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The following goals are intended to be achieved by all students:
Institutional Goals Assessment Table
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Objective
Target (or benchmark)
Means of Assessment (instrument and logistics)
Outcome (results and implications)
Results Reviewed
Benchmark met?
Frequency - Collection dates
Showing a concern for using their education in service to God and others
2
75% of students surveyed plan to continue in ministry upon graduation
Student Perspectives Survey (Q186)

“What do you hope to do after studying at INST. FOR G.O.D.?”
2019 - 100% of students surveyed in 2019 want to continue to ministry and service after graduation. 25 responses.
Yes
Frequency Every 3 Years

Last collection date: Fall 2021
Next collection date: Fall 2024
That at least 75% of 3 to 5 year alumni have ministry responsibilities on a weekly basis
3-5 Year Alumni Survey (Q7)

“Do you now participate in your church or another ministry?”
2023 - 53% of student said they now participate in their church or another ministry.

2019 - 55% of students surveyed said they now participate in their church or another ministry.
July 2023. The number of students not involved in ministry weekly is lower than we would like. We are going to do a follow up review on it.
No
Frequency Every 3 Years

Last collection date: Spring 2023
Next collection date: Spring 2026
Embracing responsibility to participate in the Great Commission
2
75% of students surveyed plan to continue in ministry upon graduation
Student Perspectives Survey (Q186)

“What do you hope to do after studying at INST. FOR G.O.D.?”
2019 - 100% of students surveyed in 2019 want to continue to ministry and service after graduation.
Yes
Frequency Every 3 Years

Last collection date: Fall 2021
Next collection date: Fall 2024
That at least 50% of 3 to 5 year alumni will have done at least one of the following in the past year: Served in long term mission Served on a mission trip or short-term mission Served missions through their local church (e.g., served on a missions committee, helped with a missions conference, hosted visiting missionaries) Donated at least $500 to cross-cultural missions
3-5 Year Alumni Survey (Q8)

“Within the past year, have you been:

- Served in long term mission
- Served on a mission trip or short-term mission
- Served missions through their local church (e.g., served on a missions committee, helped with a missions conference, hosted visiting missionaries)
- Donated at least $500 to cross-cultural missions”
2023 - 92% (12 total responses) of students surveyed in 2023 have done at least one of the items (see target) in the past year.

2019 - 100% of students surveyed (2019) have done at least one of these in the past year.
August 2023. We have determined it is best to update the language of “Short Term” and “Long Term” mission to “Cross-Cultural” and “International” mission to better align with our mission statement.
Yes
Frequency Every 3 Years

Last collection date: Spring 2023
Next collection date: Spring 2026
Making consideration for the poor and marginalized through education, advocacy, or empowerment.
2
75% of students surveyed surveying weekly with a church or another ministry
Psychology of Faith Development
- Spiritual Disciplines Survey (Q3)

“How often do you serve with a church or another ministry?”
Seniors 2023 - In the spring of 2023, 8 students enrolled in THE 450 - The Body of Christ - Apostolic Mission completed the Spiritual Disciplines Survey. 50% of the students stated that they serve “About once a week or more” with a church or another ministry.

Freshman 2019 - 70% of freshman serve weekly or more with a church or ministry (2019).
No
Frequency Embedded in Classes or Processes

Last collection date: Seniors - Spring 2023
Next collection date: Next time offered
That at least 75% of 3 to 5 year alumni have engaged in service related to education, advocacy, or empowerment for the poor and marginalized within the past year
3-5 Year Alumni Survey (Q9)

“Since graduating, have you been engaging in service related to education, advocacy, or empowerment for the poor and marginalized within the past year?”
2023 - 85% (13 responses) of students surveyed in 2023 have continued to engage in service related to advocacy, education and empowerment in the past year.

