Scholarship & Research

ASPIRE - Mission and Catholic Identity Assessment

In collaboration with other departments at Franciscan University, the Assessment Office is leading a study of the Catholic Identity of Franciscan University and how its mission is lived within various aspects of University operations. In order to achieve this goal, a content analysis is being undertaken to examine aspects of the University’s Mission Statement and the Philosophy of the Curriculum.

Introductory Materials
  • Preliminary proposal write up: Reviews the literature on Mission Statements and Catholic Identity. For internal audiences only, example available upon request.
  • Examination of the Mission Study: Inter-rater reliability results of two reviewers (The Assessment Officer and the Assessment Data Administrative Specialist). Preliminary results of a calculation of inter-rater reliability among two researchers who have been through the process.

Content Analysis Materials

  • Directions for the content analysis pdf
  • Codebook pdf
  • Units of the Mission Statement pdf
  • Units of the Philosophy of the Curriculum pdf
  • Alignment of the Mission Statement pdf
  • Alignment of the Philosophy of the Curriculum pdf
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