering first-year students When: Orientation Measures: Characteristics, attitudes, values, aspirations; expectations for undergraduate experience; reasons for college choice. Links to YFCY and CSS.

YFCY (Your First College Year)
Format: Web Who: First-year students When: End of first year Measures: Academic and personal development over first year; satisfaction, attitudes, participation. Links to CIRP and CSS.

CSS (College Senior Survey)
Format: Web Who: Graduating seniors When: End of senior year Measures: Self-assessment of learning and development; values, attitudes, goals; post-college plans and aspirations. Links to CIRP and YFCY.

Other:

AAU (AAU Senior Survey)
Format: Web Who: Graduating seniors When: End of senior year Measures: Self-assessment of learning and development; post-college plans. Can share unit-record data with AAU peers.

First Destination Survey (Administered by the Career Center)
Format: Web Who: Graduating seniors When: End of senior year Measures: Future employment/educational plans, geographical location of first post-college destination, starting salary, experiential learning experiences.

EBI (Educational Benchmarking, Inc)
Format: Web Who: All students When: November Measures: Satisfaction with residence halls and services; interactions among students.

Special Study Topic
During the special study topic years, Institutional Research will conduct in depth research on a single topic of interest to the Case community. For instance, one year could be devoted to better understanding campus social life, exploring the impact of campus diversity, or examining how students and faculty interact. During these years we anticipate piloting new survey instruments, utilizing instruments designed to assess on the topic at hand, and/or conducting qualitative research.


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