Goal-Oriented Projects provide an easy way for your institution to capture targeted assessment data.

Choose from our curated collection of predefined satisfaction surveys to help reach your assessment goals. Based on industry best practices, benchmark studies, shared community projects, and our many years of assessment experience, the goal-oriented project question sets allow you to easily start focused measurements.

 

Select project type:

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To get started, after clicking to start a “New Project”, select the Goal-Oriented “Build Project” option.

 

Create a project:

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Enter your basic Project information as with other existing project types.

 

Select what to measure:

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Select what you would like to measure with this assessment instrument.
(Descriptions of the target measurements and the dimensions of each survey type are listed below)

 

Modify question set:

 

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Once you’ve selected what to measure, you can enter any instructions and/or descriptions for the survey participants.
You can also select which of the pre-defined question you would like to include in your survey.
There is also the ability to customize wording of some questions to specify the institution's name, or a school, department, building, group or whatever entity to target the specific measurement goal. 

After you Save, you will then be able to continue with configuring a mass-mailing or share the generic link to distribute the survey.

 

Measurement Descriptions

Student Satisfaction with Campus Activities and Programs

Measures student satisfaction with the availability, accessibility, variety, relevance, quality and helpfulness of the activities and programs offered.

Survey Dimensions / Questions:

  • Availability of activities offered
    • How satisfied are you with the availability of activities offered at [this institution]?
  • Accessibility of activities offered
    • How satisfied are you with the accessibility of activities offered at [this institution]?
  • Variety of activities offered
    • How satisfied are you with the variety of activities offered at [this institution]?
  • Relevance of programs and activities to personal interests and needs
    • How satisfied are you with the relevance of the programs and activities offered at [this institution] to your personal interests and needs?
  • Quality of programs and activities attended
    • How satisfied are you with the quality of programs and activities you have attended at [this institution]?
  • Helpfulness of educational programs and workshops attended
    • How satisfied are you with the helpfulness of the programs and workshops you have attended at [this institution]?

Student Satisfaction with Student Services and Staff

Measures student satisfaction with the availability, helpfulness of student services.

Survey Dimensions / Questions:

  • Ability to access student services
    • How satisfied are you with the ability to access student services at [this institution] when needed?
  • Ability to access staff
    • How satisfied are you with the ability to access student services staff at [this institution] when you need them?
  • Helpfulness of student services
    • How satisfied are you with the helpfulness of student services you have received at [this institution]?
  • Helpfulness of staff
    • How satisfied are you with the helpfulness of the student services staff at [this institution]?
  • Respect shown to me and others by staff
    • How satisfied are you with the respect shown to you and others by student services staff at [this institution]?
  • Inclusivity of the student services offered
    • How satisfied are you with the inclusivity of the student services offered at [this institution]?
  • Support of my success
    • How satisfied are you with the support of your success at [this institution]?

Sense of Belonging

Measures students feeling of connection and belonging to the institution and its members (peers, faculty, staff).

Survey Dimensions / Questions:

  • Inclusion in a circle of friends
    • I feel included in a circle of friends at [this institution].
  • Making friends
    • I find it easy to make friends at [this institution].
  • Caring of faculty and staff
    • There are faculty and staff who care about me at [this institution].
  • Having things in common with other students
    • I share things in common with at least some of the students at [this institution].
  • Feeling connected with a club or organization
    • I belong to [a campus club/organization] in which I feel connected.

Campus Community

Measures the degree to which the campus environment is safe, supportive, and welcoming to all students.

Survey Dimensions / Questions:

  • Fair treatment
    • I am treated fairly at [this institution].
  • Safe feeling
    • I feel safe at [this institution].
  • Community support
    • I feel supported in my [campus] community.
  • Feeling welcomed
    • I feel welcome at [this institution].
  • Welcoming diverse perspectives
    • At [this institution], diverse perspectives (e.g., from different cultures, religions, genders, political views) are welcomed.
  • Positivity of campus climate
    • The [campus] climate is positive.
  • Feeling part of campus community
    • I feel I'm a part of the [campus] community.

Student Employment Experience

Measures the degree to which a student is supported at and benefits from their student employment experience, aligns with the principles for high impact practices. Administered only to students who are currently student employees.

Survey Dimensions / Questions:

  • Necessary training
    • I receive the necessary training to [do my job].
  • Understanding expectations
    • I know what is expected of me [at my job].
  • Supervisor support
    • I feel supported by my [supervisor].
  • Performance feedback
    • I receive meaningful feedback about my job performance.
  • Campus connectedness
    • I feel more connected to the [campus] community as a result of my student employment.
  • Meaning of work
    • I feel as though the work I do has meaning.
  • Improvement
    • I gained valuable knowledge and skills as part of this experience.

New students' preparedness for the year

Measures the degree to which students feel that they are prepared for the key factors for success in their first year of college (to be administered in the first semester, preferably at the six to eight week mark).

Survey Dimensions / Questions:

  • Campus community connectedness
    • I feel connected to [this campus] community.
  • New student orientation
    • New student orientation helped me get off to a good start.
  • Campus friends
    • I have friends [on campus] that I enjoy spending time with and who support me.
  • Diversity interaction
    • I have the opportunity to interact with others with different backgrounds and beliefs.
  • Expectation of study
    • I expect to study approximately [30 hours a week] outside of class.
  • Support awareness
    • I am aware of resources to support my academic and social success.
  • Campus resource use
    • I have used at least one [campus] resource that supports my academic and social success.
  • Satisfaction of campus experience
    • Overall, I am satisfied with my experience [on campus].

Post-graduation preparedness

Measures the degree to which a student is or has been prepared for their life after graduation, including career or graduate school plans. To be administered to seniors in their final year.

Survey Dimensions / Questions:

  • Plans after graduation
    • I can articulate what my plans are for after graduation.
  • Developed knowledge and skills
    • I can articulate the knowledge and skills I have developed at [this institution].
  • Feeling prepared
    • I feel prepared for life after graduation.

 

 

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