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Institutional Research and Assessment

The office of Institutional Research at Clarke University is responsible for the gathering, analysis, and reporting of institutional data to inform decision making on campus.

Institutional Research and Assessment Goals:

  • Coordinate institutional assessment activities, including data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Serve as a clearinghouse for university-wide data.
  • Work with assessment committee to assess student-learning outcomes.
  • Consult with academic departments in the development and implementation of their assessment plans.
  • Share information about assessment activities conducted at Clarke University.
  • Be aware of current research, theoretical, and methodological developments in the areas of assessment and institutional research.

Interpretation of CIEQ Data

The following guide is available to help Clarke University faculty members interpret the results of their student evaluations.

How to Interpret the CIEQ Report

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and Planning and the Indiana University Center for Survey Research developed The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to assess the extent to which students are engaged in programs and activities that are supported by the research on good practices and what they gain from their college experience.

Students are surveyed regarding the frequency in which they engage in activities linked to good practices, how they spend their time, their participation intentions, their personal growth since starting college, and their perceptions of features of the college environment that are associated with achievement, satisfaction, and persistence. Students are also questioned on basic demographic items. Each year, the results from the NSSE project are used to produce a set of national benchmarks that can be used by individual colleges and universities to measure and monitor their educational practices and policies.

Clarke University participated in the NSSE for the first-time in 2004 and is scheduled to participate on a biennial cycle. NSSE results will play a vital role in the College’s assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness.

Athlete Retention

Athlete Retention and Graduation

YearFA Sem 1SP Sem 2% RetFA Sem 3% RetSP Sem 4FA Sem 5% RetSP Sem 6FA Sem 7% RetSP Sem 8Grad 4 yrs.Grad. %Grad 5 yrs.Grad. %Grad 6 yrs.Grad. %