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Duquesne Team Presents on Value of Alumni Survey at Middle States Conference

A Duquesne University team recently gave a presentation on the value of alumni surveys at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Alexandra Gregory, associate provost and associate academic vice president; Dr. Tammy L. Hughes, Fr. Martin A. Hehir Endowed Chair for Scholarly Excellence and professor and chair, Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education; and David A. Nolfi, MLS, AHIP, health sciences librarian and library assessment chair, presented Using Alumni Surveys as a Practical Solution to Building a Culture of Assessment and Quality Improvement.

Their Dec. 13 talk discussed the process of planning and piloting Duquesne's alumni survey for recent graduates, which will be released this spring. The survey included questions about the core curriculum, academic programs, advisement, student life, alumni affairs, and University mission and identity.

More than 1,300 conference attendees included faculty and administrators from colleges and universities in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education Schools accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in this region.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.