NSSE Sightings

Examining Supportive Environments for Faculty with Disaggregated Results

Examining Supportive Environments for Faculty with Disaggregated Results

Christen Priddie–Finding ways to support faculty members is important for understanding how institution leaders can improve faculty experiences. Often, researchers conducting studies on faculty members present aggregated results, as if they are a monolithic group but disaggregated information suggests otherwise. In our session, “Support by any other name: Disaggregating supportive environments for faculty” presented at the 2018 Assessment Institute conference, researchers analyzed data from the […]

What About Graduating Seniors with Unconventional Career Plans?

What About Graduating Seniors with Unconventional Career Plans?

Angie Miller– Millennials expect many job changes, are more open to self-employment as part of the “gig economy” and want flexible hours and professional development opportunities (Gianniris, 2018).  With most of today’s graduating college students being millennials, a natural question is how their immediate and long-term career plans align with this supposed pattern. Using data from over 35,000 seniors at 145 institutions, NSSE’s Senior Transitions Topical […]

“Who are the HIPsters?” NSSE has the scoop

“Who are the HIPsters?” NSSE has the scoop

Bob Gonyea – Due to their positive associations with student learning and retention, certain undergraduate opportunities are believed to be “high-impact.” High-Impact Practices (HIPs) share several traits: They demand considerable time and effort, facilitate learning outside of the classroom, require meaningful interactions with faculty and students, encourage collaboration with diverse others, and provide frequent and substantive feedback. It may be useful to know which factors […]

New Insights on Preparing Students for Work and Careers – Annual Results 2018 Available!

New Insights on Preparing Students for Work and Careers – Annual Results 2018 Available!

The 2018 release of Engagement Insights: Survey Findings on the Quality of Undergraduate Education, finds that college student readiness for work varies by major and use of career resources. At a time when a college degree and employability are increasingly intertwined, 93% of seniors believe what they are learning in college is relevant to their career paths. In addition, most seniors are highly confident in […]

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 […]