NSSE Sightings

2018 AAC&U Conference Presentations

2018 AAC&U Conference Presentations

Heading to the Capitol for AAC&U this January? Join NSSE and FSSE researchers as they share insights on sexual violence prevention among faculty, the new Inclusivity and Engagement with Cultural Diversity NSSE module, and faculty inclusivity from January 24th to 27th, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the annual meeting here, for details on these presentations and more.   Thursday, January 25 Kinzie, J., […]

Realistic Expectations for Student-Faculty Interaction Important for Incoming Students

Realistic Expectations for Student-Faculty Interaction Important for Incoming Students

Jim Cole — Most entering first-year students expect frequent interactions with faculty related to coursework, career plans, and other activities and, when those expectations are met, they are more likely to stay in school and succeed (Pleitz, McDougall, Terry, Buckley, & Campbell, 2015). Using data from 141 institutions that participated in both the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) and NSSE, we investigated the […]

Queer Students of Color: Engaged but Not Supported

Queer Students of Color: Engaged but Not Supported

Allison BrckaLorenz — Queer students of color (QSOC) represent a unique combination of marginalized racial and sexual identities. QSOC contend with the intersection of both their racial and sexual identities. Researchers have identified many ways in which these identities are both at odds with each other, and at the same time work in tandem to create a difficult environment for these students. A recent study […]

Get the Word Out: Sharing Your NSSE Results Across Campus

Get the Word Out: Sharing Your NSSE Results Across Campus

Bridget Yuhas — Whether institutions are new to NSSE or have participated for many years, each campus faces the question of how to best get data and results to leaders and practitioners who can effect change. Volume 4 of Lessons from the Field includes a number of stories from institutions that have intentionally developed tools, reports, data visualizations, and presentations to give wide campus audiences […]

Engagement Findings Vary for First-Generation and Students of Color

Engagement Findings Vary for First-Generation and Students of Color

Angie Miller — Students have diverse sets of identities, and these can influence their educational experiences in a variety of ways.  Previous NSSE Annual Results have explored some of these differences, and we revisited a few for the 2017 Annual Results as well. There are gaps in HIP participation for first-generation students.  Although the rates vary by institutional type, with students at baccalaureate colleges having […]

New Insights into Undergraduate Engagement: NSSE Annual Results

New Insights into Undergraduate Engagement: NSSE Annual Results

Allison BrckaLorenz — For most of U.S. higher education’s history, access to college was largely limited to White and male students from the upper rungs of the socioeconomic ladder. However, the last half-century has witnessed considerable expansion of higher education opportunities for women, historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and students from modest socioeconomic backgrounds, and more recent years have seen a growing acceptance of other forms […]

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Student Engagement May Increase Sense of Cultural Validation

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Student Engagement May Increase Sense of Cultural Validation

Natasha Saelua — The Pacific Islands and its indigenous people have a long, entangled history with the United States. Ask any American what they know about the Pacific, and invariably, people think of:

2017 NAGC Conference Presentation

2017 NAGC Conference Presentation

Join NSSE and SNAAP researcher Angie Miller at the upcoming National Association for Gifted Children’s annual meeting in Charlotte, NC as she shares her research on arts students’ satisfaction with their alma maters. Browse the conference schedule here, and read the abstract for this session below: Friday, November 10 Miller, A. 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Roundtable 3. “Artistically Gifted Alumni Paint a Picture […]

2017 ASHE Conference Presentations

2017 ASHE Conference Presentations

NSSE researchers share insights on equity in student outcomes at the annual Association for the Study of Higher Education conference. If you plan to attend ASHE in Houston, TX, this November, be sure to make room in your schedule for sessions presented by NSSE scholars. Discover lessons from research on student racial and ethnic identity, grit, and financial knowledge, and their connections to student engagement […]

Convincing the Skeptics: Institution Stories of Creating NSSE Buy-In on Campus

Convincing the Skeptics: Institution Stories of Creating NSSE Buy-In on Campus

Sarah Hurtado — One of our main goals at NSSE is to provide actionable data so that institutions can better ensure they are providing a high-quality educational experience for students. However, we also know that despite access to data and reports on student engagement, there are a number of reasons that enacting change on campus can be difficult. A common challenge that institutions face is […]