In Spring 2015, Lander participated for the first time in the RuffaloSM Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) and the Institutional Priorities Survey (IPS). The former measures student satisfaction and priorities – demonstrating how satisfied our students are as well as identifying issues that are important to them. The latter measures faculty, administration and staff views of students’ experiences.

Taken together, the results can assist Lander in identifying opportunities and setting priorities for improving campus programs and services. All reports are interactive; sorting by column header and expand/toggle options are available to view the data in several ways. Information buttons can be found in various areas to provide additional information about the data presented; a Green Star indicates items that are strengths and a flag Red Flag indicates items that are challenges, as originally listed in the Strategic Planning Overview.  You may need to allow blocked content to fully view the reports.

The following tabs are available in the reports below:

  • Strategic Planning Overview: an executive summary of Lander’s strengths (high importance and high satisfaction) and challenges (high importance and low satisfaction and/or large performance gap) as well as an indication of significantly higher or lower satisfaction when compared to the comparison group
  • Item Report: detailed scores for each individual item on the survey. The SD in the Satisfaction column refers to the standard deviation (the amount of variability in the responses) and the far right mean difference column reflects the column one satisfaction score minus the column two satisfaction score. The asterisks in this mean difference column indicate statistical significance.
  • Scale Report: a top line overview of the results clustered within the scales or categories on the Survey.
  • Summary Report: a bottom line overview of the experience at Lander including the average score for the responses to the items, as well as the percentage of responses for each of the possible indications.
  • Item Percentage Report: provides a look at the percentage of responses that indicated an answer of 6 (“important” or “satisfied”) or 7 (“very important” or "very satisfied”) to the items in the survey. The gap percentage equals the importance percentage minus the satisfaction percentage. The difference column provides the difference between the first column satisfaction percentage and the second column satisfaction percentage for each item
  • Demographic Report: an overview of the individuals who completed the survey



SSI – National Comparison 2015 2018
SSI – Eastern Comparison 2015 2018
SSI – Southeastern Comparison 2015 2018
SSI – Selected Comparison 2015 2018
IPS – National Comparison 2015 2018
IPS – Gender Comparison 2015 2018
IPS – Position Comparison 2015 2018
IPS – Tenure Status Comparison 2015 2018
Combination Report 2015 2018