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.
The next survey offered will be the Student Satisfaction Survey in 2015-16.
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.