Collaborative Assessment Project (CAP)

Overview

The Collaborative Assessment Project (CAP) orients CCCU members around a common set of campus assessments that help us provide empirical evidence that Christian higher education is indeed a significant and valuable enterprise. 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 has a registration Fee of $300. Review program details and benefits below.

Registration Form

Registration

Instruments:

  • Fall administration of the Student Satisfaction Inventory.  Click here for more information.
  • Spring administration of Alumni Survey.  More information to come.

Cost: $300

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Please note that you will still need to register with RuffaloNoelLevitz.  Click here to learn more about the SSI administration and registration.

Programs Details and Benefits

The Collaborative Assessment Project (CAP) has been an ongoing project of the CCCU since 2000. This newly designed version of the project was developed as a result of consultation and needs assessment with our members and key peer group personnel.

The annual institutional membership fee for CAP is $300 (this does not include registration fees for each of the featured assessments above, which vary by institutional size and are paid directly to the survey provider).

To register your institution to participate in the Collaborative Assessment Project for 2017-18, please go to the CAP Registration Form.

Please direct any questions you may have to Nita Stemmler at nstemmler@cccu.org.

Benefits
• A regular assessment cycle CCCU members can count on
• Benchmarking to national norms and other private institutions, as well as CCCU members and affiliates
• Disaggregated comparative data by race/ethnicity, gender, SES, generation status
• Newsletters, web updates, and email blasts about how to use your results
• Discounts have been negotiated with Ruffalo Noel Levtiz for the 2017 administration of the SSI.

Additional services available upon request:
• Phone consultation about your results
• Predictive analytics by target groups (additional fee)
• Retention audits at a reduced price
• On-campus consultations at a reduced price

Focus for 2017-2018

Fall 2017 Administration – Student Satisfaction Survey

Spring 2018 Administration – Alumni Survey

Schools will be asked to administer their surveys sometime between Oct 16 – Nov 11, 2017.

Student Satisfaction Inventory™ Package: $450 reporting fees, plus the cost of survey instruments and online administration fees (if applicable):
• SSI vs. National report
• SSI vs. CCCU report
• SSI Year to Year report for fall 2017 vs. latest on file, if applicable

NOTE: Surveys must be ordered separately

Survey instrument costs:
SSI Paper Administration: Surveys available at a discounted rate of $2.00 each, plus 5% handling fee (must be ordered in quantities of 25)

SSI Online Administration: Invitation fee of $0.25 per invited student and a discounted rate of $2.00 for each completed survey, plus 5% handling fee.

Optional Add On #1: Institutional Priorities Survey Package

$350 reporting fees plus the cost of the survey instruments and online administration fees

  • IPS vs. National report
  • IPS Target Group Reports for Faculty, Administration and Staff
  • SSI/IPS combination report

The reporting fees are discounted 15% from standard pricing.

 

Survey instrument costs:

IPS Online administration:  Invitation fee of $0.25 per invited individual and $1.70 per completed survey, plus 5% handling fee.

 

Optional Add On #2: Parent Satisfaction Inventory Package

$350 reporting fees plus the cost of the survey instruments and online administration fees

  • PSI vs. National report
  • SSI/PSI combination report

The reporting fees are discounted 15% from standard pricing.

 

Survey instrument costs:

PSI Online administration: Invitation fee of $0.25 per invited parent and $1.70 per completed survey, plus 5% handling fee.

 

Optional Add On #3: Adult Student Priorities Survey Package (Graduate and Undergraduate Non-Traditional Students)

$350 reporting fees plus the cost of the survey instruments and online administration fees

  • ASPS vs. National report
  • ASPS Graduate or Undergraduate Comparison

 

Survey instrument costs:

ASPS Online administration: Invitation fee of $0.25 per invited adult student and a discounted rate of $2.00 per completed survey, plus 5% handling fee.

