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CCCU Collaborative Assessment Project

Sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and hosted by Azusa Pacific University, the Collaborative Assessment Project (CAP) is a comprehensive approach for identifying the elements of your campus that can enable more of your students to engage academically, interpersonally, and psychologically in the college experience and thrive.


There are two elements of this year's CAP, which is part of the wider "The Thriving Campus" initiative:

(1) Assessment of student thriving, with versions available for undergrad, grad, and adult learners in Fall 2022 (October 10 – November 11 survey administration window):

  • The Thriving Quotient is a highly reliable and valid instrument that assesses levels of student engagement in learning, effort and goal-setting, involvement in healthy relationships, openness to diversity, and psychological engagement.

  • Predictors of thriving, including campus involvement, student-faculty interaction, spirituality, institutional integrity, and sense of community on campus are also assessed.

  • CCCU items have been added to further assess spiritual development.

  • Institutions can add up to 5 items of their own.

  • Institutions will receive:

    • their raw data in an Excel file within one week of the survey's close

    • a campus report that compares their student results to the CCCU norms

    • disaggregated results by race (if sample is sufficient)

    • a predictive model of the pathways to thriving specific to their students (assuming a sample size of at least 200)

    • a recommended action plan for responding to the results

    • access to a live webinar in February 2023 to learn national findings and best practices for a thriving campus

(2) Assessment of faculty and staff thriving in Spring 2023 (February 27 –
March 24)

  • Faculty and staff tell us that it’s hard for them to help students thrive if they are not thriving themselves! This assessment is an opportunity to discover not only the degree to which your faculty and staff are thriving, but also the elements of the campus environment that are predictive of thriving for your faculty and staff.

  • Separate instruments have been developed for faculty, as well as for staff, that are reliable and valid indicators of their meaningful engagement in their role on campus, their investment in the campus community, the quality of their working relationships, and aspects of the work environment that are helping or hindering their ability to flourish on your campus.

  • Institutions can add up to 5 items of their own.

  • Institutions will receive:

    • their raw data in an Excel file

    • a campus report that compares their faculty results to the CCCU faculty norms

    • a campus report that compares their staff results to the CCCU staff norms

    • disaggregated results by race (if sample is sufficient)

    • a recommended action plan for responding to the results.

    • access to a webinar in May 2023 that will highlight the CCCU findings and recommended actions.

Cost to Participate:

$750 per instrument (note that any or all student instruments count as one instrument) or all three instruments (student, faculty, staff) for $1250

Click on each instrument below to view items organized by scale. Note that there are optional CCCU items that will be included on the student surveys only if you ask for them to be included. These are items related to gender and sexual orientation. Many institutions request these items in order to collect data consistent with other higher education instruments, but some institutions prefer not to include them. You may also add up to 5 items of your own by emailing us with your requested items.

Thriving Quotient for undergraduate students

Adult Thriving Quotient for adult learners in undergraduate degree completion programs

Graduate Thriving Quotient

Faculty Thriving Quotient (for full-time faculty only)

Staff Thriving Quotient


How to Register:
Click the "CCCU Registration link below" and select which instrument(s) you would like to purchase. Our staff will then be in touch with you to finalize your survey and provide instructions for its distribution. 


Deadline for registration is September 30, 2022 to get the package discount.


If you have questions, please contact Dr. Laurie Schreiner, Project Director, at

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