About Peregrine Academic Services / Client Reference

We have many good things to say about the comprehensive exam. Your customer service is excellent. The department faculty use the results to help identify weak areas in our curriculum. The exams are fair and rigorous and we find it an excellent way for business faculty to gauge specific outcomes related to the areas they teach.

We receive monthly reports in a timely fashion and whenever I have contacted the office your staff is professional, helpful, courteous, and informative. The department is ever so happy with your program. It has saved us many hours of the development, administration, and correction of this type of an exam.

Joe Adamo, Ph.D.
Professor, Business & Management
Cazenovia College

In addition to the ability to demonstrate student learning with reliable evidence, we are using the CPC testing results to strengthen the curriculum and identify key assessments that allow our students to have greater competency in key CPC topic areas.

Peter J. Holbrook, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business and Management
Cardinal Stritch University

Peregrine Academic Services has been outstanding to work with! We use their CPC-Based testing services for our inbound as well as our outbound test in our MBA and MS Management programs. They have tailored an exam that fits the CPC for each degree. This has helped our assessment program tremendously, giving us a direct measure that learning is indeed occurring in our programs. We also use the CPC-Based outbound exam for our BBA degrees and plan to use them for an inbound BBA exam as well.

Previously, we had used the ETS Major Field Exam in Business and the ETS MBA Exam. The results in terms of details we receive from Peregrine Academic Services are far superior.

Dr. Les Crall
Associate Dean, School of Business & Technology
Southwestern Oklahoma State University

In fall 2011, Northwood University piloted the Peregrine Assessments for both BBA and MBA graduates and based on the pilot, implemented this across our system in 2012. The primary reason we chose this assessment was because it could be implemented online, in the eight states we operate, and internationally.

We found no other assessment that could meet our needs at this level. The web-based assessment allowed us to incorporate the exam into our capstone class without using valuable classroom time. The results were quickly available and we were able to segment students by major, location, and other key data points. Using these data, we quickly saw where our strengths were and areas where we could improve.

Rhonda C. Anderson
Associate Dean, Adult Degree Program
Northwood University

We use the data from the Peregrine assessment to close the loop in the assessment process. The assessment provided use with data to support making changes, since the numbers indicate areas that we need to concentrate our efforts. Without the data, we would be flying blindly in attempts to improve our educational processes.

Dr. John Kachurick
Associate Professor
Misericordia University

Монголын сургуулиудын хувьд энэ үнэлгээний хөтөлбөрт хамрагдсанаар өөрсдийн чансааг дотоодод төдийгүй олон улсад хэрхэн харьцуулагдахыг мэдэх боломжтой болж байгаа нь бидний хувьд чухал юм. Энэ үнэлгээний хөтөлбөр нь мэргэжлийн түвшинд түргэн шуурхай хийгддэг, агуулга цар хүрээ өргөнтэй нь бидэнд их таалагдсан. Цаашид жил бүр уламжлал болгон энэ хөтөлбөрт оюутнуудаа хамруулах төлөвлөгөөтэй байгаа.

Dr. Gerelmaa
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Санхүү Эдийн Засгийн Дээд Сургууль

We have found Peregrine Academic Services to be responsive, not only in the timeliness of the reporting but in the ability to produce customized reports that allow us to drill down and analyze student learning at various levels, across programs and geographic regions.

When you become a client of Peregrine, you have a thought partner in the assessment arena. Olin and his staff not only provide you with the data, but they also are available to help you make sense of your student learning data.

Peter J. Holbrook, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business and Management
Cardinal Stritch University

Having used the Major Field Test for 8 years, we are committed to external assessment. What Peregrine Academics has done is extend the reach of external assessment so that we can now capture data from 100% of our student population. They also provide a range of relevant solutions that help us ensure the quality of our academic programs. Peregrine obviously has listened to the evolving needs of business schools globally.

William S. Lightfoot, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business & Mass Communication
Brenau University

Previously, we had used the ETS Major Field Exam in Business and the ETS MBA Exam. The results in terms of details we receive from Peregrine Academic Services are far superior.

Dr. Les Crall
Associate Dean, School of Business & Technology
Southwestern Oklahoma State University

We administer the CPC exam to our students in business capstone courses. We find the results important for our students and for our University to assure our student they are receiving a high quality business education and to provide our faculty well documented direct assessment of student retained learning. The CPC testing process is helping us close the quality loop.

Michael Reilly, Ph.D.
Executive Dean, College of Business & Professional Studies
Ashford University

We appreciate the flexibility of these exams by your allowing us to develop a specialized section, entrepreneurship, to be incorporated into the exam.

Timothy A. O. Redmer, Ph.D.
Professor of Accounting, School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship
Regent University

Spring testing went well. Your people were outstanding dealing with any student problems, and the reports were perfect for evaluating the effectiveness of our programs.

Roger Roy, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business
University of Maine - Fort Kent

Truthfully, Peregrine Academic Services gives us perspective and widens our internal lens, particularly among those who think that things are okay. Peregrine is the enterprise that's helping us to refine our learning outcomes across the curriculum in the School of Business as we prepare for reaccreditation. I must say that this has been a very good measure for us and provides the much needed impetus to re-engage faculty.