2019 - 100% of students surveyed in 2019 have continued to engage in service related to advocacy, education and empowerment .
Yes
Frequency Every 3 Years

Last collection date: Spring 2023
Next collection date: Spring 2026
Developing the ability to clearly articulate biblical truths and concepts
2
80% average on the 40-Line Exegetical Sermon
40-Line Exegetical Sermon Rubric - Principles of Preaching
In Fall Term 1 2021, 13 students averaged an 85.8% on the 40-Line Exegetical Sermon. 1 student received a 0%. 96% average score Fall Term 2 2020. This average meets the benchmark.
July 2023. We are happy with this and do not plan to make any changes at this point.
Yes
Frequency Embedded in Classes or Processes

Last collection date: Fall Term 1 2021
Next collection date: Next time offered
80% of students have taught in a cross cultural context during an Immersion Trip
Immersion II Field Report
Insufficient historical data for reporting.
Insufficient historical data for reporting.
N/A
Frequency Embedded in Classes or Processes

Last collection date: —
Next collection date: Next time offered
Preparing students to build the Kingdom of God in secular or ministerial occupations
2
80% of alumni will note they engage in service related to advocacy, education, and empowerment to the poor and marginalized.
3-5 Year Alumni Survey (Q9)

“Have you been engaging in service related to education, advocacy, or empowerment for the poor and marginalized within the past year?”
2023 - 85% (13 responses) of students surveyed in 2019 have continued to engage in service related to advocacy, education and empowerment in the past year.

2019 - 100% of students surveyed in 2019 have continued to engage in service related to advocacy, education and empowerment .
July 2023. We are happy with this number.
Yes
Frequency Every 3 Years

Last collection date: Spring 2023
Next collection date: Spring 2026
85% average score on Professional Skills paper rubric.
Generation Z in a Professional Environment Paper, Item 1 on rubric, “Produce 5-7 pages of clear, succinct content that covers the 7 categories of Professional skills”
7 students scored an average of 96.19% on rubric item #1.
Yes
Frequency Embedded in Classes or Processes

Last collection date: Spring 2021
Next collection date: Next time offered
Retain extensive knowledge of the Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament
2
Average score of at least 85% on Identity, Vocation and Mission Paper.
Identity, Vocation and Mission Paper - The Body of Christ
Average score of 80% (2018).
Yes
Frequency Embedded in Classes or Processes

Last collection date: Spring 2018
Next collection date: Next time offered.
That students will score near or above national norms for Bible colleges on the ABHE Bible Knowledge Exam
ABHE Bible Knowledge Exam - Entrance and exit examinations
Eight seniors completed the exam in Spring 2023. Their performance by category is compared to other ABHE schools below. Institute students performed above the national average in 7/10 categories. In two of the categories where Institute students performed below the national average (Pauline Epistles and Revelation), they were within 1% of equally the national average
July 2023. Reviewed the results of the ABHE exam and have no issues with our results. However, there is some concern that the text does not best fit the type of biblical literacy promoted. We discussed implementing some of the terminology that we might not currently use in the classroom.

For example, we believe that some students might be very familiar with Philippians 2, along with the implications it has with Christ, yet not identify it as the passage on the kenosis.
Yes
Frequency Embedded in Classes or Processes

Last collection date: Spring 2023
Next collection date: Fall 2023
Imparting abilities and passion for lifelong learning
1
That 75% of three to five - year alumni have read 3 nonfiction books or attended a workshop, seminar, etc. within the last year
3-5 Year Alumni Survey (Q5 or Q6)

“Over the last year, have you attended any type of training workshop, seminar, webinar or other training event? … Over the last year, have you read three or more non-fiction books other than the Bible?”
2023 - 85% of students surveyed (13 total) have either 1) attended any type of training workshop, seminar, webinar or other training event or 2) read three or more non-fiction books other than the Bible.

2019 - 62% of students surveyed have attended a workshop, seminar, etc. in the last year and 55% have read three or more non-fiction books in the last year. See details here: 3-5 Year Alumni.
July 2023. We achieved this target this year and are happy with the results.
Yes
Frequency Every 3 Years

Last collection date: Spring 2023
Next collection date: Spring 2026
Demonstrating consistent practices of spiritual development
2
Students will score a 4.5 or greater on the Institute’s contribution to improved spirituality.
Student Perspectives Survey (Q183)

“Has being a student at INST. FOR G.O.D. helped improve your intimacy with God?”
2021 - 5.0 average in 2021. 9 responses.

