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University Studies Assessment Reports

We share our assessment and research findings in order to encourage action.

Follow the links below to see what we have learned about ourselves by level or by topic area and some actions that have resulted.  Please explore, think about what we have found, and let us know if you use the findings to take action in your own course or work with students.

If you have any questions or comments about assessment in University Studies, please contact Rowanna Carpenter, Assessment Coordinator (

Tell us how you have used UNST assessment data in your work.

Recent Assessment and Research

2015 FRINQ Prior Learning Questionnaire Student Profile

Follow the links here to see FRINQ student responses to the PLQ.  


reTHINKING Access to Student Support with the MAPS Widget

This report explores impacts of MAPS team's online presence via a widget created as part of the Provost’s Challenge project #113. 

Online SINQ and Capstone Review

We investigated students' profile, performance, and reported experience in online vs. face-to-face SINQ and Capstone courses.


Profile of Online SINQ Students

This report presents an academic and demographic profile of online SINQ students compared with students enrolled in face-to-face courses.


SINQ Student Retention and Belonging

This research conducted by graduate students Cristina Restad and Christa Zinke examines factors related to SINQ student retention and sense of belonging at PSU.

 Writing in Sophomore Inquiry

Students reported on their prior writing experiences and the writing assignments and activities in their SINQ courses.