NSSE Sightings

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 […]

Capturing sexual and gender identity

Capturing sexual and gender identity

Allison BrckaLorenz In the context of institutional research, survey instruments measuring student experience have historically omitted demographic variables measuring sexual identity and gender identity. In an increasingly data-driven culture, these omissions have rendered LGBQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, etc.) and gender variant (non-cisgender) students invisible to university decision-makers and program planners. While it is imperative that institutions begin collecting this information, capturing demographic data on […]

Learning about LGBQ+ Faculty

Learning about LGBQ+ Faculty

Kyle Fassett – At the 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference, researchers from the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) discussed findings related to LGBQ+ faculty. Most research on queerness in higher education focuses on students. Quantitative studies of LGBQ+ faculty are often limited, dated, small-scale, or hard to find. The research that does exist suggests LGBQ+ faculty and staff can feel uncomfortable […]

NSSE, SNAAP Presentations at Creativity Conference

NSSE, SNAAP Presentations at Creativity Conference

NSSE researcher Angie Miller will discuss her research on confidence, creativity, and careers at the upcoming Creativity Conference at Southern Oregon University July 11th to 14th. Using data from the NSSE as well as the SNAAP, Miller explored the role of creative coursework in entrepreneurship and development of business acumen. Read the full abstracts below, and find more information on the conference here. Connecting Creativity, […]

Student Experiences with Inclusive Courses and Diverse Environments

Student Experiences with Inclusive Courses and Diverse Environments

Allison BrckaLorenz—Recognizing the importance of student experiences in inclusive courses and their perception of their institution’s commitment to inclusion and diversity, a recent study explored factors affecting those perspectives. Using data from the 2017 administration of NSSE’s Inclusiveness and Engagement with Cultural Diversity (ICD) Topical Module, researchers investigated the following questions: How much do students experience inclusive coursework and how does this vary by student […]

Shedding light on student activism at the “Woke” Academy

Shedding light on student activism at the “Woke” Academy

Brendan Dugan— IU HESA alumnus John Zilvinskis, now at SUNY Binghamton, Demetri Morgan of Loyola Chicago, and NSSE Analyst Brendan Dugan, presented findings on connections between High-Impact Practices (HIPs) and involvement in student activism at the ASHE conference in Tampa. Using over 3,200 senior student responses from the 2017 NSSE and a supplemental item set on student activism, we used multilevel linear models to explore […]

NSSE at AIR 2019 Annual Forum

NSSE at AIR 2019 Annual Forum

If you plan to join AIR for the annual forum this year in Denver, CO, be sure to join NSSE researchers as they share their work on survey topics, measurement, dashboards, and more. The online schedule has yet to be published (look for it soon), but meanwhile, browse NSSE session titles below and in the NSSE March e-news. #AIRForum2019 Fassett, K., & BrckaLorenz, A. Crises […]

Have NSSE Response Rates Changed This Past Decade?

Have NSSE Response Rates Changed This Past Decade?

Shimon Sarraf — Have NSSE response rates been declining over the last decade? Many might assume they have been declining, but as with most questions involving hundreds of distinct colleges and universities, the answer is not straightforward. True, average institutional response rates in 2010 were 38% and in 2018 they were 30%. However, the biggest decline—about 8 percentage points—occurred between 2010 and 2013. Since 2013, […]