Tips for making sure everyone counts in your counts

Tips for making sure everyone counts in your counts

Sarah Hurtado, Kyle Fassett, & Allison BrckaLorenz— Inevitably, if you work with survey data, you have noticed some very small subgroups in your data. These small subpopulations might exist for a number of reasons at your institution, but many times they are historically marginalized groups, such as students of color or LGBTQ students. The way we analyze and interpret the results of small populations is […]

CPR at AIR

CPR at AIR

Kyle Fassett – The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) recently hosted its annual Forum in Orlando, FL, where the Center for Postsecondary Research (CPR) and its associated projects were represented. Attendees were able to go to sessions and inquire about NSSE, FSSE, and BCSSE at the exhibit hall. Featured in this blog post are questions and comments that arose from our conversations. National Survey of […]

Why do we teach?

Why do we teach?

Allison BrckaLorenz Understanding motivations for teaching can provide a powerful window into what encourages faculty to do the work of instruction. One approach to doing so is by using self-determination theory, a widely-studied framework for human motivation. Conceptually, self-determination theory describes several basic needs that can lead faculty to become optimally motivated to teach: autonomy, competency, and relatedness. A recent study examined the relationship between […]

Making Connections across Research: NSSE and FSSE at AERA

Making Connections across Research: NSSE and FSSE at AERA

Samantha Silberstein– This past April, I attended my first American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference and presented in a roundtable discussion with Allison BrckaLorenz, FSSE Project Manager. The roundtable, themed Student and Faculty Perspectives on Inclusive Curriculum and Teaching, included four papers. Our paper, Student and Faculty Perspectives on the Emphasis of Inclusive and Culturally Engaging Coursework, utilized the Inclusiveness and Engagement with Cultural Diversity […]

2018 ACUHO-I Annual Conference Presentations

2018 ACUHO-I Annual Conference Presentations

If you’ll be heading to Denver for the annual ACUHO-I conference, be sure to catch promising back-to-back sessions on a recent collaboration between NSSE and ACUHO to understand the role of students’ living environments and engagement in persistence. Find information on these events below, or here. #ACUHO Monday, July 9th Gonyea, B., Graham, P., Hurtado, S., & Fosnacht, K. 1:30 p.m. “Housing, Student Engagement, and […]