The Adult Learner Inventory (ALI) is a web based survey, administered by Noel-Levitz biannually to students who have been enrolled in the College for at least 6-12 months. The survey examines issues of importance to students as well as students’ ratings of satisfaction with their college experience. This analytical tool provides a wealth of demographic information on the “new” students as well as allowing us to do benchmarking against a national group of students. The survey was developed by Noel-Levitz in cooperation with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL).
The primary objective of the Persistence Survey is to aide Thomas Edison State College in understanding and addressing the factors that drive learner decisions to leave the College before degree completion. Secondary objectives include developing metrics that the College can implement to improve “stop-out” management, as well as make recommendations to College services that could reduce “stop-outs.”
The Graduate Survey is a self-administered survey completed by recent undergraduates of Thomas Edison State College. The survey was designed to examine their perceptions of and satisfaction with the services and programs at the College. It is one of several measures used to assess the effectiveness of offered programs, products, and services. Findings from the survey are updated annually to reflect responses from additional graduates.
The survey consists of four parts: focusing on the impact the graduates’ educational profile, experiences, and goals, graduates’ perceptions of the impact that the College had on their employment and educational goals, their ratings of various programs, services and products at the College, and to rate their overall experience with the College and indicate whether they would recommend the College to others. Graduates are also able to provide general comments about their College experience.
The 5-Year Out Graduate survey is designed to examine graduates’ perceptions of how the College impacted their employment advancement and goals five years after graduation. The survey focuses on the perceptions on how the College impacted their employment and advancement, current employment information, income statistics, student status, and rating of the College experience. The survey is administered annually.
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ATTN: Maureen Marcus
Division of Planning & Research
Thomas Edison State College
101 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
Tel: (609) 984-1100
Fax: (609) 292-9000