Employer Assessment Project of Advanced Programs' Candidate Outcomes
In 2014, a research team from the college conducted a series of focus groups with employers who have hired a “critical mass” of our advanced program graduates in recent years, to gather employer feedback on how well the college and its programs have prepared our graduates to succeed.
As noted in Astin’s I-E-O model (2012), looking at the nature of the student experience is as important as looking at the outcomes. One of the main ways we do this in the unit is by using a suite of surveys in the college. These surveys allow us to learn about both experiences and outcomes as students move through the college and into professional practice.
Specifically, the college itself administers the following surveys on a regular basis:
- Student Success Survey
- Exit Survey for Advanced Programs
- Alumni Survey for Advanced Programs
In addition, we access and summarize data from 2 surveys on initial teacher preparation done through the CSU Center for Teacher Quality:
- Teacher Education Exit Survey
- First-Year Teacher and Employer Survey
These surveys are administered, and their results disseminated to key audiences, based on a regular schedule.
You can access the college survey instruments and the college-level results in the table below:
|Student Success||CED Advanced Exit||Alumni||CTQ Initial Exit|
|Template||Template||Template||No Template Available|
|2017 Summary||2017 Summary||SSCP 2014 Exit Survey Response Summary|
|2016 Summary||2016 Summary||MSCP 2014 Exit Survey Response Summary|
|2015 Summary||ESCP Prelim 2014 Exit Survey Response Summary|
|2013 Summary||2013 Summary||2013 Summary|
In addition, the Assessment Office has two tools at its disposal to assist programs with collecting survey data:
The Assessment Office uses Qualtrics and can work with programs to create and administer their own online surveys. This option is best for large numbers of respondents, repeated administration, and/or when the survey can be taken in a computer lab to ensure a strong response.
The Assessment Office can work with programs to create customized paper surveys that can be scanned for quick and convenient data entry. This option is ideal when programs wish to administer surveys in classes or at large events.