WSU Institutional Metrics and Survey Results

What Is the Face of WSU?

WSU is represented internally and externally in a variety of contexts. Below are links to the common ways WSU is represented.

Internal Metrics & Assessment

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Academic Annual Assessment  

Departments are required to report on student learning on an annual basis. Each annual report provides a high-level view of learning, with links to direct evidence, in program courses, general education courses, and other high-impact learning opportunities such as internships or undergraduate research. These annual reports provide a formative means of assessing learning that culminate in a summative report provided through the 5 year program review process.

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Academic Program Review  

The primary purpose of program review at WSU is to improve academic programs. An academic program may consist of an entire department which houses several majors, or an academic program may be a component of a department. 

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Official Enrollment Retention & Graduation  

Institutional Research website highlighting official enrollment, retention and graduation rates. 

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For more information regarding any of the below surveys, please contact

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National Survey of Student Engagement  

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) collects information from first-year and senior students about the characteristics and quality of their undergraduate experience. Weber State typically participates in this survey during the Spring semester of odd years. NSSE data are used by
faculty, administrators, researchers, and others for institutional improvement, public reporting, and related purposes.

Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory  

The Ruffalo Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) is designed to help institutions pinpoint challenges and priorities as identified by the students. The SSI is based around 12 broad areas that cover a wide spectrum of issues that affect the student experience. It measures student satisfaction and priorities, showing you how satisfied students are as well as what issues are important to them. Weber State typically participates in this survey during the Spring semester of even years. Noel Levitz data are used for strategic planning, strengthening retention initiatives, and other related uses. 

Collegiate Learning Assessment  

Also known as CLA. This page is currently under development and will be updated in the near future.

HERI Faculty Survey  

Also known as the "Higher Education Research Institute Faculty Survey". The HERI Faculty Survey provides our institution with a comprehensive, research-based picture of key aspects of the faculty experience (Higher Education Research Institute).

Graduate Survey Results  

Public view of Graduate Survey results from 2011 through 2016. For additional details or a deeper look at the data please contact Heather Chapman. 

The Graduate Survey is a follow-up survey that represents a collaborative effort between WSU Student Affairs, Alumni Services, and the academic colleges.  The survey collects data on recent graduates.  It is designed as a tool to assist faculty and administration in planning curriculum and advising students.  This survey is administered electronically to students three months after they graduated in the Spring.  

Staff Satisfaction  

2013 Staff Satisfaction survey results. Includes information on core satisfaction indicators, scaled averages for last four surveys administered as well as the full report.

NASPA Consortium  

The Recreation and Wellness Benchmark is an online assessment that is administered in fall or spring of an academic year to a sample of users and non-users of on-campus recreational facilities and programs. The assessment provides actionable data on student utilization of different recreational facilities, activities, and programs, social, academic, emotional, and health-related outcomes of utilizing campus recreation, student satisfaction with facilities, activities, and programs and recreational needs and expectations of students and other constituents.  Total Respondents: 303

National College Health Assessment  

The National College Health Assessment is the "largest comprehensive data set on the health of college students” (ACHA, 2009, p. 2). The survey was administered 3/17/2009-4/3/2009. A total of 418 students responded for a 5% sample error at a 95% confidence level.

External Publications

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USHE Reports  

Reports published by the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) that reviews and combines data from all public universities in Utah. 

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Also known as the National Center for Education Statistics. Reviews data points from all schools who have the ability to disperse federal financial aid and provides reports based upon a single school or a comparison of schools' data points. 

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