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Frequently Asked Questions

How does this work?

First, a clients complete contracts for consulting services with eduOutcomes and are assigned an individual consultant. This consultant will guide the client through the rest of the process. Clients assume responsibility for directing students who complete their hearings to the assessment questionnaire. Student data is captured on-line and stored by a data collection firm. At the end of the academic year, the data set is analyzed and an annual report is written. Descriptive statistics for each item on the questionnaire are provided in an easy to read report. National benchmarks for the same items are also included. The institution’s raw data set can be provided upon request.

How does the NSMCCS work?

Data collection for the NSMCC occurs during any six week period of the academic year. eduOutcomes handles all correspondence and communications in the data collection process. We ask that participating institutions provide a list of of email addresses of the students who you would like to invite to take the survey; eduOutcomes consultants handle the rest.

Only names and email addresses will be provided to eduOutcomes. No student ID numbers or social security numbers are collected. Students will be invited up to three times to participate in the survey. A structure for awarding incentives can also be accommodated. Participating institutions receive a report that details specific analysis of your institutions responses. In addition, participating institutions will receive access to a report detailing aggregate findings from all institutions that administered the NSMCC. We also provide you your institution’s raw data, allowing additional analysis by you, your staff, or other members of your campus community.

How does the NASCAP Project work?

First, a clients complete contracts for consulting services with the NASCAP Project and are assigned an individual consultant. This consultant will guide the client through the rest of the process. Clients assume responsibility for directing students who complete their hearings to the assessment questionnaire. Student data is captured on-line and stored by a data collection firm. At the end of the academic year, the data set is analyzed and an annual report is written. Descriptive statistics for each item on the questionnaire are provided in an easy to read report. National benchmarks for the same items are also included. The institution’s raw data set can be provided upon request.

What is evaluated?

The NSMCCS is comprised of five parts. The first two parts ask students to indicate if they have personally experienced different types of sexual misconduct and if so, the frequency of the behavior and how recent the behavior occurred. Students also indicate the types of sexual misconduct they have observed others experience, as well as the frequency and how recent the behavior occurred.

Additional sections ask students to indicate their familiarity with sexual misconduct and harassment reporting processes on your campus and student perceptions of the broader environment on campus. For those students who indicate they have experienced the sexual assault/harassment grievance process, students are given the opportunity to provide their feedback on the efficacy of the process. Finally, demographic data about students is collected in the final section.

Students who participate in the assessment are encouraged to contact their Title IX coordinator or other campus resources if they become uncomfortable or concerned about any of the items in the questionnaire.

What is assessed?

The Student Conduct Adjudication Processes Questionnaire (SCAPQ) consists of about 50 questions, including demographics. The first set of these questions concerns the effectiveness and efficiency of the hearing process. Outcomes of the hearing (e.g., understanding of institutional policy, likelihood of engaging in the same behavior, etc.) are also assessed.

A second set of questions addresses student perception of the campus environment (e.g., consistency in communicating student expectations, exhibiting high morale character, etc.). The final section of the questionnaire asks participants to provide demographic information about themselves.

The Educational Sanctions Outcomes Assessment Questionnaire (ESOAQ) consists of about 40 questions, including demographics. These questions focus on what is learned as a result of the educational experience. The effectiveness of the skills taught in these programs is also assessed.

Can the questionnaires be changed to fit my needs?

Individual items on the questionnaire cannot be changed. However, to make the language more familiar to survey participants, terms can be substituted (e.g., judicial affairs vs. student conduct vs. student discipline).

In addition, clients can add up to four additional multiple-choice questions using an appropriate Likert-scale on the NASOP . The fee for each additional question (up to 4) is $50.

eduOutcomes Consultants reserve the right to modify its assessment questionnaire from time to time based on the literature in the field, contemporary research interest, and the evolution of the psychometric properties of the instrument.

Can the questionnaires be changed to fit my needs?

Minor changes in language may be accommodated. Up to five additional questions may be added to the NSMCCS for a small fee per item.

Can the questionnaires be changed to fit my needs?

Individual items on the questionnaire cannot be changed. However, to make the language more familiar to survey participants, terms can be substituted (e.g., judicial affairs vs. student conduct vs. student discipline).

