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The Department of Housing and Residence Life is committed to undertaking assessment and benchmarking projects that aid us in ensuring that we are providing students with a safe, supportive, comfortable and educational environment.

Assessments that are regularly completed by the department include:

  • EBI (Educational Benchmarking) Survey
    • The EBI survey is used to determine residents' satisfaction with different aspects of the residential experience. The areas assessed include in-hall staff, dining services, facilities and programming, among others. The EBI survey is distributed to all residential students at the end of spring semester every two years.
  • CAS (Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education) Assessment
    • CAS standards were designed with the ultimate purpose of fostering and enhancing student learning, development and achievement in different functional areas of an institution. Every five years our department conducts an internal assessment of our operations based on the CAS Housing and Residential Life Program standards.
  • Room & Board Rate Comparison Survey (peer institutions)
    • The department conducts an annual survey of room and board rates at public universities in Ohio, as well as our peer institutions, to aid in the setting of our rates for the coming academic year.
  • First Year Involvement Study (in conjunction with Institutional Research)
    • To see how pleased and adjusted first-year students have become, all first-year students are asked to complete the First-Year Involvement Study during winter semester. The purpose of the survey is to identify how involved first-year students are and which students may be at risk for leaving the university. Experience tells us that the more involved students become in their new environment, the more likely they will stay at college and be successful.
  • First-Year Treatment Study (in conjunction with Institutional Research)
    • To assess first-year student’s perceptions of faculty & staff treatment, information received, and processes used, all first-year students are asked to complete the First-Year Treatment Survey at the end of Fall semester. The survey is distributed every three years.
  • Health & Safety Survey (internal)
    • One of the department’s values is Health & Safety. At the beginning of each year we distribute Health & Safety information to residential students to provide them with necessary information for both areas. To determine student’s knowledge of Health & Safety procedures at the institution, all residential students are given the Health & Safety survey at the end of Fall semester.
  • Staff Satisfaction Survey (internal)
    • This survey is focused on assessing the satisfaction and perceptions of our staff. Information from this survey is used to inform decisions related to the staff experience within our department.