Institutional Effectiveness

UNCP Assessment Results

Collegiate Learning Assessment
The CLA measures critical thinking, analytic reasoning, problem solving, and writing skills in both first-year and senior students to assess value added at UNCP.

College Student Expectations Questionnaire (CSXQ) and College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ)
During the 2010-2011 academic year, several new assessment instruments were used at UNCP. Two of these were the College Student Expectations Questionnaire (CSXQ) and the College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ). The CSEQ assesses the quality of effort students expend in using institutional resources and opportunities provided for their learning and development. The CSXQ is designed to evaluate new student expectations for college including their goals, motivations, and future plans. When paired with the CSEQ administered toward the end of students' first year in college, it is possible to assess the degree to which student and institutional expectations are met. Both instruments ask about: College Activities (library, information technology, expectations related to faculty, course learning, use of campus facilities, clubs, organizations, service projects, experiences with other students, scientific/quantitative experiences, conversations), Reading, Writing, Satisfaction, and the College Environment. The CSXQ was administered early in the fall semester of 2010 to 671 students in freshmen seminar courses. The CSEQ was administered late in the spring semester of 2011 to 326 students in English 1060 courses. Of these 326, 109 were first-year students and 99 were seniors. Results of the CSXQ as well as the CSEQ (for both freshmen and seniors) are presented in this report.

 

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology
The yearly Educause Center for Applied Research surveys explore student information technology skills and how students use IT on campus.

Faculty Survey of Student Engagement
The FSSE is designed to measure faculty expectations for and observations of student engagement in educational practices that are known to be empirically linked with high levels of learning and development. This Excel document provides respondent characteristics and item frequencies for faculty at UNCP who took the survey in 2008 as well as comparisons between faculty and student respondents on like items.

 

 UNCP Graduate and Undergraduate Completion Rates 2011-2014

 

LUMINA STUDIES OF STUDENT SUCCESS

The three largest groups of students at UNCP, in terms of race, are Euro-American, African American, and American Indian. An analysis of first-time, full-time freshman cohorts within these groups indicates that, on average, American Indian males, African American males, and Euro-American males lag behind their female counterparts in rate of retention from first to second year, rate of retention from second to third year, rate of graduating within four years, and rate of graduating within six years. Unlike at other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) within the UNC system, African American and American Indian male students are more successful at UNCP in terms of retention and graduation rates than are Euro-American male students.

In order to understand the factors which aid or hinder male student success at UNCP, focus groups and an online survey were used to gather information from male volunteers in the fall of 2012 and female volunteers in the spring of 2013. The study was funded by a Lumina Foundation for Education grant awarded to The University of North Carolina General Administration to increase the retention and graduation rates for students of color, especially male students of color, at all six MSIs within the University of North Carolina system. Of these six, UNCP is the only historically Native American-serving institution. Click below to read a report detailing the results of the Lumina Studies of Student Success at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

 

National Survey of Student Engagement
The NSSE is a way for students to provide information about their undergraduate experiences, including views about the quality of their education and how they spend their time.

 

Seniors’ Future Plans
Purpose: To determine post-graduation plans for Spring seniors.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Student Success Study
Between the months of April and August, 2010, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) conducted a study of students at UNCP to determine factors influencing student success. Almost 900 students responded to an online survey (155 graduate and 736 undergraduate) and almost 60 students participated in focus groups (17 graduate and 39 undergraduate). The primary results are presented in this report separated by level as well as by methodology.