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ERIC Number: ED476433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 37
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Working Both Ends of the Pyramid: Using a Graduating Senior Survey To Understand Student Flow.
Sanders, Liz; Filkins, Joseph W.; Stachler, Susan
DePaul University, a private Midwestern university, uses a pyramid model, which builds from prospects to alumni, to frame discussions of student flow. Using this pyramid, institutional and enrollment management researchers collaborated on the analysis of the university's Graduating Senior Survey to maximize efficiencies and enrich decision making. This survey is the primary tool for outcomes assessment and, as such, it assesses satisfaction and interest in continued education. Analyses were conducted in terms of both the pyramid outputs, or perceived learning outcomes, and inputs related to the recruitment of alumni. Recommendations are provided for institutional researchers based on the collaborative evaluation efforts. Findings show that the survey is a valuable starting point in benchmarking student perceptions of the institution's learning outcomes and experiences. An appendix lists the university's learning goals. (Contains 2 figures, 12 tables, and 15 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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