University Assessment

University Assessment 

Co-Curricular Initiatives: Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research (IR) is responsible for a number of key activities at Seton Hall, including operational planning, managing data for planning and budgeting, and planning and implementing data collection and analysis for a number of divisions across campus.

One of the major undertakings of the Office of IR is the analysis and communication of data from the annual National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). On an annual basis the NSSE survey generates data on student engagement, which is the amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educational activities, as well as the resources deployed by the University to engage students inside and outside of the classroom.  Each year, the Office of IR provides a summary of NSSE results for the University, and provides a comparison of our data to that of our peer institutions.  NSSE data from each academic year are provided in the annual Fact Books and housed on the IR website.

In September 2012, the Office of IR compiled a report on Highlights from Seton Hall’s then latest NSSE Results + Review of 12 Years of NSSE Outcomes, entitled the NSSE Outcome Report.

The Office of IR regularly communicates the results of the assessment data they collect to the University community. In this way, they assist the entire community in an ongoing effort to engage in continuous improvement.

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