The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is serving as a pilot demonstration site to develop and implement a state-of-the-art measurement project to improve our understanding of the value of undergraduate educational experiences and promote evidence-based models of undergraduate student success.
The project, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is designed to inform the development of a large-scale longitudinal study of colleges and universities (College and Beyond II) coordinated by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan.
In the initial planning stage of the project, UCI researchers will draw on expertise from the field to identify the feasibility and utility of collecting, analyzing and sharing innovative new forms of data for documenting the value of the undergraduate experience and improving undergraduate student outcomes. The data strands in this project include the following:
- Administrative, Student Affairs, Course Taking Trajectories
- Learning Management System
- Survey, Experience Sampling, Performance Assessment