NSSE Sightings

Kicking off NSSE’s listening tour: What’s in the future for student engagement?

Kicking off NSSE’s listening tour: What’s in the future for student engagement?

Ryan Merckle—At the 2020 AAC&U annual meeting, conference goers were invited to focus on the shape and future of higher education. Coupled with NSSE’s planning for its third decade, we took that cue and engaged participants in a thoughtful discussion centered on current trends and future possibilities of engagement as a lens for examining college quality. When launched in 2000, NSSE had two main objectives. […]

Students of Color Who Chose Their Roommates Perceived a More Positive Campus Environment

Students of Color Who Chose Their Roommates Perceived a More Positive Campus Environment

Kevin Fosnacht, Bob Gonyea, & Polly Graham – Campus housing is a setting where the abstract institutional goal of diverse interactions becomes a concrete reality as students from majority identities – often for the first time – navigate living with and near individuals who differ from themselves in meaningful ways such as by race, religion, politics, country of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic […]

BCSSE 2020 Registration

BCSSE 2020 Registration

BCSSE 2020 registration opens March 2. Last year’s survey updates to include all types of entering undergraduate students, proved very successful. Most web schools surveyed not only their entering first-year students, but also their transfer and older students. View the webinar “Introduction to BCSSE 2019” for more information about all the survey updates and reports. Click here for more information about BCSSE.

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 […]