Coordinated Assessment Project 2016-17


The CCCU has created a Research Council, comprised of representatives from CCCU faculty, Chief Academic Officers, Senior Student Development Officers, Institutional Research Officers, and Campus Ministry Directors. We have launched a new initiative that will continue the good work of the Coordinated Assessment Project (1997-2015) but expand its scope to help us provide empirical evidence that Christian higher education is indeed a significant and valuable enterprise.

Following the administration and evaluation of CCCU Needs Assessment Survey we have determined that our focus will be on data collected on an established cycle with national and CCCU norms, as well as predictive analytics to help our member institutions use the data to improve the student experience.

  1. We will assess the student experience longitudinally through the National Survey of Student Engagement, the Thriving Quotient, and an alumni well-being/thriving survey.                                                                                                                                         
  2. We will assess institutional effectiveness through the Student Satisfaction Inventory, the HERI faculty survey, and through the regular collection of public data on retention, graduation, indebtedness, default rates, and job placement, disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender, household income, and generation status.

This level of data analysis, along with institutional reports that contain predictors of student success and suggestions for improving the student experience, make this a valuable research initiative for our members. Although the full research agenda of the project will be unveiled at the CAO and CSDO conferences in San Diego on February 9, 2017, we’d like to capitalize on a data collection opportunity this spring to kick off the initial phase of the project. Thus, we are encouraging CCCU institutions to participate in two data collection opportunities in the Spring of 2017.

CAP FOCUS for 2016-17

Register with us today - No fee to receive CCCU benchmarks

The CCCU invites you to participate in the Spring 2017 National Survey of Student Engagement survey (NSSE) and in the HERI Faculty Survey.

There is no cost or fee to participate this year and we have negotiated a discount with HERI of 10% on all fees should 10 or more CCCU institutions participate in the survey.

    1. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) as part of the CCCU consortium.  Registration deadline is Friday, October 7.  Please go directly to the NSSE website and complete their registration and select CCCU as a consortium option. 
    2. The HERI Faculty Survey, administered before April 15, 2017.  The HERI faculty survey was last administered by the CCCU in 2004-05 and is an important indicator of faculty productivity, priorities, and morale, as well as of campus climate. Please go directly to the UCLA website and complete their registration.  You will receive a 10% discount on all fees should 10 or more CCCU members choose to participate.

What you'll receive:

  1. National and CCCU Norms
  2. Predictive analytics 


    For more information and questions contact:
    Nita Stemmler, Program Consultant, CCCU or 519-251-0878519-251-0878