You Are Invited to Join a Special NSSE Research Study: How Do Living Environments Impact Engagement and Persistence? Help Us Find Out.

You Are Invited to Join a Special NSSE Research Study: How Do Living Environments Impact Engagement and Persistence? Help Us Find Out.

NSSE has been awarded the inaugural sponsored research grant from the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I) to support a three-year study evaluating how students’ living environments, on- and off-campus, influence their engagement and persistence. The study will combine data from NSSE, the nation’s largest survey of undergraduate experiences, the ACUHO-I Campus Housing Index, and the National Student Clearinghouse, to create a comprehensive […]

Evolving Identities: Survey Changes over Time

Evolving Identities: Survey Changes over Time

In a recent session at the Association of Institutional Research (AIR), research analyst Allison BrckaLorenz and project associate Jana Clark presented on the evolution of survey items about two aspects of students’ identities: sexual orientation and gender identity. After discussing the many complications that can arise in writing such questions (e.g., cultural differences, changing terminology), they discussed the idea of “best practices” for writing identity […]

Score: Student-Athlete Experiences with Quantitative Reasoning

Score: Student-Athlete Experiences with Quantitative Reasoning

Amy Ribera, Lydia Bell, and Bob Gonyea — Student-athletes interact with numbers on a daily basis as a way to track their athletic development, preparation for competition, and overall performance. Yet, does this real-life experience with quantitative information translate to the other parts of their academic life? Findings from the National Survey of Student Engagement suggest that it just might. In 2016, we collected survey […]

Using Demographic Data to Look Within

Using Demographic Data to Look Within

Recently, Allison BrckaLorenz, FSSE Project Manager and Research Analyst; Bridget Yuhas, FSSE Project Associate; and Sarah Hurtado, NSSE Institute Project Associate, presented a webinar on how FSSE demographic data can be used in campus-level research. It first discussed the importance of looking within user institutions to research faculty practices and examine faculty perceptions of the student experience. Next, it provided an overview of the FSSE […]