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Mid-Western Educational Research Association 2019

Mid-Western Educational Research Association 2019

Join NSSE researchers at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 16th – 18th, as they present their work on achievement goal orientation and skill confidence. Miller, A., K. Fassett, & D. Palmer. “Achievement goal orientation: a predictor of student engagement.” J – Postsecondary Education — Paper Session Thursday, 10:40 AM to 11:50 AM — Mt. Storm Miller, A., & A. Dumford. “Got […]

Does Recruitment Message Customization Matter?

Shimon Sarraf & Ryan Merckle—NSSE has experimented continuously over the years to discover the best ways to increase student response rates. In this spirit, we explored the impact on response rates of various factors related to student recruitment email messages during NSSE 2018 with a diverse set of eight U.S. colleges and universities. We aimed to discover if recommended practices by the survey research literature […]

Assessment Institute 2019

Assessment Institute 2019

Attending this year’s Assessment Institute in Indianapolis? Be sure to add sessions featuring NSSE research to your conference schedule. The Institute will be held from October 13th to 15th. Monday, October 14th Kinzie, J., R. Gonyea, A. McCormick. “20 Years of student engagement: insights about students, assessment, and college quality” Track: 06Q (ID), Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Room: California McCormick, A., B. Dugan, R. […]

Faculty and Their Role in the American Dream

Samantha Silberstein – Last year’s 2018 Annual Meeting for the Association of American Colleges & Universities focused on the question “Can Higher Education Recapture the Elusive American Dream?” When conceptualizing the American Dream, we often think of access, opportunity, and success through hard work and determination. We often forget about the systems, including higher education that have perpetuated inequality. In order to achieve the American […]

Are we who we claim to be?

Allison BrckaLorenz Within the current regime of accountability and outcomes based-measurement, institutional mission statements have increased in prominence as guiding and defining documents. While the importance of institutional mission is acknowledged within the higher education community, there is a lack of empirical evidence investigating how missions are experienced. Recently, a study of over 8,000 students at 65 institutions that administered NSSE and over 1,300 faculty […]

High-Impact Practices and Personality- Are HIPs Biased for Certain Traits?

Angie Miller A recently presented poster at the Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum investigated whether certain personality traits are more or less common in students who participate in high-impact practices (HIPs). While there is research connecting the link between personality traits and academic achievement (Soric et al., 2017), as well as academic motivation (Komarraju et al., 2009), much less research focuses on how personality […]

Reshaping the narrative on faculty time and motivations

Reshaping the narrative on faculty time and motivations

Allison BrckaLorenz — Current trends of lower public investment in higher education and a greater emphasis on measurable outcomes from the college experience have led to calls for more transparency about what students are doing and learning while in college. Often lost in these discussions are the critical roles that faculty play in students’ learning and development. Most faculty time studies focus on research productivity. […]

Investigating the Intersections of Sexual and Racial Identities

Investigating the Intersections of Sexual and Racial Identities

Allison BrckaLorenz–NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) researchers recently explored how various racial/ethnic subgroups within the LGBQ+ community differed in their perceptions of belongingness, institutional commitment to the well-being of LGBQ+ people, and frequency of “outness” to others by providing insight into the ways that intersections of race and sexuality can affect student outcomes and experiences. Though scholarship that explores intersectional differences within the LGBQ+ […]

Career Preparation Among Seniors

Brendan Dugan During their last year of college, roughly half of the 3,700 seniors who completed a set of items on career preparation indicated they at least sometimes used career services resourcesto learn about careers (53%), attended a career fair (49%), or attended a talk or panel discussion about careers (43%), while about three in five interviewed or shadowed a professional in the field (60%) […]

NSSE Research at World Gifted Conference

NSSE Research at World Gifted Conference

Join NSSE researcher Angie Miller as she presents her work on time use among Honors College students at the World Gifted Conference, July 24-28 in Nashville, TN. Read the full abstract below, and visit the conference website for further information. Do Honors Students Study More? Exploring Patterns of Time Use for Honors College Students This study explored time use on a variety of activities for […]