Assessment Matters: Collaborations between RPA and College Programs

At a recent meeting hosted by NCICU, RPA Director Dianne Raubenheimer and Dean of Students Ann Gleason described ways in which College Program Units collaborate with the Office of Research, Planning and Assessment. We thought you would also be interested to know about these varied collaborations across units in College Programs.

Below, each student support unit is listed, with the Collaboration / Service provided by RPA:

All units   

  • 1:1 assessment consultations
  • Outcomes workshops/development
  • Mission & vision statement development
  • Development of 5-year assessment plans
  • Development of specialized assessment instruments
  • Assistance with survey design
  • Focus group interviews
  • Scoring and feedback on annual assessment reports using CIR rubric
  • Questions on annual in-house Student Satisfaction Survey


  • Matched athlete & coach surveys
  • Retention and graduation rates of athletes
  • NCAA reporting

Campus Police

  • Surveys (e.g. parking)
  • SWOT analysis

Career Planning

  • First destination survey (in process)
  • Interactive dashboard for employers (in process)
  • Article for Campus Connections

Counseling Center and Disability Services

  • Counseling Center Student Exit Survey

Commuter Life and Diversity Programs

  • Campus climate surveys
  • Survey of specific student groups, e.g., commuter issues

Dean of Students – Program

  • CIRP and BCSSE administration
  • Infographics development
  • Orientation evaluation

First Year Experience

  • FYE evaluation
  • Summer reading program evaluation

Health Services

  • Student health surveys – campus scorecard
  • Survey about health service provision
  • Student satisfaction with the available plan coverage prior to renewal

Office of the Chaplain

  • Analysis of Student Satisfaction Survey data (campus climate questions) by specific sub-groups
  • Administration and analysis of Campus Religious and Spiritual Climate Survey (CRSCS)

Residence Life

  • Annual residence life survey
  • Annual Resident Assistant evaluation
  • “Hot topic” surveys, e.g., open hours, smoking policy, etc.


  • Assessment of the pilot program, including focus interviews
  • Assistance with development of outcomes and 5-year assessment plan
  • Development of assessment items/tasks for specific student learning outcomes in courses
  • Assistance with data gathering and analysis, including survey development & deployment (E.g., questions on annual Student Satisfaction Survey & Alumnae Survey)
  • Assistance with assessment of strategic plan objectives

Student Leadership and Service

  • Annual SGA elections
  • Presidents’ Survey
  • Traditions and Involvement Survey
  • “Hot topics” surveys, e.g. band survey

We will highlight collaborations with academic units in another Assessment Matters in Campus Connections.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
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