Website Updates

New Report Index

OIRA’s Report Index provides a complete inventory of public static reports. We recently redesigned the Report Index to be more efficient and easily navigable, featuring dropdown menus organized by report topic. Categories include admissions, enrollment, retention and graduation, the First Destination Survey, student evaluations of teaching, and more. Our Common Data Set and IPEDS report archives can also be found here.

Accessibility Improvements

Over the past year OIRA has updated our website to be more accessible. This has included revising our online reports to provide accessible formats, providing alternate text for photos and graphics, ensuring a high contrast between background and text, as well as changing all of our links to use identifying language. Our intent is for all areas of our website to be fully accessible and meet the Section 508 Standards, not only for those with disabilities or sensory impairments, but for all users that access our site.

New Assessment Pages: Portfolios, Student Voice, Rubrics

Our assessment website has been redesigned (thanks to Graduate Assistant Kaitlyn Groh!) and we have added new resource pages. The new pages include a set of resources and are linked below with short descriptions:

Portfolios for Assessment

Portfolios can be a valuable way for programs without a core curriculum (for instance, individualized or interdisciplinary programs) to assess program learning outcomes. They are also a great way to bring students in as active participants in the assessment process, as well as give them the opportunity to reflect on their learning.

Student Voice

Incorporating student voice into the assessment process is a powerful way to gather important feedback from students’ perspectives to support improvements to the program and assessment process. It can also be valuable for students to be aware of their program learning outcomes and to learn about how those outcomes are assessed.

Building and Using Rubrics in Assessment

Rubrics can be a useful tool to use when identifying levels of learning and achievement, specifically when you align a rubric with your program learning outcomes. Included in this page are example rubrics from other universities with a short discussion on strengths and weaknesses of each one, and how you might implement them in your program.

Report Updates

Non-Yield Reports

Our First-Time Undergraduate and Transfer Undergraduate Non-Yield Reports have been updated for Fall 2023. These reports provide information about where UMaine’s admitted but non-matriculated students decided to attend college.

SET Response Rates

Student Evaluations of Teaching (SET) Response Rate Reports have been updated for Fall 2023 for both UMaine and UMM. We have started providing reports in both PDF and a fully accessible Excel format.

Veterans Report

The UMaine Degree-Seeking Veterans Report was recently updated to include data for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. This report depicts longitudinal trends in the degree-seeking veteran population at UMaine, and contains term enrollment data going back to Fall 2009.

KPI Updates

UMaine uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to annually evaluate its long-term goal progress in a number of topic areas originating from its strategic plans. These metrics are laid out on the KPI page of our website, most of which have been updated for the current year. We also recently reorganized this page to display KPI metrics for UMaine and UMaine Machias in a more clear and succinct manner.

Retention and Graduation Rates

Our reports on Retention and Graduation Rates have been updated to include the Fall 2022 Cohort. Total retention and graduation rates for UMaine and UMaine Machias are available to view, as well as rates by academic college.