NSSE Sightings

High-Impact Practices Equip Students for Employment, Graduate School

High-Impact Practices Equip Students for Employment, Graduate School

Angie Miller — High-impact practices (HIPs) are often stressed as important experiences within higher education; having positive connections to learning, development, and persistence among students. A recent study in the journal Higher Education, utilizing the NSSE Senior Transitions Topical Module data, extends the research on HIPs to early career outcomes. In looking at the influence of HIP participation on college seniors’ post-graduation plans and early […]

NSSE Engages with National Advisory Board

NSSE Engages with National Advisory Board

Allison BrckaLorenz — Members of NSSE, FSSE, and BCSSE staff recently met with NSSE’s National Advisory Board to discuss important issues about higher education and the future of NSSE. After brief introductions, welcoming new members and recognizing the service of members whose terms are concluding, and an update from NSSE’s director, Alex McCormick, the board’s discussion focused on three large issues: Understanding and Communicating NSSE’s […]

Webinar Recap: Inclusiveness and Engagement with Cultural Diversity Topical Module

Webinar Recap: Inclusiveness and Engagement with Cultural Diversity Topical Module

Sarah Hurtado — Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, NSSE Institute, and Allison BrckaLorenz, FSSE Project Manager, recently hosted a webinar debuting findings from the first administration of the Inclusiveness and Engagement with Cultural Diversity Topical Module (ICD). This Topical Module was introduced in 2017 and administered at 130 institutions.  Development of this module was informed by criteria on the AAC&U Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE rubric, […]

2018 AAC&U Conference Presentations

2018 AAC&U Conference Presentations

Heading to the Capitol for AAC&U this January? Join NSSE and FSSE researchers as they share insights on sexual violence prevention among faculty, the new Inclusivity and Engagement with Cultural Diversity NSSE module, and faculty inclusivity from January 24th to 27th, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the annual meeting here, for details on these presentations and more.   Thursday, January 25 Kinzie, J., […]

Realistic Expectations for Student-Faculty Interaction Important for Incoming Students

Realistic Expectations for Student-Faculty Interaction Important for Incoming Students

Jim Cole — Most entering first-year students expect frequent interactions with faculty related to coursework, career plans, and other activities and, when those expectations are met, they are more likely to stay in school and succeed (Pleitz, McDougall, Terry, Buckley, & Campbell, 2015). Using data from 141 institutions that participated in both the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) and NSSE, we investigated the […]

Queer Students of Color: Engaged but Not Supported

Queer Students of Color: Engaged but Not Supported

Allison BrckaLorenz — Queer students of color (QSOC) represent a unique combination of marginalized racial and sexual identities. QSOC contend with the intersection of both their racial and sexual identities. Researchers have identified many ways in which these identities are both at odds with each other, and at the same time work in tandem to create a difficult environment for these students. A recent study […]

Get the Word Out: Sharing Your NSSE Results Across Campus

Get the Word Out: Sharing Your NSSE Results Across Campus

Bridget Yuhas — Whether institutions are new to NSSE or have participated for many years, each campus faces the question of how to best get data and results to leaders and practitioners who can effect change. Volume 4 of Lessons from the Field includes a number of stories from institutions that have intentionally developed tools, reports, data visualizations, and presentations to give wide campus audiences […]

Engagement Findings Vary for First-Generation and Students of Color

Engagement Findings Vary for First-Generation and Students of Color

Angie Miller — Students have diverse sets of identities, and these can influence their educational experiences in a variety of ways.  Previous NSSE Annual Results have explored some of these differences, and we revisited a few for the 2017 Annual Results as well. There are gaps in HIP participation for first-generation students.  Although the rates vary by institutional type, with students at baccalaureate colleges having […]

New Insights into Undergraduate Engagement: NSSE Annual Results

New Insights into Undergraduate Engagement: NSSE Annual Results

Allison BrckaLorenz — For most of U.S. higher education’s history, access to college was largely limited to White and male students from the upper rungs of the socioeconomic ladder. However, the last half-century has witnessed considerable expansion of higher education opportunities for women, historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and students from modest socioeconomic backgrounds, and more recent years have seen a growing acceptance of other forms […]

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Student Engagement May Increase Sense of Cultural Validation

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Student Engagement May Increase Sense of Cultural Validation

Natasha Saelua — The Pacific Islands and its indigenous people have a long, entangled history with the United States. Ask any American what they know about the Pacific, and invariably, people think of: