DePaul University Academic Affairs > Leadership Resources > Assessment & APRC > Academic Program Review > Additional Resources > Surveys
The surveys listed below are used to inform
Section 3 in the
Response to Data: Student Perceptions of the Quality of their Academic Program. Specifically, these surveys speak to the following topics:
For those departments with fewer respondents, generalizations may not be possible, though the data can serve as a starting point for further self-study. These data should serve as a catalyst for identifying questions for further study. For more information regarding the prompts, please visit the Response to Data section in the
APR Guidebook. For more information on the surveys and for the survey instruments, please visit IRMA's page Reports & Publications - Student Surveys.
survey is designed to assess students’ perceptions of their advising
experiences in terms of needs and satisfaction with the process. Sections on
the survey include:
The Alumni Outcomes Survey is conducted in conjunction with academic program review, and it assesses the impact of the DePaul education on the personal and professional lives of our alumni.
Alumni one, three, and five years out are routinely surveyed as part of the Academic Program Review process. Earlier program review cycles included surveys of alumni only from programs undergoing review. Starting in 2009, however, the sample of this survey was expanded to include ALL alumni in these timeframes so as to collect better baseline data for future program reviews.
The current survey instrument can be found here and additional information can be found on IRMA's website. For more information, contact Shannon Milligan in IRMA.
The Graduating Student Exit Survey (GSS) assesses student perceptions of the following areas:
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) assesses the extent to which colleges and universities engage in practices, and support environments, that contribute to student learning. This survey is administered every three years to first year and senior undergraduates, though only responses from seniors are included in this report.
NSSE assesses empirically-supported 'good practices' and behaviors associated with desired outcomes in undergraduate education. Results, thus, identify areas of accomplishment and areas that need improvement as it pertains to the undergraduate experience, with the goal of improving the holistic education experience of undergraduate college students.
NSSE characterizes student engagement as…
It focuses primarily on four themes that correspond with ten engagement indicators:
(For more information, see NSSE's Engagement Indicators).
For more information about DePaul's use of NSSE, please visit IRMA's survey resource page (log-in may be required). For more information on NSSE (its history, use, general), please visit the NSSE Website.