Who is eligible to participate in the NACCC?
The NACCC is open to any community college or 4-year institution in the United States. All undergraduate students at participating colleges and universities will be invited to complete the NACCC survey.
How do I enroll my campus in the NACCC?
To enroll your campus in the NACCC, visit the “Cost, Enrollment, and Contacts” tab. Your campus will be enrolled upon our receipt of a signed NACCC Enrollment Agreement from your institution, the registration of your campus for the fall or spring cohort survey administration period, and payment from your institution of the $10,000 enrollment fee.
How much does it cost to enroll in the NACCC?
The enrollment fee for either the fall cohort administration or spring cohort administration of the NACCC is $10,000 per campus. I’m a campus administrator. Tell me more about enrolling my campus in the NACCC. Participating institutions can enroll in either a fall or a spring cohort each year for an enrollment fee of $10,000 per campus. The fall cohort includes a 4-6 week survey administration period any time within the months of October through December. The spring cohort includes a 4-6 week survey administration period any time within the months of February through May.
When do I enroll my campus in the NACCC?
You can enroll at any time for either the fall administration cohort or spring administration cohort of the NACCC. To enroll your campus in the NACCC, visit the “Cost, Enrollment, and Contacts” tab.
What’s included with my campus’ NACCC enrollment and $10,000?
NACCC enrollment includes a rigorously-constructed and methodologically-sound approximately 15-minute web-based survey for undergraduate students; a one-stop, userfriendly, campus survey web portal; and a Campus Racial Climate Data Dashboard showing your survey results in each content area, highlighting both strengths and areas for improvement.
Why should my college or university participate in the NACCC?
Every week, Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, and other news outlets report on racial incidents on campuses across the United States. The NACCC is so important because these issues are so pervasive. To effectively address them, institutional leaders must have better information and more guidance that is informed by data collected from their students. Nine undergraduates attending colleges and universities across the country are members of our student advisory board. They explain why the NACCC is so important in this series of short YouTube videos.
But my campus isn’t experiencing any sort of crisis. Is participating in the NACCC still worthwhile?
Yes. Having NACCC data will allow institutional leaders to better understand and more strategically address racial problems on campus before they escalate to crises.
When is the NACCC administered on campuses?
Participating institutions can enroll in either a fall or a spring cohort each year for an enrollment fee of $10,000 per campus. The fall cohort includes a 4-6 week survey administration period any time within the months of October through December. The spring cohort includes a 4-6 week survey administration period any time within the months of February through May
How do students complete the NACCC survey?
During the data collection period, students at participating institutions will receive emails with a link to the NACCC. The NACCC is a web-based survey that can be completed on any computer or other mobile device. It will take approximately 15 minutes per student.
When should I expect my NACCC results?
For participating institutions that participate in the fall cohort, results will be returned in late spring of the next calendar year. For participating institutions that participate in the spring cohort, results will be returned in the fall of the same calendar year.
What can I do with my NACCC results?
Campuses can use NACCC data to frame important conversations about race, to guide strategic planning for racial equity, and to measure improvement from one participation year to the next. NACCC data can also be used in self-study accreditation reports.
Does the NACCC provide incentives to survey respondents?
No. Participating Institutions may incentivize their students to participate in accordance with their own regulations. Incentivizing survey respondents is helpful for gaining response.
Can we add our own campus questions to the NACCC?
Not at this time. We will consider this option for future administrations of the survey.
Can we give the NACCC to graduate students or to faculty and staff?
Not at this time. We have spent time crafting questions specifically for and testing them with undergraduate students. We would like the survey to speak to undergraduate students specifically. We hope to create specialized surveys for other populations and their campus racial climate experiences in the future, as we know the need is real. Not at all or very much depending on how you design your Institute. If you have an idea already about what your Race Equity Project topics might be, then we can make module recommendations to address those topics. Or, the module topics may speak more directly to your needs and priorities first and Race Equity Projects may organically emerge.
Is there a separate version of the NACCC for community colleges?
No. The same questions will be asked of all survey participants at all participating community colleges and 4-year institutions. NACCC survey methodologists conducted one-on-one interviews with more than 50 undergraduate students attending community colleges and 4-year institutions across the United States. In these interviews, students completed the NACCC, thinking aloud as they progressed through the survey. Interviewers took note of questions asked by respondents as well as any comments and confusion they expressed. The NACCC survey content areas, clarity of the survey questions, terminology, and response options, as well as the overall usability of the survey, were tested for rigor and were found robust across institution type/size/region, etc. In addition, a diverse group of nine undergraduate students from different types of colleges and universities across the United States comprise the NACCC Student Advisory Panel. These students consult with NACCC staff on the ways in which undergraduate students engage with campus surveys generally, and provide review and input on the survey content of the NACCC specifically to increase the adaptability of the survey.