Mapworks uses a combination of:
Mapworks provides student participants with a personalized online or printable (PDF) report. Each report helps the student understand their personal strengths and weaknesses. It also details pertinent campus resources as well as benchmarking results to show participants how their peers are adapting to campus life.
NIU students who completed the Mapworks surveys performed far better than students who chose not to participate in the program. Students who completed the Mapworks survey:
Students may only access their personal data. They are also provided with aggregate data to allow them to understand their expectations and behaviors in comparison to those of their peers.
NIU Academic Advisors, Residence Halls Directors, Student Success Specialists and other pertinent faculty and staff may access individual and aggregate results in order to be of assistance to students. These professional receive extensive training and are ethically and legally bound by FERPA regulations, the Illinois Ethics Standards and the MAP-Works confidentiality agreement.
NIU will launch the first Mapworks survey approximately three weeks into the semester. Students are encouraged to check their NIU student e-mail accounts for instructions as well as their unique survey link. Once students have completed the survey, they will immediately receive a customized report which will help them determine their academic, behavioral and social strengths and growth areas.
Additional check-up surveys will be launched periodically throughout the year to help students gauge their progress.