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Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange

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Norman, OK 73072

Phone: 405-325-2158
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Disclaimer
updated: 01/08/09
by: rhayes@ou.edu

How to Join Us...Institutional Membership

Institutional Membership in the consortium is offered by invitation to two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Membership is subject to the approval of the Center for Institutional Data Exchange and Analysis at the University of Oklahoma. Member institutions are required to complete and submit the annual CSRDE survey on freshman retention which will be collected each spring. See the Calendar for specific dates.

Request a membership packet that includes information on fees as well as samples of CSRDE survey and report formats.

Membership Year
Roles of Institutional Representatives

Levels of Membership

Application Process

Membership year

  • The CSRDE Membership year is from October 1 through September 30 of the following year.
  • Membership applications are accepted throughout the year, however, membership fees are not prorated.
  • New Institutional Members are advised to get applications in by December in order to have adequate time to be oriented to the survey and to gather data. See Description of the surveys.

Roles of Institutional Representatives

  • Main Contact. Member institutions will designate one senior member of the executive team who will serve as the institution's Main Contact.
  • Institutional Data Assistants. The Main Contact may appoint one (or more depending on Level of Membership) Institutional Data Assistants (IDAs). IDAs will be given access to our online data collection facilities so that they can upload and download survey data. They will receive copies of communications from the CSRDE that are sent to the Main Contact.

Both the Main Contact and the Institutional Data Assistant are institutional appointments. Should there be changes such that these individuals are unable to fulfill their roles, the institution may make appropriate substitutions by contacting the CSRDE office.

Levels of Membership

  Services included with each level of institutional membership
 

# Main
Contacts
(A)

# of
IDAs
(B)
# of Webinars
(C)
Surveys
(D)
Reports
(E)
Online Reporting Access
(F)
Access to Effective Retention Practices Knowledge-base
(G)
Discounts on CSRDE conferences and webinars
(H)
Level One 1 1 1 All included Summary reports and custom peer reports for each survey completed Create custom peer report Yes Discounts for registration from any staff, faculty or administrator from your institution.
Level Two 1 2 3 All included Summary reports and custom peer reports for each survey completed Create custom peer report
Plus
Receive access to unlimited summary data from CSRDE research
Yes Discounts for registration from any staff, faculty or administrator from your institution.
Level Three 1 2 6 All included Summary reports and custom peer reports for each survey completed Create custom peer report
Plus
Receive access to unlimited summary data from CSRDE research
Plus
Receive ad hoc peer group summaries
Yes Discounts for registration from any staff, faculty or administrator from your institution.

Overview of CSRDE Services (as shown in Membership Levels Table)



A. Main Contacts


Each institution will appoint one person to be the CSRDE Main Contact person. This person is typically a senior member of the institution’s management team and has primary responsibility to ensure that data has been submitted to the CSRDE in a timely and complete fashion. The Main Contact person will receive a unique username and password to access CSRDE electronic resources and will have permission to download survey forms and submit completed forms through the protected CSRDE website. This person also agrees to receive electronic and standard mail, as well as phone communications periodically from the CSRDE. Copies of the CSRDE published reports to which the member institution is entitled will be sent to the Institutional Contact.


B. Institutional Data Assistants (IDAs)


Institutional Data Assistants will receive a unique username and password to access the protected CSRDE website, and will have permission to download survey forms and submit completed forms through the website, as well as access electronic resources. The IDA will also receive copies of routine electronic communications sent to the Institutional Contact.


C. Webinars


The Consortium hosts a monthly webinar series. A cost effective way to stay on top of current research, each webinar registration makes it possible for one person or a whole auditorium of people to become more informed on topics of interest. For a schedule of this year's CSRDE Webinars, please visit our Webinar page.


D. Surveys


All institutions are required to submit complete survey data for the CSRDE Freshmen Retention and Graduation Survey. Four-year institutions may also participate in two optional surveys at no additional cost: The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) survey, which tracks the retention and graduation of STEM majors; and the Community College Transfer Survey, which tracks the retention and graduation of students who transfer into four-year institutions with 30 or more credit hours.


E. Reports


The CSRDE prepares a separate annual CSRDE Retention Report for both four-year and two-year institutions. Each contributing institutional member will receive a copy of the report that includes tables and analysis of retention data reported by member institutions and shows comparisons of aggregate retention and graduation rates by institutional characteristics and by gender and ethnicity.


Members who contribute complete data for the required freshmen survey are also eligible to receive a customized peer report that contains benchmark data of a self-selected peer group of five to 20 institutions. There is no additional charge for this report.


Four-year institutions who submitted data for the two optional surveys will receive a summary report on the survey, as well as have the opportunity to request a peer report on the survey data.


F. Online Reporting Access


The CSRDE Quick Query System will allow Institutional Main Contacts and IDAs to access their complimentary peer report and summary data from the CSRDE protected website. Your level of membership will determine the type of data that you can access. For more information about the Quick Query System, go to http://csrde.ou.edu/web/qqsinfo.html.


G. Access to Effective Retention Practices Knowledge-base


Each year the CSRDE conducts peer reviews of innovative programs and strategies that have been useful at member campuses. We highlight the best of these practices annually with our CSRDE Best Practices Award. CSRDE members receive access to these papers as well as presentations from the annual National Symposium on Student Retention.


H. Discounts on CSRDE conferences and webinars


The CSRDE hosts the annual National Symposium on Student Retention where colleagues gather to hear the latest research and discover how other institutions are successfully addressing issues related to student success and retention. The Consortium also hosts a monthly webinar series which provides participants with up-to-date information on topics of interest, from the convenience of their home or office computer or conference room.


The Application Process for Institutional Membership

  • Please request a membership packet from the CSRDE office for membership information.
  • Complete the CSRDE Contact Form, designating one Main Contact and at least one Institutional Data Assistant.
  • Submit the contact form, invoice and payment to the address on the payment form. Or, alternately, pay by credit card by calling the number on the payment form.

Once we have received all forms and payment, we will contact the Main Contact and the IDA(s) with information on how to log into the CSRDE portal.

Inquiries about membership in the CSRDE are welcome. Please send us an email at csrde@ou.edu to let us know of your interest.


The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange at the University of Oklahoma is a consortium of two-year and four-year institutions dedicated to achieving the highest levels of student success through collaboratively sharing data, knowledge, and innovation.

CSRDE is a sponsored activity of the Center for Institutional Data Exchange and Analysis at

The University of Oklahoma Outreach
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