Professional Development & Research
Founded in the fall of 2000, the Comprehensive Assessment Project (CAP) is the CCCU's national research consortium. The CAP program orients CCCU members around a common set of campus assessments that are administered on a regular cycle. CAP's common assessments provide sector norms for institutional benchmarking, while its cyclical nature empowers participating schools to examine their institutional effectiveness over time through longitudinal data analysis.
The Comprehensive Assessment Project is under review for the year 2014-15.
We are encouraging campuses to participate in the Spiritual Transformation Inventory (STI): to help each of your students grow spiritually, and to give you a meaningful metric for measuring their growth.
The STI offers concrete, scientifically valid data on student growth across 5 domains: Connecting to God, self and others, spiritual community; through spiritual practices and to God's Kingdom.
The STI individual report will help students gain insight into many areas of their spiritual life, including attachment to God, spiritual practices, and spiritual community.
The STI group report will help you improve your spiritual formation programs, and report your assessment efforts to accrediting agencies and your constituents.You can also customize the STI to meet your specific needs.
As a CCCU member, you will receive a 20% discount on Spiritual Transformation Inventory (STI) individual and group reports. But you have to register by March 15, 2015.
To receive the discount, view sample reports, and download your free guide to using the STI to measure spiritual outcomes.
If you have questions, please contact Todd Hall directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we will offer the Student Satisfaction Survey in 2015-16.
For more information and questions contact:
Nita Stemmler, Program Consultant, CCCU
email@example.com or 519-251-0878519-251-0878
How are student satisfaction and student retention connected? Can indicators related to student satisfaction predict student persistence? This study by Dr. Laurie Schreiner and Noel-Levitz examines how student satisfaction can not only help campuses predict student retention, but how these indicators provide a more accurate prediction than simply studying demographic or institutional characteristics. Dr. Schreiner, professor and director of doctoral programs at California's Azusa Pacific University, examined data from more than 27,000 students. This paper details her findings and discusses how specific satisfaction indicators are correlated to student retention. Download this paper here.