Institutional Self-Assessment Survey (ISAS)

61 faculty/staff participants in Winona; 77 faculty/staff participants in Rochester

  • Developed by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) for Council of Adult Experiential Learning (CAEL) to assist institutions in evaluating their programs and services to adult learners
  • Nationally benchmarked using data from 60 universities
  • Aligned with student data collected in the Adult Leaner Inventory to compare faculty and staff perceptions to student perceptions/experiences

Key results

Strengths: technology; student transitions; student support services
Areas of Improvement: Overcoming barriers in time, place, and tradition; life and career planning; assessment; strategic Partnerships

The ISAS was conducted during the 2012-2013 academic year on both the Winona and Rochester campuses. This CAEL designed nationally benchmarked assessment evaluated a wide range of Winona State activities, policies, and practices for adult students at the university. It offered faculty and staff a unique opportunity to dialogue about adult learners across departments.

Rochester Report (PDF)

Winona Report (PDF)