 

Optional Add On #4: Priorities Survey for Online Learners Package

$350 reporting fees plus the cost of the survey instruments and online administration fees

  • PSOL vs. National report
  • PSOL Graduate or Undergraduate Comparison

Survey instrument costs:

PSOL Online administration: Invitation fee of $0.25 per invited online learner and a discounted rate of $2.00 per completed survey, plus 5% handling fee.

CCCU Additional Questions

SSI

Items 74-83

 

 

Please answer the following questions as items 74-83 on the SSI.  Mark both the importance scores and the satisfaction scores directly on the SSI answer sheet.

 

  1. Being on this campus is contributing to my spiritual growth.

 

  1. My understanding of God is being strengthened by classroom and/or campus experiences.

 

  1. Faculty, administrators, and/or staff are helpful to me in processing issues related to my faith.

 

  1. Males and females are treated with equal respect on this campus.

 

  1. This campus provides adequate opportunities for involvement in ministry.

 

  1. Given where I am spiritually right now, this campus is a good “fit” for me.

 

  1. Campus-specific item.

 

  1. Campus-specific item.

 

  1. Campus-specific item.

 

  1. Campus-specific item.

 

Spring 2018 Administration

Alumni Survey

CCCU Alumni Survey Items Spring 2018

We are asking participants to set aside a 2-3-week period in the Spring of 2018 for the administration of  alumni survey.  Between the dates of February 15 and May 15 we would like all CCCU institutions to administer either (1) the additional CCCU items attached to their own institutional alumni survey or (2) a CCCU alumni survey, which institutions will receive in mid-November 2017.

Please plan to administer the survey to either a total sample or a random sample of all alumni (graduate and undergraduate) who graduated from your institution 1, 5, 10, 15, and 20 years ago.  Our goal is to have response rates of at least one-third (33%) of these targeted alumni.  We will provide administration instructions and also give you an option of using a professional service to locate your alumni and gather public data on them, in addition to the survey data.

By collecting data on the same questions from all CCCU alumni, we hope to paint a picture of the value of Christian higher education that can be useful not only to the CCCU in its lobbying efforts in Washington to make the case for Christian higher education, but also to each institution as it endeavors to make its own case.  We will provide each institution with its results, along with a comparison to the CCCU norms and whether there is a significant difference in those responses.

If you have any questions about the survey process, please contact Dr. Laurie Schreiner, lschreiner@apu.edu, chair of the CCCU Christian Higher Education Research Council, at your convenience.  We will also provide significant instructions and time for Q & A at the CCCU International Forum in Dallas, TX during our January 30th pre-conference workshop on Research That Makes a Difference.

Forum 2018

The International Forum offers an important opportunity to provide empirical evidence that Christian higher education is indeed a significant and valuable enterprise. Dissemination of survey results and disaggregation of data will be key elements to our presentations and breakout sessions.

We invite you to register for our pre-Forum workshop, Research That Makes a Difference, which will take place on January 30, 2018.

 

Webinars

Tuesday, September 26th at 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Julie Bryant, Associate Vice President of Retention Solutions with Ruffalo Noel Levitz for a free, one-hour webinar to assist you with a successful Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) administration. This session is appropriate for all CCCU CAP members planning to administer the SSI this fall (as well as those institutions still considering it). The webinar will share relevant information whether this is your first-time to administer the SSI or if you have utilized the survey in the past. Topics will include:

  • Highlights from studies that help build the case for student satisfaction assessment
  • Suggestions for a successful administration for both paper and online options
  • Ideas for communicating on campus in advance of the survey
  • An introduction to the Adult Student Priorities Survey, the Priorities Survey for Online Learners, the Institutional Priorities Survey, and the Parent Satisfaction Inventory which are optional add-on survey instruments for the CAP
  • Review of the timeline for the CCCU’s SSI administration
  • A preview of the results you will receive and ideas for how the data can be used on campus

To register, please email Julie Bryant at Julie.Bryant@RuffaloNL.com or call Julie at 800.876.1117. Registrations are requested by no later than September 20th. You will be sent the webinar dial-in and link after you register.

January 2018: RNL will host a Post-Administration Webinar to review the results with the campuses and to provide direction on ways to use the data for decision making.