John L. Graham, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business
Medgar Evers College City University of New York

We at the Heuther School of Business, College of Saint Rose have been looking for some time for a way to measure student progress and performance utilizing an outcome based rubric.  We have used other firms in the past, but where not happy with their approach or service. All that has changed since we have been working with Peregrine Academic Services! Their testing instruments are excellent and easy to administer. Outcomes assessment is immediate and can easily be adapted to our particular programs. Most important, the staff at Peregrine are readily available and happy to help with questions or concerns. Peregrine is an excellent partner for us.

Charles Finn Ph.D. MA
Management Professor, Heuther School of Business
The College of Saint Rose

We use the external assessment as one critical component in our overall annual assessment process. It helps us compare our results internally (between cohorts) as well as to peer institutions nationally. We use the data accumulated over a period of time to focus on opportunities for improvement, and share that with faculty, staff, and our executive team periodically to (a) keep them informed; (b) secure commitment to our continuous improvement initiatives.

William S. Lightfoot, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business & Mass Communication
Brenau University

Peregrine Academic Services has been a pleasure to work with. The effectiveness of their application and value of their assessment reports are only surpassed by the quality and friendliness of their customer service, and responsiveness of their management team.

Alain Gracianette
Chair, Marylhurst MBA Department
Marylhurst University

The CPC exams furnished by Peregrine were exactly what we were looking for in terms of a comprehensive exam that would enable us to measure student outcomes at both the undergraduate and graduate level. We believe that these tools and the results greatly assist us in the process of accreditation. Peregrine has provided us with prompt and comprehensive service; it’s a pleasure to work with them and it makes doing our job of delivering education that much easier.

David Russell, Ph.D.
Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator
Paris School of Business

Peregrine Academic Services and their products provide our College with the assessment tools, data collection, and analysis that allows us to effectively demonstrate student learning outcomes and CPC competencies. Specifically, the ability to compare our student learning outcomes with other ACBSP institutions is invaluable. We now have a reliable, valid, and external measurement of student learning for ACBSP and HLC/NCA accreditation.

After a year of using the CPC testing we have the data necessary to document student learning outcomes, with the ability to identify areas of strengths and opportunities for improvement. In January, we were able to for the first time publicly share student learning outcomes on our website. More importantly, we were able to show the quality of our students and their learning outcomes.

Peter J. Holbrook, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business and Management
Cardinal Stritch University

TWU's MBA program requirements are changing such that new student intakes will require either an undergraduate business degree or the successful completion of an appropriate business education leveling course that addresses business learning components as determined in courses that meet the CPC guidelines.  For the SOM, we have determined that Peregrine Academic Services' offerings ideally meet the leveling business education requirements now established by the SOM for upcoming MBA intakes.

Dr. John H. Nugent
Associate Professor, School of Management
Texas Woman's University

Three things stand out to me with regard to what you offer:

  1. Portfolio of academic solutions that help us identify challenges, and provide solutions.
  2. Accessibility of assessment - ALL of our students - regardless of location can now be included in our end of program external assessment process.
  3. Quality of information - the information is easily understood, includes additional information (such as completion time), and is available in multiple languages.
William S. Lightfoot, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business & Mass Communication
Brenau University

Everything about your service was impeccable…especially the quick turnaround time with regard to results, as well as the administrative support we received to help us through the initial process…

David Russell, Ph.D.
Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator
Paris School of Business

I want you to know that we have been very impressed with your services and response to issues and that we are very happy with our decision to use the Peregrine services.

Michael E. Dillon, Jr., Ph.D.
Director, MBA Programs and Department Chair
Lincoln Memorial University

Miranda Irby is Peregrine to me. She is thoughtful, responsive and timely.

  • On-Line Tools: The CCC web site [for registration and exam completion] is easy to use. I have been so impressed with Miranda showing the initiative in suggesting changes we should make to enhance the web site.
  • College Support: She reviewed the instructor guide for completeness and accuracy which I provide to full-time and adjunct faculty who must proctor the exam. I am certain this is not part of her job description! She does the ordinary things extraordinarily well.
  • Exam Administration: She makes herself available on the dates of exam administration to help faculty or students with any technical issues.
  • Results: We received the exam results in a very timely fashion
Mary Jean Thornton
Professor, Management Degree Program
Capital Community College

Read what are clients and learners are saying about our support staff and tech services.

 

Thank you so much Olin. I will need all the luck I can get… Thank you for taking your Sunday afternoon to help me with this. – Jana (Ashford University Student)

 
 

I must let you know that Miranda is an exception person. My business relationship with her was an excellent experience and I look forward to continuing that relationship. She is a great representative of your organization. – John (Misericordia University Professor)

 
 

Thanks for getting back with me so quickly. I completed the exam, thus no need for further assistance. Thanks again! – Gao Nou (Cardinal Stritch University Student)

 
 

Thanks for the quick response. – Megan (Marylhurst University Official)

 
 

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Wow that was fast! You guys are awesome. Thank you so much and have a nice day as well. – Ashley (Ashford University Academic Advisor)

 

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