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Measurement of Student Experience and Perceptions


“Students first” is more than a slogan at the University of Northern Iowa. We want to make sure that students have experiences both inside and outside of the classroom that will help them use and develop their interests and strengths and prepare them for life after graduation. Surveys, focus groups, and other assessment strategies help keep us in touch with the student needs and perspectives.


Assessment at UNI: Some Information for Students

At UNI, students are frequently asked to participate in assessment-related activities. The Office of Academic Assessment provides information about what assessment involves and how it benefits students.


National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is administered each year and provides information for understanding student experiences and their perceptions of life at UNI.


Other Surveys Providing Information on Student Experiences

The Office of Institutional Research administers several surveys that provide information on student experiences, including the Graduating Senior Survey, the Graduate Program Survey,the Student Satisfaction Survey, and the Climate Survey.  For more information on these surveys and their results, please contact the Office of Institutional Research.

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