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Assessment & Research Findings

This page is a compilation of recent assessment and educational research at UNF. The infographics and messages below contain key data, findings, and themes from our assessment efforts. If you have questions about the data shared below, please contact the Office of Assessment.


Student Learning:

Student Satisfaction and Engagement:

Careers and Outcomes:


Studying Learning through Assessment

The Annual Student Learning Report 2017-18 describes how UNF faculty use the assessment process to study student learning at the program level.  The report juxtaposes faculty and student views of learning. (Accessible PDF of the UNF Annual Student Learning Report 2017-18)




How Can We Help Ozzie Graduate?

Ospreys who engage in high impact practices, lead and participate in clubs and organizations, and who report a strong sense of belonging have better academic outcomes.


Help Ozzie Graduate


Help Ozzie Graduate 2


Get Involved! Extracurricular Involvement and Academic Success @ UNF

A third of all students attended extracurricular Campus Life events in 2017-18, with students living on campus being more likely to attend events.  Attending events is generally associated with higher GPAs, though that relationship plateaus at different points based on students' class levels.

Get Involved


UNF Thomas G. Carpenter Library Data and Student Success

First-years who visit the library in their first semester have twice the odds of persisting to the next semester, and those who visit around 20 times per semester tend to have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Library Fact Sheet


First Year Satisfaction with Advising

First Year Ospreys are more satisfied with their advisor interactions than they were in 2014, representing growth exceeding that of state and national peers.

 First Year Satisfaction with Advising


Chicken or Egg? First Year Advising & Student Success 

Student satisfaction with the quality of their interactions with advisors is related to a variety of academic behaviors.  This infographic also reports interesting findings from the NSSE 2017 survey comparing UNF First-Years to national peers.

Chicken or Egg First Year Advising and Student Success


Academic Buoyancy: First Year Advising & Student Success 

Having academic buoyancy means having the capacity to overcome challenges that are part of everyday academic life (Martin, 2013). A combination of four NSSE 2017 survey items serves as a proxy for being buoyant, and it is related to a number of positive student behaviors and perceptions.


Academic Buoyancy First Year Advising Student Success


What Challenges do Ospreys Face? 

Each year, UNF collects information from students on the challenges they face in persisting through to graduation. Graduating seniors provide feedback via the Graduating Senior Survey, and graduate students provide feedback via the Campus Life Survey. 

 Different Challenges Ospreys Face


High Impact Practices & UNF Seniors

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are deep, meaningful learning experiences such as internships, service learning, and study abroad. Every two years, UNF collects information on first-year and senior student engagement in HIPs via the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). (Design inspired by: National Survey of Student Engagement. (2017). Lessons from the field–Volume 4: Digging deeper to focus and extend data use. Bloomington, IN: Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University School of Education.)


High Impact Practices


How do Senior Ospreys use their Time?

Juggling school, work, family, and social obligations is challenging for many students, and how students choose to use their time has important implications for their learning and academic success. Every two years, UNF collects information on first-year and senior student time use via the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).


 How Do Senior Ospreys Use Time