NSSE Sightings

NSSE Teams Up with ACUHO-I

NSSE Teams Up with ACUHO-I

Kyle Fassett – Researchers from the National Survey of Student Engagement traveled to Toronto, Canada to share findings from a current project at the annual ACUHO-I Conference and Expo. In 2018, National Survey of Student Engagement received a three-year grant from the ACUHO-I Research and Educational Foundation to study the impact of residence life and housing on student engagement and persistence. With data collected, Kevin […]

NSSE Soft Launch Starts Today!

NSSE Soft Launch Starts Today!

Jennifer Brooks– The NSSE 2020 administration is just around the corner, and we could not be more pleased to enter our third decade of providing actionable data and reports to inform improvement efforts at campuses throughout the country. Last fall, campus contacts from the 619 colleges and universities participating in NSSE 2020 selected from among a variety of customization options designed to tailor both student […]

A Closer Look at Faculty who Teach Honors Courses

A Closer Look at Faculty who Teach Honors Courses

Angie Miller- A recently presented paper at the American Educational Research Association used Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) data to compare various engagement-related practices between faculty who teach honors courses and those who do not. Other recent NSSE research suggests honors students are more likely to be engaged in some, but not all, aspects of the college experience, and these patterns can differ by […]

Motivations of Productive Faculty Researchers

Motivations of Productive Faculty Researchers

Allison BrckaLorenz & Robert Stupnisky— Understanding faculty motivations for conducting scholarly work could help institutions better support faculty as researchers. What motivates faculty to be productive researchers is largely unknown as institutional, demographic, and social-environmental factors explain limited variance. A popular motivation perspective called self-determination theory posits that satisfaction of three basic psychological needs will determine faculty motivation for research: competence (perceived research expertise or […]

Where Has the Time Gone? NSSE Celebrates 20 Years of Insights about College Quality

Where Has the Time Gone? NSSE Celebrates 20 Years of Insights about College Quality

Jillian Kinzie, Bob Gonyea, & Alex McCormick—In 2020 the National Survey of Student Engagement enters its third decade assessing the quality of undergraduate learning and success. In 20 years, the student engagement movement has surely changed our notions of quality in higher education. Most institutions now value a culture of evidence, promote deep approaches to learning, develop high-impact practices, and track engagement indicators. Our session […]

POD Network in Higher Education Conference

POD Network in Higher Education Conference

Join NSSE & FSSE researchers Joe Strickland, Allison BrckaLorenz, Tom Nelson Laird, and Kyle Fassett as they discuss leveraging assessment toward improving faculty educational environments at the POD Network conference this month in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thursday, November 14th Strickland, J., BrckaLorenz, A., Nelson Laird, T., & Fassett, K. Educational environments for faculty: Improving postsecondary teaching through assessment. 3:30pm, Room 407

#ASHE2019

#ASHE2019

Heading to Portland for ASHE? Be sure to check out these sessions by NSSE researchers and grad students on topics from faculty of color in STEM to quality in high-impact practices. Find the full schedule and session information in the conference program, website, or the ASHE Guidebook App. Thursday, Nov. 14 Silberstein, S., Palmer, D., & Kinzie, J. Creating a lasting impact: Significant learning in […]

NSSE at AAC&U STEM Conference

NSSE at AAC&U STEM Conference

Planning to attend the Transforming STEM Higher Education conference? Catch two NSSE researchers as they discuss diversity in the sciences. Saturday, November 9th BrckaLorenz, A., Priddie, C., & Haeger, H. Diversity beyond content: Examining physical and life science fields. 9:15-10:15. Sheraton Ballroom 2, Fourth Floor.

Mid-Western Educational Research Association 2019

Mid-Western Educational Research Association 2019

Join NSSE researchers at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 16th – 18th, as they present their work on achievement goal orientation and skill confidence. Miller, A., K. Fassett, & D. Palmer. “Achievement goal orientation: a predictor of student engagement.” J – Postsecondary Education — Paper Session Thursday, 10:40 AM to 11:50 AM — Mt. Storm Miller, A., & A. Dumford. “Got […]

Does Recruitment Message Customization Matter?

Shimon Sarraf & Ryan Merckle—NSSE has experimented continuously over the years to discover the best ways to increase student response rates. In this spirit, we explored the impact on response rates of various factors related to student recruitment email messages during NSSE 2018 with a diverse set of eight U.S. colleges and universities. We aimed to discover if recommended practices by the survey research literature […]