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Assessment & Research Findings

Infographics are available from the Office of Assessment on the following topics, which reflect recent assessment and educational research at UNF. If you would like copies of the infographics or have questions about the data or findings, please contact the Office of Assessment.

UNF Living Learning Communities: A Lasting Impact 

Ospreys who live and learn in Living Learning Communities tend to earn higher grades, complete credits at higher rates, and persist and retain than other on-campus students and off-campus students.

Ten Things We Learned about First-Years through Assessment in 2018-19  

A synthesis of findings about first-year Ospreys across assessment projects in 2018-19.

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.

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.

UNF Thomas G. Carpenter Library & 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.

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.

Chicken or Egg? First Year Advising and Student Success 

Student satisfaction with the quality of their interactions with advisors is related to a variety of academic behaviors.

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.

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.