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Studies & Instruments

Uncover the best possible information for your institution’s needs by applying one of our benchmarking studies or using an individual assessment tool. Identifying a specific need in your strategy requires constant feedback and meaningful discussion from all areas of campus, and our tailored services and comprehensive tools help you better understand how you can continuously improve and refine your approach. Together we can ensure your decisions are rooted in specific steps for applying data to evolve your institution’s progress.

360° Leadership Analytics

Campus Labs offers specified feedback tools and systems to encourage reflection and elicit higher performance. Through a confidential, web-based survey administration, we solicit feedback on a variety of areas and provide a comprehensive analysis in a final report.

For Administrators

Tailored for presidents, vice presidents, provosts and deans, this tool gathers impressions on leadership styles, personal characteristics, job performance and ratings of confidence in leadership abilities. It also identifies areas for improvement observed by core constituents and combines those with the self-assessment results to gain a holistic view of perceptions of performance.

Benefits & Features:

  • Summary ratings of overall job performance and confidence in the administrator
  • Includes statistics about rater responses to each question
  • Produces a report of responses to open-ended comments
  • Provides the ability to add up to 5 additional questions to customize the instrument for your institution
  • Optional rater subgroup results
  • Automated initial and reminder email notifications to the administrator being rated and other eligible raters
  • Allows for campus-specified start and end dates for online survey availability

For Chairs

Prepare customized plans for professional development based on priorities determined by the chair. Core constituent results are combined with a self-assessment by the chair to gain a holistic view of all results.

Benefits & Features:

  • Customize analysis based on the priority level the chair assigns to each responsibility
  • Interactive web-based reports
  • Statistical information about faculty responses to each question, including summary ratings of overall effectiveness
  • Provides the ability to add up to 5 additional questions to customize the instrument for your institution
  • Gap analysis allows reflection on comparisons of self-ratings to those of faculty
  • Analyze chair strengths and areas for improvement
  • Use recommendations and direct links to development resources
  • Automated initial and reminder email notifications to the chair being rated and other eligible raters
  • Allows for campus-specified start and end dates for online survey availability

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Comprehensive Advising Inventory

Gather information and perceptions on questions like advisor efficacy, rating comparisons between advisors and thoughts for improving the overall academic experience. Choose to administer one or all of the three distinct feedback offerings to gain a holistic view of perceptions on advising at your institution.

Student Feedback on Overall Perception of Advising

Understand the student perspective on the overall advising experience as well as their self-reported progress on advising-related learning outcomes. The survey items align with the CAS Standards for Academic Advising and the CAS Learning and Development Outcomes. Information gathered from your reports can be beneficial as part of an academic advising program review and/or accreditation report.

Benefits & Features:

  • Recommendations for improvement and areas of strength
  • Students responses to the top 3 sources for information and the most highly valued sources
  • Comparison of your institution’s average to the other institutions in our database
  • Students’ self-perception of progress on learning objectives related to advising
  • Comparisons between use of resources and the value students perceive from those resources
  • Provides the ability to add up to 5 additional questions to customize the instrument for your institution
  • Automated initial and reminder email notifications to the chair being rated and other eligible raters
  • Allows for campus-specified start and end dates for online survey availability

Faculty & Staff Feedback on Overall Perception of Advising

Understand the faculty and staff perspective from those with direct academic advising experience, as well as their self-reported progress on advising-related learning outcomes. The survey items align with the CAS Standards for Academic Advising and information gathered from your reports can be beneficial as part of an academic advising program review and/or accreditation report.

Benefits & Features:

  • Top suggestions for improvement
  • Faculty and staff perceptions of the three student advising practices emphasized by your institution and three program standards
  • Comparison of your institution’s average to the other institutions in our database
  • Provides the ability to add up to 5 additional questions to customize the instrument for your institution
  • Automated initial and reminder email notifications to the chair being rated and eligible raters
  • Allows for campus-specified start and end dates for online survey availability

Student Feedback about their Specified Advisor

Advisors put themselves in the spotlight to provide results and analysis of their own academic advising experience. Feedback is enhanced by contextualizing results to personal experiences as well as the academic advising goals, objectives and practices of the institution. Focus on the formative value of the feedback and benefit from links to NACADA development resources directly related to your survey’s results.

Benefits & Features:

  • Includes a snapshot of your advisees’ self-reported behavior and progress on learning outcomes related to advising
  • Provides contextual information about student motivation and behavior
  • Provides the ability to add up to 5 additional questions to customize the instrument for your institution
  • Comparisons between the use of resources and the value students perceive from those resources
  • Student perception of their advisor’s practices that are shown to be related to student success
  • Comparison of your institution’s average to the other institutions in our database
  • Automated initial and reminder email notifications to the chair being rated and eligible raters
  • Allows for campus-specified start and end dates for online survey availability

Benchmarking Studies

See how far you’ve come and understand new ways to move your institution forward. Measure your own success against national and peer data to more easily evaluate your programs, identify areas for improvement and set relevant goals for strategic planning.

Project CEO (Co-Curricular Experience Outcomes)

How do you make sure your students are ready to go from campus to career? Help ensure your programs and services increase student skill attainment by building off Project CEO. This important national benchmarking study highlights the most desirable soft skills for college students, as identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Through Project CEO you can:

  • Gather data to showcase key learning and job competencies gained through co-curriculars and off-campus employment
  • Compare progress of skills including teamwork, workflow planning, decision-making, verbal communication and problem solving
  • Increase buy-in for developing programs while uncovering the value of a holistic learning experience

Discover more about this and other beneficial studies.

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NASPA Consortium Studies

By partnering with NASPA, Campus Labs provides these consortium studies designed to conduct a deep and thorough analysis that lets you see a bigger picture of your existing data. Enhance your programming inside and outside the classroom with these resources:

  • Secure reporting sites showing real-time data
  • Institution-specific reports
  • Peer and national comparison reports
  • The ability to export data into Excel of SPSS for more advanced analysis

Craft a focused campus strategy through data evidence by conducting one of a variety of impactful benchmarking studies:

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Speak to your campus consultant to discuss ways you can participate in one of more of these studies. Not a member campus? You can still participate!

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