CIMA & Your Institution
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 has developed the Catholic Identity & Mission Assessment (CIMA) project. CIMA helps ACCU member institutions understand how Catholic higher education adds distinct value to the student experience through pointed surveys to four primary student and alumni groups.
The newest version, CIMA 2.0, is shorter and will take students less than 10 minutes to complete, still giving you valuable information on your students and their experience of Catholic identity and mission on your campus. This version was created in response to user feedback and was thoroughly vetted through the CIMA Advisory Board, composed of presidents, mission officers, and institutional researchers.