In addition, clients can add up to four additional multiple-choice questions using an appropriate Likert-scale on either the SCAPQ or ESOAQ . The fee for each additional question (up to 4) is $50.

NASCAP Project Consultants reserve the right to modify its assessment questionnaire from time to time based on the literature in the field, contemporary research interest, and the evolution of the psychometric properties of the instrument.

May I copy and use the reports for other research purposes?

Yes, reports maybe reproduced in part or whole by the institution with appropriate attribution to eduOutcomes.

May I copy and use these reports for other research purposes?

The Student Conduct Adjudication Processes Questionnaire (SCAPQ) and the Educational Sanction Outcomes Questionnaire (ESOAQ) are copyrighted by the authors and cannot be reproduced, copied, or used in any way without written permission.

Will eduOutcomes obtain IRB permission to conduct research on my campus?

Clients assume responsibility for determining if institutional IRB approval is required. eduOutcomes consultants adhere to the highest research standards and ethical protocols regarding research and the use of human subjects. eduOutcomes is an independent consulting firm and is not affiliated with any institution of higher education. However, if clients are required to obtain IRB from their own institutions, eduOutcomes consultants will help them complete the forms and obtain approval.

Will NASCAP obtain IRB permission to conduct research on my campus?

Clients assume responsibility for determining if institutional IRB approval is required. NASCAP consultants adhere to the highest research standards and ethical protocols regarding research and the use of human subjects. NASCAP is an independent consulting firm and is not affiliated with any institution of higher education, however. NASCAP consultants will not secure IRB permission from the contracting agent’s institution. If clients are required to obtain IRB from their own institutions, NASCAP consultants will help them complete the forms and obtain approval.

How are the data collected?

Student responses will be collected on-line by a data collection firm. These data are kept in an institutionally identified data file. Students who respond to the survey cannot be identified in any way.

How is the data collected?

Once a service contract is completed, clients will receive instructions on how to direct students who have completed their disciplinary hearing to the electronic questionnaire. Student responses will be collected on-line by a data collection firm. These data are kept in an institutionally identified data file. Students who respond to the survey cannot be identified in any way.

Clients, or their designees, assume responsibility for inviting and reminding their students to participate. These email messages will be provided by your NASCAP Project Consultant.

How is my data handled and secured?

Back-up files of institutional data will be made on a daily basis by the data collection firm used by eduOutcomes. If in the unlikely event a data file is damaged or lost by the data collection firm, all reasonable attempts to recover the data will be made. Clients who agree to accept reports made on partial data, will receive a prorated refund of the fee paid for the annual report connected with the lost data.

From time to time institutional data will be merged to create national benchmarks, the name of institutions will not be connected to any data set. Institutional descriptors (e.g., type, size, status) may be added.

How is my data handled and secured?

NASCAP Project Consultants are not responsible for response rates. Back-up files of institutional data will be made on a daily basis by the data collection firm used by the NASCAP Project . If in the unlikely event a data file is damaged or lost by the data collection firm, all reasonable attempts to recover the data will be made. Clients who agree to accept reports made on partial data, will receive a prorated refund of the fee paid for the annual report connected with the lost data.

From time to time institutional data will be merged to create national benchmarks, the name of institutions will not be connected to any data set. Institutional descriptors (e.g., type, size, status) may be added.

What kind of report do I get?

Participating institutions receive a report that details specific analysis of your institution’s responses. Additionally, participating institutions will receive access to a report detailing aggregate findings from all institutions that administered the NSMCC. We also provide you your institution’s raw data, allowing additional analysis by you, your staff, or other members of your campus community.

What kind of report do I get?

An electronic copy of the annual report in pdf format, based on the responses received, will be delivered within 14 days of the reports completion. This report may be reproduced or reformatted by the client for any appropriate reason. Appropriate attribution to the NASCAP Project and the individual NASCAP Consultant should be given.

Will the pricing structure change?

The current price for the NSMCCS is $950, regardless of the sample size or response rate. Prices for subsequent academic years are subject to change without notice.

 

 

Will the pricing structure change?

Once you become a NASCAP Member, the quoted prices are good for as long as you maintain continuous enrollment. Future prices are subject to change, however. Consult the products web page for the latest information on prices and discounts.

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