Photo courtesy of Anoka-Ramsey
Photo courtesy of Anoka-Ramsey

The National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE) is a third party service designed to meet your institution’s needs in survey administration. Scholars of organizational issues in higher education have long observed that the ways in which people experience the campus climate have an effect on organizational member beliefs and behaviors (Peterson, 1988; Peterson and Spencer 1990). We believe that campus climate assessments are valuable indicators of college leaders’ styles, student and employee experiences, and the institution’s overall capacity to fulfill its mission and goals and ensure student success. NILIE provides support for institutions that aspire to high performance and sustainability through research, information sharing, and consulting services that enhance leadership development and improve institutional effectiveness.

Peterson, M. W. (1988). The organizational environment for student learning. In J. S. Stark and L. A. Mets (Eds.), New Directions for Institutional Research, 1988 (57), 3–18.

Peterson, M. W. & Spencer, M. G. (1990). Understanding academic culture and climate. In W. G. Tierney (Ed.), New directions for institutional research, 1990 (68), 3–18.