2019 - 4.76 average in 2019. 25 responses.
Yes
Frequency Every 3 Years

Last collection date: Fall 2021
Next collection date: Fall 2024
That freshmen and seniors will show significant practices of spiritual disciplines and will be more or at least as consistent as freshmen.
Spiritual Disciplines Survey Freshmen: Psychology of Faith Development Seniors: The Body of Christ (capstone)
Seniors 2023 - 25% (2/8) of students stated that they have personal times of devotion everyday. 62.5% reported to have devotions 5 or more times per week. 62.5% (5/8) of students surveyed attend times of worship, bible studies, etc more than once per week. 100% attend once a week or more. 100% (8/8) of students surveyed regularly tithe.

Freshman 2019 - 50% (5/10) of students stated that they have personal times of devotion everyday. 80% reported to have devotions 5 or more times per week. 80% (8/10) of students surveyed attend times of worship, bible studies, etc more than once per week. 100% attend once a week or more. 20% (2/10) of students surveyed regularly tithe. 70% either regularly tithe or occasionally give offerings.
July 2023. One of the more concerning results is that personal times of devotion has decreased. We may send a follow up survey to determine whether or not this is a real issue or an issue of terminology.
It was also noted that the target might need to be updated to not expect signifiant practices of freshmen, but to rather focus on the development of spiritual disciplines while studying.
No
Frequency Embedded in Classes or Processes

Last collection date: Seniors - Spring 2023
Next collection date: Next time offered
Evidencing spiritual maturity
2
Students will score a 4.5 or greater on the their current degree of intimacy in their relationship with God.
Student Perspectives Survey (Q182)

“What is the degree of intimacy you feel in your relationship with God?”
2021 - 4.11 average in 2021. 9 responses.

2019 - 4.12 average in 2019. 25 responses.
No
Frequency Every 3 Years

Last collection date: Fall 2021
Next collection date: Fall 2024
That alumni and seniors will show significant practices of spiritual disciplines and will be more or at least as consistent as freshmen
Spiritual Disciplines Survey Freshmen: Psychology of Faith Development Seniors: The Body of Christ (capstone)
Seniors 2023 - 25% (2/8) of students stated that they have personal times of devotion everyday. 62.5% reported to have devotions 5 or more times per week. 62.5% (5/8) of students surveyed attend times of worship, bible studies, etc more than once per week. 100% attend once a week or more. 100% (8/8) of students surveyed regularly tithe.

Freshman 2019 - 50% (5/10) of students stated that they have personal times of devotion everyday. 80% reported to have devotions 5 or more times per week. 80% (8/10) of students surveyed attend times of worship, bible studies, etc more than once per week. 100% attend once a week or more. 20% (2/10) of students surveyed regularly tithe. 70% either regularly tithe or occasionally give offerings.
July 2023. One of the more concerning results is that personal times of devotion has decreased. We may send a follow up survey to determine whether or not this is a real issue or an issue of terminology.
No
Frequency Embedded in Classes or Processes

Last collection date: Seniors - Spring 2023
Next collection date: Next time offered
Equipping students to continue their education at the next academic level
2
That 85% of our three to five year alumni who enrolled in a higher degree program have maintained adequate progress toward graduation
3-5 Year Alumni Survey (Q4)

“Since graduating from The Institute for G.O.D., have you applied to another degree program at an accredited school?”
2023 - 100% (3 total) of student enrolled in a higher degree program are maintaining adequate progress.

2019 - 100% of student enrolled in a higher degree program are maintaining adequate progress.
August 2023. No further data necessary.
Yes
Frequency Every 3 Years

Last collection date: Spring 2023
Next collection date: Spring 2026
Within three to five years of graduation from The Institute, 40% of BA graduates and 20% of masters graduates will apply and be accepted for studies at the next academic level
3-5 Year Alumni Survey (Q4)

“Since graduating from The Institute for G.O.D., have you applied to another degree program at an accredited school?”
2023 - 25% of students surveyed in 2023 (12 total people) have applied to another degree at an accredited school.

2019 - 12% of students last surveyed in 2019 (9 total people) have applied to another degree at an accredited school.
July 2023. On Assessment Day, it was decided to remove the “accredited” word from the survey for future questions. We found this to be unreasonable clarification as an institution in pursuit of ABHE accreditation.

Although we have not achieved 40% of undergraduate students going to a graduate program, we have determined that this is still a good goal. The 20% for graduate students going for graduate is going to be removed.
No
Frequency Every 3 Years

Last collection date: Spring 2023
Next collection date: Spring 2026
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