We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2015 CIRP Freshman Survey is now open. It's the 50th administration of the CIRP Freshman Survey, and for five decades we have aimed to improve the college experience for undergraduates. Thousands of colleges and universities have relied on the CIRP Freshman Survey to get valuable information about their incoming students that can't be found anywhere else.
The more you know about your students, the better you can understand their needs. With insight from the CIRP's Your First College Year Survey, the most comprehensive tool addressing first-year programming and retention strategies, You will be one step closer to providing the best environment for student learning and adjustment to college.
The College Senior Survey (CSS) connects academic, civic, and diversity outcomes with a comprehensive set of college experiences to measure the impact of college. The CSS can be used as a stand-alone instrument or in conjunction with our other surveys to generate longitudinal data on students' cognitive and affective growth during college.
The Diverse Learning Environments Survey (DLE) captures student perceptions regarding the institutional climate, campus practices as experienced with faculty, staff, and peers, and student learning outcomes. Diverse student populations are at the center of the survey, and the instrument is based on studies of diverse student bodies and the complexity of issues that range from student mobility to intergroup relations.
The annual conference of the American Educational Research Association kicks off today, Thursday, April 16, and CIRP data are well-represented among the presentations this year. The conference kicks off with a roundtable paper presentation by CIRP graduate student researcher Jennifer Berdan Lozano, former CIRP graduate student researcher Laura Bernhard, and CIRP Director Kevin Eagan. Their ... Read More »
A college rating system proposed by the U.S. Department of Education could hurt many broad-access and minority-serving colleges and universities given that those institutions are enrolling more students who may ultimately graduate from a different college or university. According to UCLA’s annual CIRP Freshman Survey, more than one-quarter of incoming freshmen at such colleges plan to transfer to another institution.
Online teaching has generated plenty of discussion in higher education, but it’s still used by a relatively small percentage of professors. The survey results show a more pronounced trend in teaching at colleges and universities lately: a greater move toward student-focused teaching practices such as class discussions and group learning, and a corresponding move away from lectures and other teacher-centered styles.