NSSE Sightings

A Commitment to Quality: NSSE’s Psychometric Portfolio

A Commitment to Quality: NSSE’s Psychometric Portfolio

Ever wondered about the psychometric properties of NSSE?  If you are interested in learning more about our research exploring the reliability, validity, and other indicators of data quality for the survey, check out the NSSE Psychometric Portfolio.  The portfolio features many studies that assess the quality of our survey and the resulting data.  Each study is described in a short technical report format and links […]

2017 ACPA Presentations

2017 ACPA Presentations

NSSE researchers will present findings on religion and spirituality, living environments and student engagement, student understanding of campus sexual assault policies, and student demands for more inclusive campuses at the Association of College Personnel Convention in Columbus, OH from Mar. 26 to 29. Look for the abstracts and session information on the convention’s curriculum page. The abstracts can also be found below.

2017 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference Presentation

2017 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference Presentation

NSSE analyst Kevin Fosnacht will discuss the conceptual underpinnings and utility of the Information Literacy NSSE module at the upcoming ACRL Conference, At the Helm: Leading Transformation, in Baltimore, MD. The session will take place on Friday, March 24 at 8:30 a.m. in Room 310. Read the abstract below, or find it as well as presentation times and other information about the conference on the […]

2017 AAC&U Diversity, Learning, and Student Success Conference Presentations

2017 AAC&U Diversity, Learning, and Student Success Conference Presentations

Attendees at the upcoming AAC&U Diversity, Learning, and Student Success conference in Jacksonville, FL, from March 16 – 18, may anticipate several strategic planning sessions and research presentations by NSSE analysts that highlight challenges facing marginalized subgroups on campus and approaches to addressing these issues. Further information and presentation abstracts may be found in the preliminary program; session information may be found below as well. […]

2017 NASPA Presentations

2017 NASPA Presentations

Join us at the 2017 NASPA conference in San Antonio March 11 – 15 for two presentations featuring Center for Postsecondary Research analysts and graduate assistants: “The Role of Social Trust in the Construction of Borrowing Perceptions and Financial Stress,” and ““It’s Not Me, It’s You”: An Analysis of Factors that Influence the Departure of First-year Students of Color.” Presentation details are as follows: The […]

Creative Thinking – It’s NOT One-Size-Fits-All!

Creative Thinking – It’s NOT One-Size-Fits-All!

Angie Miller and Amber Dumford — A recently published study used NSSE data to explore whether or not students in higher education settings used creative cognitive processes, how these processes were related to deep approaches to learning, and in what types of settings and students these processes were most prevalent.  Data from a subsample of students at 17 institutions suggested that first-year and senior students […]

It Takes a Team to Put NSSE Data to Use

It Takes a Team to Put NSSE Data to Use

Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, NSSE Institute — Data teams are a popular approach in K-12 schools and districts, and in some colleges and universities. to increase the use of data to inform improvement.  Our studies of NSSE data use suggest that when a committee that is charged with promoting the survey, interpreting data, and acting on results considers NSSE; data get more traction on campus. […]

Differences in Biracial Student Engagement

Differences in Biracial Student Engagement

Allison BrckaLorenz and Jessica Harris – Very little is known about the engagement of students from mixed racial heritage (students whose parents are of two or more different races or ethnic backgrounds). Previous research indicates that mixed-race students experience their race differently than their monoracial peers and that race has a significant impact on college student experiences. Therefore, we investigated the engagement of students from […]

NSSE Thanks Dr. Pat Hutchings for Her Service

NSSE Thanks Dr. Pat Hutchings for Her Service

Dr. Pat Hutchings served as a member on NSSE’s National Advisory Board (NAB) from 2007 to 2014 and chaired the board from 2014 to 2016. In addition to serving on the board, Dr. Hutchings has been a Senior Scholar for both the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Her expertise in the scholarship of teaching […]

Student Affairs + NSSE Data: Webinar Recap

Student Affairs + NSSE Data: Webinar Recap

Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, NSSE Institute, and Sarah Hurtado, NSSE Institute Project Associate, recently hosted a webinar on how student affairs professionals can incorporate NSSE data into their work. The webinar provided a review of literature articulating the importance of assessment in student affairs and professional competencies related to assessment, evaluation, and research. This review was followed by an overview of student engagement theory and […]