NSSE Sightings

#STLHE 2018 and AAC&U HIP Conference Presentations

#STLHE 2018 and AAC&U HIP Conference Presentations

It’s another busy week for NSSE and FSSE researchers! You can catch folks from the Center for Postsecondary Research speaking about inclusive teaching and learning practices and high-impact practices in the coming days. See below for more details on where to find us! #STLHE Heading to the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Meeting in Sherbrooke, Quebec? Be sure to catch Jillian Kinzie […]

How Faculty Spend Their Time Relates to Teaching Practices

How Faculty Spend Their Time Relates to Teaching Practices

Joe Strickland, Bridget Yuhas, Kyle Fassett — At the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in New York City this past April, we presented a paper, along with co-authors Allison BrckaLorenz and Thomas Nelson Laird, at a roundtable titled: Faculty types and effective teaching: A cautionary exploration of how faculty spend their time. This study incorporated responses from approximately 16,000 faculty members, employed at bachelor’s-granting […]

Research Presentations at #CLDE18, ICED, and #SAARC2018

Research Presentations at #CLDE18, ICED, and #SAARC2018

Center for Postsecondary Research staff are busy getting the word out about our work at THREE conferences this week. See below for details on the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement meeting, the International Consortium for Educational Development, and the Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference. #CLDE18 NSSE researcher Brendan Dugan and Dr. Demetri Morgan (Loyola University, Chicago) will share results from their analysis of student […]

2018 AIR Forum Presentations

2018 AIR Forum Presentations

The #AIRForum2018 promises many engaging presentations, workshops, and speakers; including over a dozen from #NSSE researchers. Attendees can find specific session information by downloading the AIR Forum app, and you can get a taste of the NSSE researchers’ presentations below. Catch these sessions – and some sun – in Orlando, FL at the Forum! Tuesday, May 29 Dugan, B. 8 – 11 a.m. “R for […]

Arts-Specific High-Impact Practices: Predicting Educational, Career, and Community Involvement Outcomes

Arts-Specific High-Impact Practices: Predicting Educational, Career, and Community Involvement Outcomes

Angie Miller — At the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, NSSE may be the most well-known project But, several related projects at CPR address other trends and issues in higher education, often complementing topics that NSSE emphasizes.  In the fall of 2017, at the annual conference of the Society for Theory, Politics, and the Arts, a presentation using data from the Strategic National Arts […]

Out on Campus: Student Experiences Related to Sexual Orientation

Out on Campus: Student Experiences Related to Sexual Orientation

Allison BrckaLorenz – More than 14,000 students from 31 institutions answered additional questions about issues surrounding sexual orientation.  Engagement Insights: Survey Findings on the Quality of Undergraduate Engagement, NSSE’s publication of annual results included a very brief story about the findings from the sexual orientation item set focusing on LGBQ+ acquaintances with LGBQ+ others. See what made it to print on this story and more […]

The Inconvenient Truths: Engagement with Inclusivity and Cultural Diversity on College Campuses

The Inconvenient Truths: Engagement with Inclusivity and Cultural Diversity on College Campuses

Samantha Silberstein – At the 2018 AAC&U Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Democracy Conference in San Diego, CA, Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, NSSE Institute; Allison BrckaLorenz, FSSE Project Manager; and Samantha Silberstein, NSSE Project Associate, presented findings from the new Engagement with Inclusivity and Cultural Diversity module for the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE). In line with […]

Webinar Recap: What Student Engagement Tells Us About Our Undergraduates

Webinar Recap: What Student Engagement Tells Us About Our Undergraduates

Kyle Fassett – Alex McCormick, Senior Associate Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research and Director of the National Survey of Student Engagement, recently held a webinar hosted by Ad Astra’s Astra Academy providing an overview of student engagement and the NSSE project. He revealed practices related to desired educational outcomes and how engagement and study time related to retention and graduation. The National Survey […]

Indirect Assessments Have a Unique Value to Higher Education

Indirect Assessments Have a Unique Value to Higher Education

Allison BrckaLorenz — Indirect methods of assessment, such as NSSE, provide information about students’ perceptions of their performance and their academic environment, as well as how they feel their institution contributes to their learning. An indirect assessment can show how much students feel their experience at the institution has contributed to their growth in areas like critical thinking skills, and may also help to explain […]

NSSE – You Betcha We’re in Canada, Too!

NSSE – You Betcha We’re in Canada, Too!

Angie Miller — Since 2004, Canadian institutions of higher education have participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).  While the number of institutions and students that participate in the survey varies from year to year, Canadians have been a strong presence in the NSSE milieu. To illustrate the Canadian contribution to NSSE, the graphic above shows the number of Canadian institutions and students […]