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The NASPA Assessment & Knowledge Consortium is a collection of assessment instruments focused on key areas within Student Affairs. Participating campuses can select assessments to administer during an academic year based on campus priorities. Consortium studies are designed to provide colleges and universities with actionable campus-specific and benchmarking data to shape and enhance programming inside and outside the classroom.

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“By providing beneficial connections between institutions, associations, data points, and promising practices, NASPA has taken the lead in developing a credible agenda for benchmarking and assessment practice.”

Kevin Kruger
President
NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

60%

of students agree that they become more knowledgeable about the campus community due to attending events and activities in the Union.

Student Union and Programming Benchmark

55%

of students agree that Residence Life programming helps them learn to balance social activities with academic obligations.

Residence Life Benchmark

The Studies

Assessment Areas include:

Campus Activities Benchmark

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The Campus Activities Benchmark is an online assessment that is administered during the spring semester or term to a sample of undergraduate students. The assessment provides actionable data on:

  • Preferred means to find out about campus activities
  • Student participation in various campus activities, including their level of involvement and whether they hold leadership positions
  • Outcomes of participating in campus activities
  • Reasons for not participating in campus activities

Participating campuses have access to:

  • Real-time data through a secure, online reporting site
  • Sophisticated data analysis tools for creating institution-specific reports
  • Benchmarking tools for peer and national comparison reports
  • Data exports into Excel or SPSS for more advanced analysis

The Campus Activities Benchmark is one of the nine Consortium studies that institutions can choose from when they participate in the NASPA Assessment & Knowledge Consortium.

Career and Professional Aspirations Benchmark

The Career and Professional Aspirations Benchmark is an online assessment that is administered during the spring semester or term to a sample of undergraduate students. Although some questions are designed for graduating seniors, the majority of the questions are appropriate for all undergraduate students. The assessment provides actionable data on:

  • Utilization of Career Services' offerings
  • Outcomes of utilizing Career Services and other career-related information/advice
  • Sources of career advice and mentoring and the perceived helpfulness of that information

Participating campuses have access to:

  • Real-time data through a secure, online reporting site
  • Sophisticated data analysis tools for creating institution-specific reports
  • Benchmarking tools for peer and national comparison reports
  • Data exports into Excel or SPSS for more advanced analysis

The Career and Professional Aspirations Benchmark is one of the nine Consortium studies that institutions can choose from when they participate in the NASPA Assessment & Knowledge Consortium.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Benchmark

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The Fraternity and Sorority Life Benchmark is an online assessment that is administered in fall or spring of an academic year to students who are members of fraternities and sororities. The assessment provides actionable data on:

  • Participation in various aspects of fraternity/sorority life
  • Reasons for participation in fraternity/sorority life
  • Outcomes related to participation in recruitment activities and membership in a fraternity/sorority
  • Perceptions of fraternity/sorority life on campus

Participating campuses have access to:

  • Real-time data through a secure, online reporting site
  • Sophisticated data analysis tools for creating institution-specific reports
  • Benchmarking tools for peer and national comparison reports
  • Data exports into Excel or SPSS for more advanced analysis

The Fraternity and Sorority Life Benchmark is one of the nine Consortium studies that institutions can choose from when they participate in the NASPA Assessment & Knowledge Consortium.

Mental Health and Counseling Benchmark

The Mental Health and Counseling Benchmark is an online assessment that is administered in fall or spring of an academic year to a sample of undergraduate students. Campuses can opt to assess graduate students as well.

The assessment utilizes the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS) – a 62-item validated instrument comprised of eight scales covering the topics of: depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, academic distress, eating concerns, family distress, hostility, and substance abuse.

Participating campuses have access to:

  • Real-time data through a secure, online reporting site
  • Sophisticated data analysis tools for creating institution-specific reports
  • Benchmarking tools for peer and national comparison reports
  • Data exports into Excel or SPSS for more advanced analysis

The Mental Health and Counseling Benchmark is one of the nine Consortium studies that institutions can choose from when they participate in the NASPA Assessment & Knowledge Consortium.

Orientation and New Student Programs Benchmark

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The Orientation and New Student Programs Benchmark is an online assessment that is administered in early fall to newly enrolled first-year and transfer students. The assessment provides actionable data on:

  • Outcomes of orientation programming
  • Students' ease of transition to college
  • Students' relationships with faculty, staff, and peers
  • Students' knowledge and utilization of campus resources and co-curricular activities
  • Suggestions for improving orientation

Participating campuses have access to:

  • Real-time data through a secure, online reporting site
  • Sophisticated data analysis tools for creating institution-specific reports
  • Benchmarking tools for peer and national comparison reports
  • Data exports into Excel or SPSS for more advanced analysis

The Orientation and New Student Programs Benchmark is one of the nine Consortium studies that institutions can choose from when they participate in the NASPA Assessment & Knowledge Consortium.

