How Are We Doing?
Miami University takes student development seriously and offers a wide variety of opportunities for involvement to help with a student's development. But just how successful are we? We have assessed development of our students across the university and through various leadership programs.
- Miami student leaders perform highly in several high impact areas including Self-Knowledge, Interpersonal Competence, Intrapersonal Competence, Collaboration Among Leaders, and Outcome based results
- Over 78% of respondents stated that their involvement improved their sense of belonging on campus
- Over 85% of the respondents indicated that they would recommend involvement with their student organization to other students
- Over 90% of entering Miami students expect to engage in volunteeer work while in college.
- Satisfaction with leadership opportunities at Miami has risen for the past four years. Over 80% of Miami students report being "very satisfied" with leadership opportunities on campus.
- The number of Miami students reporting involvement in leadership training is 38.5% which is 14.5% higher than the national norm.
- National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
- Active and collaborative learning
- Enriching educational experiences
- Level of academic challenge
- Student interaction with faculty members
- Supportive campus environment
- 2006 Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership
Miami University's Office of Student Activities conducted a survey of Student Organizations asking about their experiences with the Student Organization experience. Several important things were shown about the Miami Experience from this survey.
Miami University participates in the Higher Education Research Institute’s “First-Year Survey” and “College Student Survey” to assess its culture of leadership. These two instruments provide the opportunity to compare students’ characteristics, perceptions, and attitudes from first to senior year, documenting the changes that result from their exposure to comprehensive leadership learning throughout their collegiate experience. Each year an assessment report is created based upon data from these surveys. Key findings from the latest report include:
Miami participates in this national annual survey which is designed to obtain information about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. Miami has been cited as an institution with higher-then-predicted graduate rates and higher-than-predicted scores on the following areas:
Miami University participated in a study conducted by a research team that investigated leadership at 54 US colleges and universities. This study analyzes students’ perceptions of leadership, their leadership identity, and the degree to which they are engaged in social change leadership. Some interesting findings include: Students benefit from understanding the importance of enacting change as it relates to leadership. Involvement in any group, activity or organization aids in leadership development. Discussion on diversity can greatly influence leadership development.2009 Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership