The SNAAP Casebook documents the variety of ways SNAAP data help advance institutional development, including:

  • Identifying opportunities to improve upon existing programs and curricula
  • Strengthening student recruitment and retention efforts
  • Enhancing alumni relations
  • Supporting grant writing and fundraising
  • Advocacy on campus and beyond

Administrators, staff and faculty describe how they use SNAAP data to improve their programs in the SNAAP Casebook.

This compilation of direct quotes from administrators illustrates how they use SNAAP data and the value they provide. 

Each of these conversations contributed a case to this collection – a casebook – of examples where administrators, staff, and faculty have used SNAAP data to help their institutions and programs. In some cases, the best value came from using their own institutional SNAAP data. For other cases, using and comparing to aggregate (national) SNAAP data proved pivotal. We have found that the main applications of the data include revamping recruiting efforts, implementing new and relevant curriculum, and formulating proposals that resulted in funding for programs.

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Casebook compiled and created by Douglas Noonan and Ted Field, Indiana University Center for Cultural Affairs, December 2021