PACE Testimonials

Client Testimonials

“As our new president began his tenure at the college he wanted to know how the staff felt about work environment so we turned to NILIE and the PACE Survey to gather information. The results from the survey gave us valuable information to use in developing a new strategic plan and what areas staff felt we needed to address for improvement. We look forward to working with them again in the fall to see how the plans we implemented were received by staff.”
Michael Gagner
Blackhawk Technical College, WI

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

“Administering the PACE Survey has been a valuable tool for the College as we continually strive to build upon our successes and institutional climate.  The PACE survey not only helps identify our achievements, but also gives us the awareness of where we can achieve additional successes in the future. Having the NILIE compare our successes with other institutions nationally has also been valuable in setting a baseline for us.”
Darren Hoff
Anoka Ramsey Community College, MN

“Our campus is on a regular 3-year cycle with the PACE Survey.  It’s a part of the assessment process that takes place at the start of every strategic planning cycle. It’s an extremely useful tool and the ability to compare previous years’ results is very beneficial.”
Laurie LaChapelle
North Shore Community College, MA

“The PACE survey enables CVTC to look at campus climate and workforce perception by employee group. We use the data to trend and benchmark our results with a national norm base. PACE data is a critical element in our continuous quality improvement process and strategic planning. The NILE team is responsive to questions and willing to provide support as needed.”
Margaret Dickens
Chippewa Valley Technical College, WI

“We have used PACE data as a measure for one of our Key Performance Indicators, as well as an indication of institutional effectiveness in our AQIP systems portfolio, for the category, “Valuing People.” After receiving the 2006 results, employees involved in the Leadership and Core Values Retreat reviewed the 10 recommended areas for change and made suggestions for improvement and process changes to address those 10 areas. In all of our dealings with the NILIE team, they have been very professional and responsive to our questions and requests.”
Cathy Bangert
Illinois Valley Community College, IL

Photo courtesy of Madison Area Technical College
Photo courtesy of Madison Area Technical College

“I believe your service is very valuable to two-year colleges. We simply don’t have the research staff to develop our own instrument and do all of the analysis ourselves. We also have trust issues and union-management politics to deal with. Having an outsourced, “turnkey” climate survey solution available is very useful to us.”
Thomas Heaney 
Madison Area Technical College, WI

“[Conducting a PACE survey] should be the first thing on the list for newly hired presidents. [The results of the survey] will provide a snapshot of the campus climate as a pre-test. The President’s objectives will be revealed by the results.”
Dr. David E. Nixon
Former President of Monroe County Community College, MI

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