Welcome to the NASCAP Project
Student Affairs practitioners, just like all administrators and faculty members in American Higher Education, are being asked to demonstrate how what they do affects student learning and development. Accrediting officials, policy makers, board members, presidents and members of their cabinets, parents, and even students are showing an increased interest in the learning outcomes of the programs and services offered on college campuses. For many, assessing these outcomes is a complex and time
Those involved in offices of judicial affairs
or student conduct
have the opportunity to reinforce the values of their institutions and influence college student attitudes
, beliefs, and behavior. But those involved in adjudicating cases of student misconduct rarely have the time to measure the influence they have.
The National Assessment of Student Conduct Adjudication Processes (NASCAP) Project offers college administrators a convenient and low cost way to achieve this important goal. Judicial officers at participating institutions send a simple email to students who have completed their disciplinary hearings. The student completes a short questionnaire that addresses the effectiveness of the hearing process and assesses important learning outcomes of the conduct process. The data are collected directly by NASCAP and summarized in an annual report for the member institution. Most importantly, each questionnaire can be individualized to meet the additional needs of the institution and the results can be compared to a national reference group.
The process is simple, efficient, and cost effective. If you can send email, you can do outcomes assessment!
And now, we are pleased to announce that the NASCAP Project and Symplicity have joined forces. Symplicity is a pioneer in higher education systems, providing its clients with IT solutions, services and products that enable them to maximize productivity and enhance relationships with students. Symplicity's Advocate student conduct software and behavioral intervention system is the most comprehensive campus safety solution on the market.
If you use Advocate, invitations and reminders to complete NASCAP questionnaires can be fully automated and integrated into your student conduct data management system. Contact representatives from either company and let us show you how!