Projects & Reports 2013-2016

Following is a list of assessment projects conducted by staff/departments in the Division of Student Affairs and, in many cases, reports that have been written by staff in Student Affairs Assessment. For more information, contact Student Affairs Assessment at sa-assessment@northwestern.edu or 847.491.8431.

2016

Office Assessment Project Description Method Type Report Name
Residential Services ACUHO-I/EBI Resident Survey The ACUHO-I/EBI Survey measures student satisfaction with services, programming, and facilities, learning, and the overall on-campus living experience. Quantitative/Survey Satisfaction/Benchmarking 2015 – 2016 Results: ACUHO-I/EBI Resident Survey
New Student & Family Programs New Student Survey This survey measured student satisfaction and the learning associated with the Essential NU workshops. Quantitative/Survey Satisfaction and Needs 2015 Wildcat Welcome
Northwestern Career Advancement First Destination Information about the first destination of the undergraduate and graduate members of the Class of 2015 was collected six months after graduation. Quantitative/Survey Outcomes Beyond Northwestern: the Undergraduate Class of 2015
Health Promotion and Wellness Core Survey on Alcohol and Other Drugs The Core Survey quantifies and documents students’ attitudes, perceptions, and opinions about alcohol and drugs. It also measures behaviors of actual AOD use and consequences of use. Quantitative/Survey

Needs Assessment

N/A

2015

Office Assessment Project Description Method Type Report Name
Northwestern Career Advancement First Destination Information about the first destination of the undergraduate and graduate members of the Class of 2014 was collected six months after graduation. Quantitative/Survey Outcomes Beyond Northwestern: the Undergraduate Class of 2014
Off-Campus Life Off-Campus Living The purpose of this study was to better understand the living situations and needs of off-campus students and to assist the Director of Off-Campus Life in providing valuable programs and services for these students. Quantitative/Survey Needs and Assessment N/A
Student Affairs Assessment Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership The purpose of the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL) is to examine influences of higher education on college student leadership development. The study also directs significant attention to the examination of college experiences and their influences on leadership-related outcomes. Quantitative/Survey Outcomes N/A
Student Affairs Assessment Campus Climate/Sexual Assault Survey New in 2015, this survey will explore students’ perceptions of campus climate as it relates to sexual assault/violence. Quantitative/Survey

Needs Assessment Campus Climate

N/A

2014

Office Assessment Project Description Method Type Report Name
Fraternity and Sorority Life AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment The AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment measures student satisfaction with housing, safety and security, fraternity/sorority programming, and the overall fraternity/sorority experience. Quantitative/Surveys Satisfaction,
Benchmarking
A Review of the AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment Results 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2014 (2014)
Northwestern Career Advancement First Destination Information about the first destination of the undergraduate and graduate members of the Class of 2013 was collected six months after graduation. Quantitative/Survey Outcomes Beyond Northwestern: the Undergraduate Class of 2014
New Student and Family Programs Thinking About Your First Year at Northwestern This survey explored students’ perceptions of and experiences during their first year of college Quantitative/Survey Outcomes, Satisfaction N/A
Health Promotion and Wellness National College Health Assessment The ACHA-National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA II) is a national research survey organized by the American College Health Association (ACHA) to assist college health service providers, health educators, counselors, and administrators in collecting data about their students' habits, behaviors, and perceptions on the most prevalent health topics. Quantitative/Survey Needs Assessment, Campus Climate,
Benchmarking
NCHA-II Web Spring 2014 Northwestern University Graduate Executive Summary

NCHA-II Web Spring 2014 Northwestern University Undergraduate Executive Summary

Norris Center ACUI-EBI College Union/Student Center Assessment This survey explored students’ perceptions of the student center, including cleanliness, overall environment, dining services, food variety/quality/price, and the extent to which the union/center enhances life and leadership. Quantitative/Survey Satisfaction, Benchmarking N/A
New Student and Family Programs 2014 New Student Survey Undergraduate student evaluation of Wildcat Welcome. Quantitative Satisfaction N/A

2013

Office Assessment Project Description Method Type Report Name
Student Affairs Assessment Consortium – Mental Health The purpose of this study was to explore the mental health issues of today’s college students. Quantitative/Survey

Needs, Assessment,
Benchmarking

Exploring Student Mental Health at Northwestern (2013)
Student Affairs Assessment Undergraduate Students from Low Income Family Backgrounds and the Northwestern Experience This study explored the effect of socioeconomic background on the Northwestern undergraduate experience. Qualitative/Focus Groups

Needs, Assessment,
Campus Climate

Undergraduate Students from Low Income Family Backgrounds and the Northwestern Experience
Student Affairs Assessment Veteran and Dependent Survey The purpose of this survey was to learn more about the veterans and/or the dependents of veterans, who are current undergraduate, graduate, or professional students at Northwestern University. Quantitative/Survey Needs and Assessment Veteran and Dependent Survey Report
Residential Services ACUHO-I/EBI Resident Assessment The ACUHO-I/EBI Survey measures student satisfaction with services, programming, and facilities, learning, and the overall on-campus living experience. Quantitative/Surveys Satisfaction
Benchmarking
N/A
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center LGBTQ Focus Groups The purpose of the LGBTQ focus groups was to better understand the needs of Northwestern students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ) and to explore their academic and out-of-class experiences. Qualitative/Focus Groups Needs, Assessment and Campus Climate Final Report: LGBTQ Focus Groups
Off-Campus Life Off-Campus Living The purpose of this study was to better understand the living situations and needs of off-campus students and to assist the Director of Off-Campus Life in providing valuable programs and services for these students. Quantitative/Survey Needs, Assessment Living Off Campus at Northwestern (2013)
Northwestern Career Advancement First Destination Information about the first destination of the undergraduate and graduate members of the Class of 2013 was collected six months after graduation. Quantitative/Survey Outcomes Beyond Northwestern: the Undergraduate Class of 2013
Religious Life Survey of Students’ Religious and Spiritual Experiences at Northwestern This was a national study conducted in partnership with Interfaith Youth Core. The purpose was to understand how students perceive the campus climate, as well as how aspects of the climate may impact students’ personal development while in college. Quantitative/Survey Campus Climate N/A
Norris Center Consortium – Student Union and Programming Survey The Student Union and Programming provides data on utilization of the Student Union and participation in programming, outcomes of participating in Student Union events and programs, outcomes of student employment in the Student Union, and satisfaction with the Student Union. Quantitative/Survey Satisfaction, Outcomes,
Needs, Assessment,
Benchmarking
N/A
Dean of Students Hazing Survey The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and nature of hazing behaviors among students at Northwestern University. Quantitative/Survey Needs, Assessment, Campus Climate Summary – Northwestern University Hazing Survey Report
New Student and Family Programs 2013 New Student Survey Undergraduate student evaluation of Wildcat Welcome. Quantitative Satisfaction N/A