Data with purpose. The qualitative and quantitative information OIEP curates, analyzes, and publishes illuminates trends, forecasts potential and contributes to the ongoing planning initiatives of the university including strategic institutional goals, program planning and innovation, and student success.
How do we know what we are doing works? Defining and assessing student learning outcomes, engaging in rigorous program review, conducting surveys to understand experience and satisfaction and student evaluations of teaching are all ways in which Mason can learn more about how we are doing and what we can improve.
What does the student lifecycle at Mason look like? From where do our applicants come? Where do our admitted students enroll? Once enrolled, how many students are retained to the on the path to graduation? What are the career outcomes? Learn more with these resources.
OIEP advances the strategic goals of George Mason University through collaborations and partnerships that engage stakeholders (senior leaders/administration, faculty, staff and students) in data-informed strategic, operational and tactical decisions. OIEP does this by capitalizing on our experience and professional judgment drawing upon quantitative and qualitative analytic information.
Beacon Student Strengths Inventory (SSI) was initially administered to Mason first-time freshmen in fall 2013. The survey items address a variety of topics including student engagement, educational commitment, resiliency, social comfort, as well as their sense of belonging, experience with and perception of advising, self-perceived competencies for success, and interaction with faculty. The information collected from SSI can be used to identify at-risk students and inform intervention strategies to enhance freshman achievement and retention.
Online Survey Results
Survey results can be generated at the university level, college/school level, and program level. Most results can be filtered by gender, ethnicity, on campus residency, and domicile. To protect student anonymity, survey results with less than three respondents will not be accessible.