NSSE Sightings

NSSE at SHEEO Higher Education Policy Conference

NSSE at SHEEO Higher Education Policy Conference

On August 8th Jillian Kinzie, Alexander McCormick and National Advisory Board member John Hayek presented at the SHEEO Higher Education Policy Conference. The title of the session was “Using Evidence to Promote Effective Educational Practice and the Success of all Students.” The topic of the session was inspired by creating tools to assure genuine success for all, which involves more than degree completion. We must […]

Exploring Creative Coursework with the Senior Transitions Topical Module

Exploring Creative Coursework with the Senior Transitions Topical Module

Angie Miller–In a recent special issue on creativity and education, Global Education Review included an article authored by NSSE Research Scientist Angie Miller that took a closer look at how seniors might experience creative coursework practices Previous research in both K-12 and higher education settings suggests that creativity training can be effective in academic situations and that educators in particular can have an impact on […]

Tips for making sure everyone counts in your counts

Tips for making sure everyone counts in your counts

Sarah Hurtado, Kyle Fassett, & Allison BrckaLorenz— Inevitably, if you work with survey data, you have noticed some very small subgroups in your data. These small subpopulations might exist for a number of reasons at your institution, but many times they are historically marginalized groups, such as students of color or LGBTQ students. The way we analyze and interpret the results of small populations is […]

CPR at AIR

CPR at AIR

Kyle Fassett – The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) recently hosted its annual Forum in Orlando, FL, where the Center for Postsecondary Research (CPR) and its associated projects were represented. Attendees were able to go to sessions and inquire about NSSE, FSSE, and BCSSE at the exhibit hall. Featured in this blog post are questions and comments that arose from our conversations. National Survey of […]

Why do we teach?

Why do we teach?

Allison BrckaLorenz Understanding motivations for teaching can provide a powerful window into what encourages faculty to do the work of instruction. One approach to doing so is by using self-determination theory, a widely-studied framework for human motivation. Conceptually, self-determination theory describes several basic needs that can lead faculty to become optimally motivated to teach: autonomy, competency, and relatedness. A recent study examined the relationship between […]

Making Connections across Research: NSSE and FSSE at AERA

Making Connections across Research: NSSE and FSSE at AERA

Samantha Silberstein– This past April, I attended my first American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference and presented in a roundtable discussion with Allison BrckaLorenz, FSSE Project Manager. The roundtable, themed Student and Faculty Perspectives on Inclusive Curriculum and Teaching, included four papers. Our paper, Student and Faculty Perspectives on the Emphasis of Inclusive and Culturally Engaging Coursework, utilized the Inclusiveness and Engagement with Cultural Diversity […]

2018 ACUHO-I Annual Conference Presentations

2018 ACUHO-I Annual Conference Presentations

If you’ll be heading to Denver for the annual ACUHO-I conference, be sure to catch promising back-to-back sessions on a recent collaboration between NSSE and ACUHO to understand the role of students’ living environments and engagement in persistence. Find information on these events below, or here. #ACUHO Monday, July 9th Gonyea, B., Graham, P., Hurtado, S., & Fosnacht, K. 1:30 p.m. “Housing, Student Engagement, and […]

Between Faculty Goals and Student Gains: An Institution’s Role in Culturally Inclusive Practices

Between Faculty Goals and Student Gains: An Institution’s Role in Culturally Inclusive Practices

Sarah Hurtado and Berenice Sanchez – Over the last few decades, diversity courses have proliferated at colleges and universities across the country, stemming from the vast amount of research pointing to the benefits of culturally inclusive content and pedagogy on student outcomes. Concurrently, institutions continue to receive criticism for their inability to promote inclusivity and equity, which has been highlighted in countless cases of minoritized […]

#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 […]