NSSE Sightings

2017 Presentation at the NASPA Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being

2017 Presentation at the NASPA Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being

Preliminary results from a supplement to the NSSE 2017 covering financial knowledge and stress will be shared at the NASPA Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being, held this year in Washington, D.C., from June 15th to 17th. NSSE Researchers Kevin Fosnacht and Brendan Dugan will discuss highlights from the data during the first concurrent session slot, from 2:45 to 3:00p.m., on Thursday June 15th. More about […]

2017 ACUHO-I Presentations

2017 ACUHO-I Presentations

Insights from a joint study between ACUHO-I and NSSE  on how residence life professionals can make use of student engagement data will be shared at this year’s ACUHO-I annual conference in Providence, RI. Join Bob Gonyea, Sarah Hurtado, and Polly Graham on Sunday, June 18th as they discuss how professionals can integrate available NSSE data into their work (9:00a.m.), and the connection between living environment, […]

Information Literacy in an Era of Fake News

Information Literacy in an Era of Fake News

Kevin Fosnacht – Today undergraduates face a conundrum: They can access more information on their phone at a moment’s notice than previous generations could access at in a multi-story university library. Yet, the increasing inclusion of terms like “alternative facts” and “fake news” in the popular discourse highlights how much of the information digested by students is of questionable quality or misleading. This reality makes […]

2017 AIR Conference Presentations

2017 AIR Conference Presentations

Attending AIR May 30th – June 2nd this year in the capitol? Join NSSE analysts as they discuss changes to NSSE’s gender and sexual orientation items, techniques to improve survey quality and measures, and SPSS automation. Current session listings may be previewed here. Wednesday, May 31 Sarraf, S., & Cole, J. Improving Survey Data Quality through Experimentation. 10:15 a.m., Room: Dogwood, Session Code: 88994 BrckaLorenz, […]

Extreme Responses Differ Across Demographic Groups

Extreme Responses Differ Across Demographic Groups

Xiaolin Wang, Amy Ribera, Bob Gonyea — Messick (1989) defines validity as an “integrative evaluative judgment of the degree to which empirical evidence and theoretical rationales support the…appropriateness of interpretations and actions based on…scores or other modes of assessment” (p. 1487). One of the many methods to build a case for the validity of an instrument is by examining the stylistic tendencies of survey respondents, […]

Campus Sexual Assault Policies Not Reaching All Students

Campus Sexual Assault Policies Not Reaching All Students

Sarah Hurtado & Allison BrckaLorenz — Each year, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) appends a small number of experimental item sets focused on topical areas of interest. In 2016, one of these item sets concentrated on students’ perceptions of campus climate and awareness of crisis, anti-discrimination, and sexual assault policies. An initial study, which was presented at the 2017 ACPA conference, focused on […]

Redefining the “Successful” College Graduate: It’s More Than Just the Money

Redefining the “Successful” College Graduate: It’s More Than Just the Money

Angie Miller — At the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, NSSE may be the most well-known project. However, there are several other related projects that incorporate the “NSSE model” of institutional participation, reporting with comparison groups, and research that is conducted with the aggregate data set to inform institutional improvement and educational policy.  One of these projects is the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project […]

How Faculty Teach: Inside International Student Engagement in U.S. Colleges and Universities

How Faculty Teach: Inside International Student Engagement in U.S. Colleges and Universities

Rong (Lotus) Wang — With the exponential growth of international students pursuing degrees at U.S. colleges and universities, an increasing number of faculty and staff have raised questions and concerns about supporting international students’ academic engagement and success. Although prior studies have explored the educational experiences of international students in the U.S., only a small number have investigated international student engagement at four-year institutions. Little […]

2017 AERA Presentations

2017 AERA Presentations

NSSE researchers will showcase findings at this year’s AERA Annual Meeting, which will be held in San Antonio, TX, from April 27 – May 1. Presentations, listed below, will cover topics ranging from the role of religion and spirituality in shaping campus cultures to social desirability bias among FSSE respondents, and more. Make these engaging conversations part of your AERA experience, and find them in […]

2017 WASC ARC Presentation

2017 WASC ARC Presentation

NSSE Associate Director Jillian Kinzie will facilitate a discussion on effective use of NSSE data at the 2017 WASC Academic Resource Conference, April 19 – 21, in San Diego, CA. Join other NSSE users in a conversation on how to transform survey results into meaningful insights and address a variety of issues institutions face. This discussion will occur Thursday, April 20 from 8 – 9 […]