The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of the processes through which incoming multilingual students gain, practice, and master critical thinking and research skills; to learn at what points during a student’s first year of study she or he is most likely to acquire and apply research training; to understand the types of assignments and activities that contribute to research skills development; and to identify unmet student needs within these processes in order to make curricular and instructional recommendations.
Overall Response Rate: Approximately 7%. Since this was a qualitative study, we stopped recruiting efforts once we had exceeded our target quota (30 students). 35 students participated.
Data & Analysis
A summary presentation is attached below. Two journal articles are presently in manuscript form, but have not yet been submitted for review. Andrew Asher can provide these once they are available. Results from this study also contributed to the learning analytics fellows report attached below.
We would like to survey students to understand their definition of excellent teaching and which practices are most effective for their successful learning. Beyond the OCQ, we want to understand how some professors can utilize idiosyncratic methodologies for assessment of student learning/engagement. With that context ad further research on the dissemination of best research practices, how can IUB foster a culture of teaching excellence through the identification and propagation of the best teaching practices?
This survey is intended to gather data related to the experiences of LGBTQ+ identified students at IUB. This will be the first survey of its kind by the LBGTQ+ Culture Center and will serve as a baseline for future assessments. To be followed up with focus groups (which, in particular, will look at the needs of trans students and LGBTQ+ students of color), this survey will also help identify ways the Center can continue to meet the changing needs of LGBTQ+ students on campus.
We are interested in gauging the current sophomore experience on IUB's campus. We want to understand the myriad of factors that impact how a sophomore exists on this campus. What is the sophomore experience? What factors lead to sophomore success? How do sophomores understand their role on campus and their experiences? Through a survey, we hope to better understand how sophomores receive support on campus and how to fill the gaps.
This survey will help create a better understanding of the core student experiences of students in schools/majors involved in the move to the Regional Academic Health Center. Information gained should answer what the crucial or most important aspects of the current curriculum in each school, what the students want to gain from the move, and what the student needs are that may not be currently considered.
The Envisions Dining Survey 2018 is an annual survey Residential Programs and Services (RPS) conducts every spring semester at Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB). As RPS Dining has continued to expand over the last several years (2016 Erberts & Gerberts, 2017 BookmarketEatery, 2018 Indiana Memorial Union) it has become essential for RPS administration to have a clear understanding of customer needs and concerns. We want to continue to serving IU students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a premier campus dining operation. The survey results will be used by our new Director of Dining and Executive Director to help inform operational changes in the coming months.
As part of John Sejdinaj's Continuous Improvement Initiative, a lean team has been formed focusing on knowing what the census data consists of, who is using it, and how it utilized. The team include myself, John Burgoon, Jay Gottdenker, Jill (Goodwin) Scott,and Alicia Robertson. Our starting point was to examine Informatica and also to develop a list of persons who are authorized to both create and use the table. Since this is such a large group, we would like our next step to be a brief survey to help identify key personnel involved in the process. Recipients of the survey will primarily be staff, along with some faculty. There will be no student involvement.
Overall Response Rate: The survey went to approximately 400 individuals. We received 105 responses. 26% response rate.
This survey, conducted by the University Graduate School in partnership with the Council of Graduate Schools (a national organization which serves to promote the advancement of graduate education and services), serves to identify the career goals of PhD students in order to improve programs and services offered to PhD students at Indiana University.
Overall Response Rate: 45.6% for the spring 2019 student survey.
The Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership explores specific outcomes for undergraduate students as they relate to socially responsible leadership. Focusing on experiences outside the classroom within the broader campus environment, the MSL engages students’ experiences with leadership efficacy, complex cognitive thinking, self-awareness, civic engagement, racial identity development, and social perspective-taking. The results will be used collaboratively by the Division of Student Affairs, the School of Education, Residential Programming and Services, and IU Athletics to better understand and enhance student development of leadership. The MSL also provides opportunity for benchmarking outcomes on a national scale and within the NCAA BIG10 institutions consortium.
Overall Response Rate: 20.7%
Data & Analysis
We have used the MSL data for local reporting, national presentations, and program improvement. IU participated in the MSL and also as part of the BIG10 consortium. This data has proved to be valuable in looking at leadership programming and competency development for IU students. You can find reports that were generated for distribution within the BIG10 on the following site - http://leadership.illinois.edu/big-ten-collaboration/msl-big-ten The site is hosted by the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign. The site includes 4 reports based on the BIG10 common questions. Additional reports are in progress that haven't been updated.
The Board of Aeons used the MSL data within one of the groups to report to the President about the status of leadership education at IUB. I met with the students to discuss the report and the data as they prepared their report.
In collaboration with my colleague at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign we presented at NASPA 2019 on Big Data and also submitted a presentation to an international leadership conference for late summer 2020, which most likely will be canceled due to COVID-19.
Lastly, I have used the data in graduate level courses to look at how the NACE competencies compare with data gathered for the IU Auditorium student volunteers/employees and also with regard to leadership competencies associated with transfer student engagement at IUB.
MSL provided published reports for the IU, BIG10 and the AAU.
Those schools that participated have committed to participate on a 3 year rotation to allow for data analysis, and then have comparable data.
With the new IUCorp and programs like Sustaining Hoosier Communities the campus has a new emphasis on community engaged learning (CEL) experiences. The purpose of the survey is to determine how many faculty are currently incorporating CEL in the courses and how many are interested in doing so. This information will allow us to assess capacity as well as determine who and how many faculty require assistance with CEL.
The survey is intended to provide insight into the perception of the faculty on intercollegiate athletics. Given the shared governance role of faculty on campus, and the representative nature of a membership organization such as the NCAA, the perspective of such a central group is well worth learning. To date there has been no such collection of data, this survey will fill an important gap in the NCAA's knowledge.