Senior Assessment Exit Surveys

CONGRATULATIONS!   We are excited that you have almost completed your undergraduate degree at UPIKE!

During the first week in March or October, you will receive a welcome email from Dr. Sidle, Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, that will let you know that you have been “registered” for the Senior Assessment course.  At that point, you will then be able to begin completing the assessments at your leisure, but no later than April 30 (Spring) or October 30 (Fall).
There are seven (7) surveys that you need to complete before you are allowed to receive your degree.  These are all set up in a special course on CANVAS.  While you do not have to complete them all at the same time, once you have started a particular instrument, you will need to finish it in that sitting.  All seven assessments must be completed.  The topics include:
Quantitative Literacy (15 minutes)
Information Literacy (30 minutes)
General Learning Outcomes (9 minutes)
Global Learning and Development (15 minutes)
Task and Lifestyle Development (30 minutes)
Ethical Awareness (5 minutes)
Academic Advisor Effectiveness (3 minutes)

This all may seem “boring and stupid” to you, but it is immensely important to the faculty and administration at the University.  Why? Because as an institution of higher education, we, too, are graded by what our graduates can do, how they think, and what their opinions are. We use the information from these seven surveys to:
Improve the curriculum students take
Improve student in-class and out-of-class experiences
Improve academic advising students receive
Make UPIKE the leading University in Central Appalachia

If you have any questions, you may contact Dr. Sidle at (606) 218-5290 or

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