NSSE Sightings

2017 STP&A Presentation

2017 STP&A Presentation

Learn how high impact educational practices (HIPs) leave a lasting impact on students of the arts at the 2017 Social Theory, Politics, & the Arts conference in Minneapolis, MN. Discover links between HIPs and a variety of career and future educational outcomes during NSSE research analyst Angie Miller’s session.  Find this and more informative sessions to attend in the detailed conference schedule. Saturday, October 14 […]

2017 NACADA Conference Presentation

2017 NACADA Conference Presentation

Connecting faculty input to academic advising at the NACADA Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO. Whether faculty, advising professional, or a faculty member who advises, improving academic advising processes remains important for students, educators, and the institution as a whole. Join NSSE Research Analysts Amy Ribera and Allison BrckaLorenz as they share insights from the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) on how to better […]

Emerging Research on Queer & Trans-Spectrum Students across Higher Education

Emerging Research on Queer & Trans-Spectrum Students across Higher Education

  Tyler Clementi Center 2017 Academic Colloquium. On October 26, 2017, the Tyler Clementi Center of Rutgers University will host a daylong Academic Colloquium to highlight critical research on queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum student experiences in higher education. The program will feature a presentation of findings from the largest and first-ever meta-analysis of queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum student experiences in the history of American higher education, comparing […]

Award-Winning Teaching and Learning Research

Award-Winning Teaching and Learning Research

FSSE researchers Allison BrckaLorenz (NSSE Research Analyst and FSSE Project Manager) and Bridget Yuhas (FSSE and NSSE Institute Project Associate), along with Rob Stupnisky (Associate Professor at the University of North Dakota), have been awarded the 2017 Robert J. Menges Award for Outstanding Research in Educational Development for their study entitled Why Do We Teach? Examining Faculty Teaching Experiences and Motivation. 

2017 Drexel University Conference on Teaching and Learning Assessment Presentation

2017 Drexel University Conference on Teaching and Learning Assessment Presentation

Join NSSE Associate Director Jillian Kinzie at Drexel University’s Conference on Teaching and Learning Assessment for a discussion on NSSE data use in assessment processes at over fifty colleges and universities. Read the abstract, below, and add this session to your conference schedule here. Thursday, September 14; 11:15-12:15 p.m.  “Acting on Data: Lessons about the Use of Student Engagement Results to Improve Student Learning” The […]

Students Are Learning to Write, But Are They Writing to Learn?

Students Are Learning to Write, But Are They Writing to Learn?

For the first post in our series of interviews with Center for Postsecondary Research (CPR) leaders, CPR graduate assistant Samantha Silberstein tracks down the origins of the NSSE Experiences with Writing Topical Module in her conversation with Bob Gonyea and Chuck Paine.

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 […]