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Samuel Merritt University Evaluation Cycles and Data Collection Tools/Processes

SMU conducts and participates in a range of surveys and evaluations. Click the section titles below (Institutional, Departmental, Regulatory, or External) to explore our practices, or download the table.

Samuel Merritt University Evaluation Cycles and Data Collection Tools/Processes
Data Collection Tool/Process Purpose of Evaluation Audience Format Frequency Implementation Timeframe Results and Report Availability
Institutional
Dashboard of Institutional Performance A visual display conveying at a glance a summary of the most important information about SMU's performance SMU Electronic Monthly Monthly Mid month
Course and Faculty Evaluations Student evaluation of a course and the instructor Students enrolled in a particular course Online and Paper (in class) Semester September-January (Fall), January-April (Spring), May-August (Summer) End of semester, mid semester
SMU Faculty and Staff Services and Resources Survey Measure employee satisfaction with -
Offices, Services and Resources
Leadership
Provide qualitative data to support satisfaction measures
Provide data for self evaluation, improvement and strategic planning at institutional, program, and department level
Faculty and Staff (0.5 FTE and above) Online Every two years January-February March
SMU Student Campus Services and Resources Survey Measure student satisfaction with -
Academic experience
Offices, Services and Resources
Learning achievement
Provide qualitative data to support satisfaction measures
Provide data for self evaluation, improvement and strategic planning at institutional, program, and department level
All enrolled students as of March 1 Online and Paper (in class) Every two years March-April May
Alumni Survey Employment conditions of SMU graduates
Professional competencies
Satisfaction with SMU experience
Graduates of SMU 1,3 and 5 years back Online and Paper Annual May-August October
Employer Survey Employer satisfaction with Alumni performance
Employer ratings of SMU graduates' professional competencies
Employees of SMU graduates who graduated 1,3 and 5 years back Paper Annual May-August October
SMU Diversity and Inclusion Survey Campus climate, diversity All students, faculty and staff (one for each group, 3 surveys total) Online TBD TBD TBD
Fact Book Report Comprehensive University Facts SMU/Public Electronic and Paper Annual Annually December
Fact Sheet Report Summarized University Facts SMU/Public Electronic and Paper Annual Annually June
Enrollment Census Data Produce University's common data set SMU/Public Electronic Semester Fall, Spring, and Summer Based on academic calendars
EOW (Experience of Work) Survey Assess work conditions, build employee engagement, identify priorities for improvement, benchmark and track progress over time Faculty and Staff (0.5 FTE and above) Online and by phone Annual November January
Departmental
Survey of Admitted Applicants who did not enroll Reasons for not enrolling All admitted students who chose not to enroll Online Weekly Ongoing January-December January
Entering Students Survey Assess admission and registration experience
Improve SMU services to students
Determine which sources of information are most useful to students' decisions to apply to SMU
Main reasons for choosing SMU
Newly enrolled students Paper Fall - All Programs, Spring - ABSN, BSN and MSN-EL (Sacramento), Summer - ABSN Fall, Spring and Summer Fall - October
Spring - February
Summer - June
Program exit surveys Survey preparedness of exiting students Graduating students Online Annual As required As required
Regulatory
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) surveys for National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) Mandatory reporting of University Facts NCES Online Annual September-October (Fall), December-January (Winter), March-April (Spring) IPEDS Feedback Report available in June
WASC Annual Report Mandatory reporting of University Facts WASC   Annual    
External
(please contact IR for complete list of external surveys)
Peterson's Annual Survey of Undergraduate Institutions Report University Facts Requesting agency Online Annual January  
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Report University Facts Requesting agency Online Annual February  
Peterson's Annual Survey of Graduate and Professional Institutions Report University Facts Requesting agency Online Annual March  
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Annual Financial Benchmarking Survey Report University Facts Requesting agency Online Annual June  
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) Enrollment Survey Report University Facts Requesting agency Online Annual June  
Peterson's Interim Update of Undergraduate Institutions Report University Facts Requesting agency Online Annual August  
Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP) Report University Facts Requesting agency Online Annual September  
California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) Report University Facts Requesting agency Online Annual October  
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Report University Facts Requesting agency Online Annual October  
Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) Report University Facts Requesting agency Online Annual October  
College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Survey Report University Facts Requesting agency Online Annual November  
Peterson's Nursing Schools Online Survey Report University Facts Requesting agency Online Annual November  
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Report University Facts Requesting agency Online Annual November  
Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) Survey - Pre-Licensure Programs Survey Report University Facts Requesting agency Online Annual November