What began as an on-campus job in Emmanuel's student center transformed into a new career path for Jessie, one that brought her to Harvard University as a master's candidate in higher education administration.
Several major surveys are administered at Emmanuel College on a scheduled basis, either annually or in rotation with other surveys.
Please see the survey schedule below. These surveys allow us to hear directly from students during all stages of their time at Emmanuel (from being incoming freshmen, to being currently enrolled students, to being graduating seniors, to being alumni).
The results from these surveys inform planning and decision-making in many areas. Amongst other things, taken together the results of such surveys helps the College to understand the quality of its programs and services, the nature of faculty-student and staff-student interactions, the hopes of incoming students, the priorities and satisfaction of current students, the aspirations and destinations of exiting students, and the value of many facets of the Emmanuel College experience. National surveys that the College participates in also offer the additional benefit of providing us with data from other institutions, which Emmanuel can then use to benchmark ourselves against peer institutions as well as national norms.
On occasion, the College will also administer ad-hoc surveys to respond to particular issues or concerns. For example in spring 2016 the College (sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Counseling Center) administered the Healthy Minds Survey to gather data that would allow us to evaluate the mental health needs on our campus.
|Survey Instrument||Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE)||CIRP Freshman Survey (CIRP)
|College Senior Survey (CSS)
||Nat. Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
||Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI)
||The Outcomes Survey (TOS) *
|Created by||Univ. of Indiana||HERI at UCLA||HERI at UCLA||Univ. of Indiana||Noel Levitz||GradLeaders||Emmanuel College|
|Frequency||Pilot (Orientation)||Every year (Orientation)||Once every 3 years (Spring)||Once every 3 years (Spring)||Every year (Dec & May)||Every year (Spring)|
|FR||FR||SR||FR, SR||FR, SO, JR, SR||Grads (trads & Gpp)||Alumni (5 & 10 yr. out)|
* TOS is administered at 4 points in time: at graduation and then at 3, 6 and 12 months out.
*Due to the introduction of TOS, as of spring 2017 Emmanuel is no longer administering the College Senior Survey (due to the overlap in the content of these surveys, as well as the population they are targeted at).