At eduOutcomes, we have created an affordable solution to this problem, freeing administrators from the added burden of gathering and analyzing data related to sexual misconduct. The National Sexual Misconduct Campus Climate Survey (NSMCCS) is designed to provide administrators the answers they need to understand the climate around Title IX Sexual Misconduct issues on their campus.
National Sexual Misconduct Campus Climate Survey (NSMCCS)
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 institutionâ€™s raw data, allowing additional analysis by you, your staff, or other members of your campus community.
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.
Minor changes in language may be accommodated. Up to five additional questions may be added to the NSMCCS for a small fee per item.
Yes, reports maybe reproduced in part or whole by the institution with appropriate attribution to eduOutcomes.
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.
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.
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.
Participating institutions receive a report that details specific analysis of your institutionâ€™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 institutionâ€™s raw data, allowing additional analysis by you, your staff, or other members of your campus community.
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.
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