Catholic Identity & Mission Assessment
Data and insight to give you the edge
Our institutions have changed over the years in response to student needs, social trends, and changes in college and university staffing. With these adjustments comes the question of whether and how Catholic identity, as well as the charism of the founding and sponsoring group, are expressed on campus and assimilated by students.
In order to address these questions, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, in conjunction with the Catholic Higher Education Research Cooperative (CHERC) and a selected group of experts from ACCU member campuses, has developed the Catholic Identity & Mission Assessment (CIMA) project. CIMA will help ACCU member institutions understand how Catholic higher education adds distinct value to the student experience by conducting pointed surveys within four primary student and alumni demographics.
"I know of no other tool as comprehensive and mission-focused as this one.”
— Alicia Cordoba Tait, D.M.A., Beirne Director of the Center for Catholic Studies and Professor of Music, St. Mary's University (TX)