Recreation and Wellness Benchmark

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The Recreation and Wellness Benchmark is an online assessment that is administered in fall or spring of an academic year to a sample of users and non-users of on-campus recreational facilities and programs. The assessment provides actionable data on:

  • Student utilization of different recreational facilities, activities, and programs
  • Social, academic, emotional, and health-related outcomes of utilizing campus recreation
  • Student satisfaction with facilities, activities, and programs
  • Recreational needs and expectations of students and other constituents

Participating campuses have access to:

  • Real-time data through a secure, online reporting site
  • Sophisticated data analysis tools for creating institution-specific reports
  • Benchmarking tools for peer and national comparison reports
  • Data exports into Excel or SPSS for more advanced analysis

The Recreation and Wellness Benchmark is one of the nine Consortium studies that institutions can choose from when they participate in the NASPA Assessment & Knowledge Consortium.

Residence Life Benchmark

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The Residence Life Benchmark is an online assessment that is administered in the spring of an academic year to the population of students who reside in on-campus housing. The assessment provides actionable data on:

  • Importance of housing factors on students' decision to attend the institution
  • Extent of participation in residence life programming (e.g., attend events, plan events)
  • Outcomes of participation in residence life programming
  • Outcomes of experience as a resident assistant

Participating campuses have access to:

  • Real-time data through a secure, online reporting site
  • Sophisticated data analysis tools for creating institution-specific reports
  • Benchmarking tools for peer and national comparison reports
  • Data exports into Excel or SPSS for more advanced analysis

The Residence Life Benchmark is one of the nine Consortium studies that institutions can choose from when they participate in the NASPA Assessment & Knowledge Consortium.

Student Conduct Benchmark

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The Student Conduct Benchmark is an online assessment that is administered in fall or spring of an academic year to a sample of undergraduate students. The assessment provides actionable data on:

  • Awareness of student conduct policies
  • Outcomes of participating in the judicial affairs process
  • Perceptions of institutional rules, policies, and procedures

Participating campuses have access to:

  • Real-time data through a secure, online reporting site
  • Sophisticated data analysis tools for creating institution-specific reports
  • Benchmarking tools for peer and national comparison reports
  • Data exports into Excel or SPSS for more advanced analysis

The Student Conduct Benchmark is one of the nine Consortium studies that institutions can choose from when they participate in the NASPA Assessment & Knowledge Consortium.

Student Union and Programming Benchmark

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The Student Union and Programming Benchmark is an online assessment that is administered during the spring semester or term to a sample of undergraduate students. The assessment provides actionable data on:

  • Utilization of the Student Union and participation in programming
  • Outcomes of participating in Student Union events and programs
  • Outcomes of student employment in the Student Union
  • Satisfaction with the Student Union

Participating campuses have access to:

  • Real-time data through a secure, online reporting site
  • Sophisticated data analysis tools for creating institution-specific reports
  • Benchmarking tools for peer and national comparison reports
  • Data exports into Excel or SPSS for more advanced analysis

The Student Union and Programming Benchmark is one of the nine Consortium studies that institutions can choose from when they participate in the NASPA Assessment & Knowledge Consortium.

“The real-time nature of the Consortium data has allowed us to easily address questions from our stakeholders about the student experience.”

Barb Snyder
Vice President of Student Affairs
University of Utah

68%

of Greeks join a fraternity or
sorority because of service
and leadership opportunities.

Fraternity and Sorority Life
Benchmark

Our Partners

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We have partnered with leading higher education associations and organizations.

The National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) advances campus activities in higher education through a business and learning partnership.

Members of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) administer conduct standards for students at institutions of higher education and recognize that a personal sense of honor sustains both individuals and their communities.

Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I) members believe in developing exceptional residential experiences at colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions around the world.

The mission of the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) is to provide education, leadership and professional development in the fields of college student orientation, transition and retention.

The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) enriches its members through education, advocacy, and the delivery of services. It is comprised of students and administrators whose mission is to build campus community.

The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) is the leading resource for professional and student development, education, and research in collegiate recreational sports.

The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) enhances its members' ability to create fraternity and sorority experiences that positively affect students, host institutions, and communities.

The Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) is a multi-disciplinary, member-driven, research center focused on providing accurate and up-to-date information about the mental health of today's college students in order to serve the needs of mental health providers, administrators, researchers, and the public.

NASPA logo NASPA NASPA is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy, and practice, and affirms the commitment of the student affairs profession to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning.
CampusLabs logo Campus Labs Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) provides the necessary tools to create a comprehensive, coordinated, and centralized assessment approach across an institution.
71%

of new students credit
orientation programs with
helping them to feel more
connected to campus

Orientation/New Student
Programming Benchmark

“Regardless of your level of assessment expertise, the Consortium provides the necessary tools, methodologies, and resources to integrate findings into decision-making.”

Patricia Carretta
Assistant Vice President, University Life
George Mason University

Assessment & Knowledge Consortium

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Pricing

Undergraduate enrollments of 5,000 or more * $2,000 per study Undergraduate enrollments of less than 5,000 ** $1,500 per study Non-member of sponsoring association $2,250 per study

* For the Residence Life study only, this is represented as 1,000 beds or more
** For the Residence Life study only, this is represented as less than 1,000 beds

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91%

of students say that on-campus recreational activities had improved their overall health and well-being.

Campus Recreation Benchmark

21%

of seniors indicate that they did not
know where to look for an
internship.

Career and Professional Aspirations
Benchmark