We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2015 CIRP Freshman Survey is now open. It's the 50th administration of the CIRP Freshman Survey, and for five decades we have aimed to improve the college experience for undergraduates. Thousands of colleges and universities have relied on the CIRP Freshman Survey to get valuable information about their incoming students that can't be found anywhere else.
Many institutions use CIRP survey results in the accreditation process. Because CIRP surveys are comprehensive and designed to examine change over time, colleges and universities have found them flexible and useful tools in their institutional selfstudies. Participation in longitudinal CIRP surveys is also frequently cited as evidence of an institutional commitment to assessment and improvement efforts.
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A college rating system proposed by the U.S. Department of Education could hurt many broad-access and minority-serving colleges and universities given that those institutions are enrolling more students who may ultimately graduate from a different college or university. According to UCLA’s annual CIRP Freshman Survey, more than one-quarter of incoming freshmen at such colleges plan to transfer to another institution.
Online teaching has generated plenty of discussion in higher education, but it’s still used by a relatively small percentage of professors. The survey results show a more pronounced trend in teaching at colleges and universities lately: a greater move toward student-focused teaching practices such as class discussions and group learning, and a corresponding move away from lectures and other teacher-centered styles.