IRA is consistently involved in conducting and preparing studies to facilitate institutional planning, decision-support, assessment, evaluation, and quality enhancement.
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Incoming Freshman Survey (CIRP) Accordion Closed
CIRP is a national study of the American Higher Education System sponsored by the American Council on Education and administered by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California-Los Angeles. This survey is designed to assess the demographic characteristics, past experiences, current opinions, as well as the aspirations of new incoming freshmen.
Sophomore Survey Accordion Closed
This survey assesses student satisfaction and opinions about their experiences at the university, while also addressing specific questions that must be reported to the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) for the Undergraduate Consolidated Accountability Report (UCAR).
Sophomore Survey Report
Sophomore Survey Faculty/Staff Comments
Graduating Senior Survey Accordion Closed
This survey assesses student satisfaction and opinions about their experience at the university, while also addressing specific questions that are asked by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) for the Undergraduate Consolidated Accountability Report (UCAR) each year. Student satisfaction is measured in several areas: general academics, major department, faculty, skills development, advising, and experiences outside the classroom.
Graduating Senior Survey Report
Student Engagement Survey (NSSE) Accordion Closed
This survey focuses on assessing student engagement, of freshmen compared to seniors, in the areas of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, enriching educational experiences, and the supportive campus environment at the Northern Arizona University. This is a national survey with comparative data from other four-year colleges or universities.
Student Engagement Surveys
Faculty Engagement Survey (FSSE) Accordion Closed
The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) was constructed to parallel the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The faculty version focuses on faculty perceptions of how often their students engage in different activities, the importance faculty place on various areas of learning and development, the types of interactions faculty have with students, and how faculty members organize class time. The pilot test of the FSSE was administered electronically as a web-only survey in spring 2003.