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.
CAP utilizes a three-year research cycle to assess the following areas:
Year 1: Student Characteristics (CIRP Freshman Survey & College Senior Survey)
Year 2: Student Satisfaction (SSI) and Student Engagement (NSSE);
Faculty Characteristics (HERI Faculty Survey)
Year 3: Student Spiritual Formation (TBD) and Learning Outcomes (TBD)
CCCU sector norms for institutional benchmarking
An integrated narrative report of sector results for all three featured assessments
Specific consortium questions that address unique aspects of a Christian college education
Live results webinars for each of the featured assessments
Assessment pre-conference workshop at the 2014 CCCU International Forum on Christian Higher Education
For more information regarding CAP membership for the 2013-14 academic year, please click here.
For more information and questions contact:
Nita Stemmler, Program Consultant, CCCU
firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-251-0878
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.