The Office of Institutional Research and Planning completes various reports and conducts
several surveys. Below is a list of external and internal reports/surveys supported
by Snow College along with a brief description. When possible copies of these reports
are available to the public. For questions or copies of a report please contact Dr.
Beckie Hermansen at 1-435-283-7346.
For those individuals requesting a survey that involved student or campus personnel,
you must meet Institutional Review Board requirements. These requirements protect
against the unlawful and unethical use of human subjects and the privacy of individual
information. IRB approval is obtained by completing the appropriate forms and submitting
them for review to the Institutional Research office. Additional review is conducted
Snow College's Personal Privacy Protection committee. IRB requests are recommended
for approval to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Vice President of Academic
Affairs approves all IRB request. Please plan at least two weeks to obtain IRB approval.
Click here for additional information regarding Snow College's IRB practices and IRB
- Learning Outcomes Assessment Survey--Incoming Students: This assessment focuses on incoming students' prior experiences, current understandings,
and future aspirations regarding the "essential learning outcomes" of a college education.
The responses will help will help Snow College faculty and staff enhance prior college
learning. The instrument consists of multiple-choice and short-answer questions, with
one essay question at the end. There is no time limit, but it should take no more
than 30 minutes to complete. Responses are aggregated per incoming student class/cohort
and compared to graduating cohorts taking a similar outcomes assessment survey.
- School Safety Survey: In order to effectively address public school crime; administrators, staff, and teachers
need an accurate understanding of the nature and extent of the problem. Often it is
difficult to gauge the scope of crime and gun violence in schools given the media
attention dedicated to isolated incidents of extreme school gun violence. Understanding
that school safety has become a more pressing concern for school officials (administrators,
staff, and teachers), Snow College's Education and Psychology departments have designed
this survey to better understand the educator views on school and community violence
in lieu of possessing guns in schools. Survey results will be aggregated and shared
with respected education researchers in the United States to aid decision-making policies/practices
about guns in public schools. Primary researchers are Richard Squire (Education Department)
and Nick Marsing (Psychology Department).
- Non-returning Student Survey: College students stop-out and drop-out of college for various reasons. This survey
helps the college understand specific Snow College student stop-out and drop-out behaviors.
Aggregated cohort results from the survey are used to address college policies, practices,
and services in support of enrollment management and retention efforts.
This is an external survey completed each Fall semester for the American Association of University Professors. The report contains filed for faculty rank, contract length, salary, gender, ethnicity,
and tenure. Aggregate salary and benefit information are also reported on an annual
basis. The AAUP research program tracks trends in higher education and produces reports
on topics including faculty compensation, gender equity, and contingent faculty.
Click here to access the AAUP Research homepage.
The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) is the standardized,
nationally normed assessment program from ACT that enables postsecondary institutions
to assess, evaluate, and enhance the outcomes of their general education programs.
An analysis of CAAP scores with specific GE Outcomes and Courses was completed for
Snow College in October 2007
(CAAP Summary 2007).
The Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire is based on the work of C. Robert Pace at the Center for the Study of Evaluation
at the University of California, Los Angeles. It is an instrument that can be administered
to community college student populations, examining their quality of effort by measuring
the extent to which curricular and extra-curricular opportunities are being effectively
used and enjoyed.
CCSEQ Summary 2006 || CCSEQ Summary 2008
College Board/Common Data Set
The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers
in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board,
Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration
is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in
a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden
on data providers.
Click here for the link to the site and summary reports.
CUPA stands for College and University Professors Association. CUPA-HR is the
national authority on compensation surveys for higher education HR professionals.
The Association publishes four annual salary surveys, plus benefits and benchmarking
surveys. Click here to learn more about data collected for each survey.
Click here to access the CUPA-HR site.
New Freshman SurveyThis survey is administered to all new students enrolled in GNST 1010 (Start Smart).
This survey has two parts. Students complete the first part of the survey after two
days of pre-fall semester orientation activities/workshops. The second part of the
survey is given during the October meeting of Start Smart sections. Data is complied
and compared to previous years in order to provide "feedback" on college services
|| 2007 Summary || 2008 Summary
Student Interest SurveyThis survey is conducted during each registration period. Prior to selecting their
classes, each student must answer questions regarding the focus of their studies and
whether or not they have (or desire) to officially declare a major program of study.
|| Spring 2008 Summary || Fall 2008 Summary
High School Enrollment TrendsThis report used current literature on college enrollment trends to compare high school
graduation predictions with Snow College's progressive enrollment
Unemployment Rates and EnrollmentThis report compared federal, state, and local employment/unemployment rates to previous
Snow College enrollments
On-Line Course Offerings ReportThis report analyzed the history of on-line offerings for Snow College, highlighting
areas of greatest growth and potential (Fall 2007 Report).
GE Outcomes ReportThis report determines how often Snow College graduates are exposed to the GE Outcomes
of the college. Data compares a graduate's class history with the GE Outcomes listed
on class syllabus. This report assists with Snow College's accreditation efforts.
|| 2007 Summary ||
CAAP CorrelationA correlation was computed for the most recent CAAP scores and grades given in specific
courses that address the CAAP general education outcomes. The CAAP correlations represent
the areas of Reading, Math, and Science.
(CAAP Correlation Report)
Prospective Graduate Statistical ReportThis report contains statistical information regarding the current year's graduation
Class of 2008 ||
Non-Returning Student Phone Survey This report summarizes the results of the phone survey conducted among a sample of
students who attending fall 2007 semester but not spring 2008 semester. The analysis
is by survey question and is broken down by gender, county, and in some cases high
Non-Returning Student Survey Summary ||
Potential Student Phone Survey This report summarizes the results of the phone survey conducted among a sample of
potential students who applied for fall semester but never attended Snow College.
The analysis is by survey question and is broken down by gender and county.
Potential Student Survey Summary ||