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 want to determine if our customers are pleased with
the service that we've provided them, and to receive
suggestions for improvement, what makes us unique, and
how likely they are to recommend our services to others.
We want to examine if the research being conducted by IUB's Learning Analytics Fellows is having and influence or impact on their departments, and whether those departments are adopting learning analytics to make academic decisions.
Overall Response Rate: 14%
Data & Analysis
I have uploaded the publication that resulted from this study. I have also uploaded the survey results.
This study will focus on examining relationships between investments in the arts & humanities and student-level outcomes related to arts and culture. We will survey a random sample of undergraduate students to understand participation in the arts & humanities at IUB. The data collected from this survey will be compared to data collected from a random sample of students at IUB in the fall 2015, prior to the university initiating several major investments in the arts and humanities.
The PI has also been awarded an OVPR Award for Research Methods Collaboration, which involves a substudy of this survey effort that examines the effectiveness of recruitment methods to try to increase survey response rates among student populations.
The information from this study will be used to publish various manuscripts related to the survey questions. In addition, the information will be used to help inform campus-level programming in the arts.
Another paper using these data is now under 2nd round review at Survey Methods and we will share the paper when it is published.
This the first phase of the IMLS-funded "DataDoubles" Project, which is a 3-year study that investigates undergraduate student perceptions of their privacy in relation to learning analytics in college and university settings, particularly where academic libraries participate in learning analytics activities.
This phase consists of qualitative interviews which will be analyzed independently and used to assist in the development and validation of a survey instrument to be used in phase 2. This request is for a sample that can be used to contact potential participants for these interviews.
A journal article is presently in review.
VOICE stands for Vision Of the Ideal College Environment, and it is the summation of student surveys regarding a variety of campus issues.
In 2007, the first VOICE Report was commissioned by President Michael A. McRobbie to “find out what students think about the present campus environment and how they would make it better.”
IUSA publishes a new VOICE Report every five years.
This comprehensive report is designed to gather IUB student population opinion of campus life on a number of topics, such as Technology or Transportation. A report is then created from the response data, which is used by campus bodies, such as Recreational Sports or the Office of the President, to shape future decisions regarding student life.
Overall Response Rate: N/A
Data & Analysis
EBI Skyfactor Apartment Assessment is used by Residential Programs and Services (RPS) to assess the satisfaction, learning, and culture of the apartment communities and the students they support.
As part of a grant from Lumina Foundation, The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) will run an experimental item set on students' experiences in designated High-Impact Practices (HIPs; experiences such as learning communities, service-learning, undergraduate research, study abroad, etc.). The final set will be administered as part of NSSE's 2019 administration, but we wish to pilot the survey questions with a small sample (no more than 200) of IUB students, with a goal of about 20 respondents. We have OVPUE approval to conduct this pilot test at IUB.
the High-Impact Practices Quality study https://nsse.indiana.edu/html/HIP_Quality.cfm
Understanding student success is key to improving higher education within our campus and across the nation. There continues to be heightened attention paid to the various data, labels and stories regarding student success and how it demonstrates institutional quality.
Student success initiatives regarding testing and defining data is an issue that the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is greatly engaged, which is why IUB is partnering with HLC to capture and listen to what our students have to say. The survey will provide HLC with direct feedback from students about how they see student success. HLC’s goal is to aggregate the data from all the institutions who participate and share it with the membership.