NSSE Sightings

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, […]

How Big is Big? How Small is Small? An Examination of Effect Sizes in NSSE Reports

How Big is Big? How Small is Small?  An Examination of Effect Sizes in NSSE Reports

Bob Gonyea (Indiana University Bloomington) and Lou Rocconi (University of Tennessee) – Effect sizes – statistics that indicate the magnitude of difference – play a crucial role in assessment, institutional research, and scholarly inquiry, where it is common with large sample sizes to find statistically significant relationships that are in fact trivial in importance. This study provides guidelines for NSSE users, researchers, policymakers, and assessment […]

Flipped Classrooms

Flipped Classrooms

Joe Strickland— Effective and innovative teaching practices should be utilized within higher education to keep pace with advancing technological tools to improve student learning and to reach the needs of a new generation of students. Flipped classrooms are one such innovative teaching strategy beginning to take hold in higher education. Flipped classrooms differ from a traditional lecture format in that students are instructed to review […]

NSSE presentations at CIES

NSSE presentations at CIES

If you plan on attending the annual Comparative and International Education Society conference in San Francisco, be sure to add NSSE researchers’ discussion of campus environments and international students’ perceptions of learning to your agenda. Learn more about the conference and find session information here. Oktafiga, D., Nelson Laird, T., and BrckaLorenz, A. Comparison of the effects of campus environment and teaching practices on international […]

NSSE presentations at ACRL

NSSE presentations at ACRL

Join NSSE researchers as they discuss the Information Literacy Module at the annual meeting for the Association of College and Research Libraries in Cleveland, OH, April 10th to 13th. Use the searchable schedule to learn more about this and other programs. Don’t miss this opportunity to weigh in on the module’s revision! Fosnacht, K. NSSE’s Experiences with Information Literacy Module: a Refresh. Thursday, April 11th, […]

NSSE presentations at AERA

NSSE presentations at AERA

Attending AERA in Toronto this year? Consider adding NSSE researchers’ presentations to your schedule. Saturday Fassett, K., BrckaLorenz, A., Strickland, J., and A. Ribera. Time well spent: Flipped classrooms and effective teaching practices. Sat., April 6, 8 to 9:30am. Priddie, C., Palmer, D., Silberstein, S., and A., BrckaLorenz. Centering Black women faculty: Magnifying powerful voices. Sat, April 6, 10:25 to 11:55am. BrckaLorenz, A., Fassett, K., […]

Inclusivity and Diversity Research at AAC&U DESS Conference

Inclusivity and Diversity Research at AAC&U DESS Conference

Location: Bob and Dolores Hope Room, MEZZANINE LEVEL Session 18: Improving Diversity and Inclusion in College Courses Should Account for Varied Faculty Roles Presenters: Allison BrckaLorenz and Thomas Nelson Laird Findings on diversity and inclusion from NSSE and FSSE research will be shared at the 2019 AAC&U Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, from March 28th to 30th. Find more about the […]