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Evaluation & Statistics of Curriculum Integration

    Assessment of the effectiveness and impact of Curriculum Integration is built into our initiative. Information from online surveys and focus groups is gathered to better understand students’ barriers to study abroad and to better assist faculty and advisers as they address these issues.

    Study Abroad Enrollment Data

    University of Minnesota—System Wide Enrollment Data

    Total Undergraduate Degrees Granted in 2012–13 was 10,145
    Total Undergraduate study abroad enrollment in 2012–13 was 2,497
    Study abroad as a percentage of degrees granted = 24.6%

    University of Minnesota—Campus Enrollment Data

    University of Minnesota—Crookston Study Abroad Statistics (PDF)

    University of Minnesota—Duluth Study Abroad Statistics (PDF)

    University of Minnesota—Morris Study Abroad Statistics (PDF)

    University of Minnesota—Twin Cities Study Abroad Statistics (PDF)

    Time to Graduation Data

    Data Analysis, 2009

    Data from the University's Office of Institutional Research show the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities study abroad graduate (by AAR rating and college) and retention data.

    Data Analysis, 2001

    Data from the University's Institutional Research and Reporting showing study abroad graduation
    rates by GPA, college, ethnicity, and academic readiness:


    Surveys help us obtain data from academic advisers, faculty, and undergraduate students, giving us the opportunity to identify issues regarding study abroad. The web-based surveys determine openness to study abroad, perceptions about the role of study abroad in higher education and careers, and barriers to study abroad. The surveys are also be used to evaluate the progress of the Curriculum Integration initiative.

    Focus Groups

    Focus groups are also being used as part of the evaluation methodology. Focus group questions have been piloted in order to collect qualitative data from students who have studied abroad, students who have not studied abroad, and students of color.

    Grant Reports

    Read about reports submitted to FIPSE (US Department of Education) or the Archibald Bush Foundation.

    Product Assessment

    There is an ongoing assessment of new advising tools and methods.

    Workshop Evaluation

    Throughout our initiative, evaluations were conducted for various events held for faculty and advisers. An overview of 2002–03 event evaluations (pdf) provides an example of these event evaluations.