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The Office of
Planning and Institutional Research is consistently involved in
conducting and preparing studies to facilitate institutional
planning, decision-support, assessment, evaluation, and quality
enhancement. PAIR annually conducts a Sophomore Survey, a
Graduating Senior Survey, and an Alumni Survey. National surveys
that NAU regularly participates in include: the CIRP, the CSI,
the NSSE, the FSSE, HERIís Faculty Survey, and the National
Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity (Delaware Study).
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Incoming Freshman Survey (CIRP) (top)
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.
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).
Graduating Senior Survey(top)
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.
Graduate Alumni Survey(top)
This survey asks alumni to evaluate their satisfaction with their graduate degree program, preparation received in their
degree program, and their education and employment experiences post graduation.
Undergraduate Alumni Survey
The survey is administered to recent alumni graduating with bachelorís degrees to keep track of
their graduate school or employment activities, and to have them reflect on their experience at
the university. In addition to postgraduate activities, the alumni are asked to rate their satisfaction
on such topics as the faculty, career preparation, advising, the extent to which they were helped
in the development of certain basic skills, and their overall experience. This feedback from alumni
allows NAU to shape programs to help the university better meet the academic and personal needs of future students.
Student Engagement Survey (NSSE)(top)
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.
Faculty Engagement Survey (FSSE)(top)
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.
Faculty Satisfaction Survey (HERI)(top)
The survey extracts information regarding a variety of different faculty issues including teaching practices, research activities,
interaction with students and colleagues, perceptions of institutional climate, as well as job satisfaction.
Instructional Cost and Productivity (the Delaware Study)(top)
In this report, academic disciplines at Northern Arizona University (NAU) are
compared to national benchmark data collected by the University of Delaware as part of the National Study
of Institutional Cost and Productivity (NSICP). These data are part of a national data-sharing consortium aimed at measuring
institutional costs and faculty productivity at the academic discipline level of analysis.