NJCU engages in periodic internal and external surveys in order to gather information on experiences, attitudes, and perceptions of students, faculty, and staff. Results are used for assessment, planning, resource allocation, and goal setting. 

NSSE/FSSE: NJCU began participating in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) in 2005, and Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) in 2013. Results are used at faculty meetings and goal planning. Presenting at the University Senate in 2014, the Provost set forth a goal that "students will say on student satisfaction surveys that a hallmark of NJCU is the rich interaction that occurs between students and faculty." Excerpts from findings:

COACHE: NJCU started its involvement with the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) in 2013-2014 with the administration of the faculty job satisfaction survey. Results led to expansion of faculty development opportunities. Results of the 2017 administration of COACHE have been received and the Provost is currently reviewing them with faculty. 

Current Students: The University periodically surveys current students. The most recent survey was conducted in Fall 2016, and emphasized areas related to the student success initiative: course scheduling, perceptions of student services, and academic gains. Results are being used to focus student services and for class scheduling.   

Graduating Students: Each year, graduating students are asked to share information on their experiences and NJCU and their post-graduation plans. This information is used for program review and overall institutional improvement. Results of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 surveys are available.  

Great Colleges to Work for. In 2013, Human Resources sponsored NJCU’s participation in the Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work for Survey. Results of this survey led to the development of the STARS (Special Thanks and Recognition of Service) program. The University will participate again in February 2018.