NSSE Sightings

Biracial students with White heritage are not all alike!

Biracial students with White heritage are not all alike!

Allison BrckaLorenz–Supporting multiracial college students is increasingly important as the multiracial college student population continues to steadily increase each year. Of particular interest to this research are biracial students with White heritage, who may experience more negative and/or difficult collegiate interactions and perceptions of the campus environment than their biracial counterparts with no White heritage. Scholars have explored how biracial students with White heritage are […]

Engagement Insights at ASHE 2018

Engagement Insights at ASHE 2018

Heading to Tampa for ASHE? Be sure to add these exciting NSSE presentations to your conference agenda. #ASHE2018 Wednesday D. Oktafiga, A. BrckaLorenz, & T. Nelson Laird. “International students’ Reflective-Intergrative learning: variation among country regions.” Grand Salon C at 3-4:15 p.m. Thursday Fosnacht, K., R. Gonyea, & P. Graham. “The effects of first-year residence hall roommate assignment policy on interactional diversity and perceptions of the […]

NSSE Research at Assessment Institute

NSSE Research at Assessment Institute

If you’ll be attending the annual Assessment Institute this year, be sure to add presentations by NSSE and FSSE researchers to your conference agenda. Find the preliminary program here, and presentation information below. #indyai18 Monday BrckaLorenz, A., T. Nelson Laird, K. Fassett. “Using a typology of faculty to assess undergraduate education and plan for faculty development.” Room: Tennessee at 1:45 – 2:45pm. Kinzie, J., & […]

NSSE Results and the Promotion of Inclusive Excellence: A Report from the Liberal Arts Illuminated Conference 2018

NSSE Results and the Promotion of Inclusive Excellence: A Report from the Liberal Arts Illuminated Conference 2018

Speaking to higher education colleagues convened to discuss the necessity of and means for providing inclusivity as well as excellence in liberal arts education, Jillian Kinzie, NSSE Associate Director and director of the NSSE Institute for Effective Educational Practice, focused on the key roles of learning outcomes assessment and high-impact practices. “One of the things we need to do in this learning and equity paradigm […]

BIG 10 Academic Alliance

BIG 10 Academic Alliance

CPR Director Thomas Nelson Laird will be presenting on critical leadership challenges facing universities at the 2018 Big 10 Academic Alliance’s Academic Leadership Program at the University of Minnesota on Friday, October 12th, at 10:45a.m.

The Benefits of Living On Campus

The Benefits of Living On Campus

Polly Graham, Sarah Hurtado, Bob Gonyea – Living in residence halls has a positive impact on some aspects of engagement – namely, collaborative learning, interactional diversity, and student-faculty interaction – especially when compared with students who live farther than walking distance to campus. However, living on campus did not always show benefits where effects might be expected. Our article entitled The Benefits of Living On […]

AERA Faculty Diversity Inclusivity – an Update

AERA Faculty Diversity Inclusivity – an Update

Bridget Yuhas & Sarah Hurtado–The benefits of including diversity in the curriculum have been noted by researchers for quite some time, such as increased critical thinking and decreased racial prejudice. However, if we focus only on designated “diversity” courses in general education curriculum, we likely miss out on other ways to offer students these learning opportunities. Tom Nelson Laird set out to better understand the […]

Climate, Academic, and Health Outcomes for Queer- and Trans-Spectrum Students

Climate, Academic, and Health Outcomes for Queer- and Trans-Spectrum Students

AllisonBrckaLorenz–Queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum students remain a significantly underserved population within higher education; despite the presence of significant disparities across measure of campus climate, academic, and health outcomes. In the context of institutional research, survey instruments measuring student experience have historically omitted demographic variables measuring sexual orientation and gender identity. In an increasingly data-driven culture, these omissions have rendered queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum students invisible to university […]

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 […]