NSSE Sightings

Why do we teach?

Why do we teach?

Allison BrckaLorenz Understanding motivations for teaching can provide a powerful window into what encourages faculty to do the work of instruction. One approach to doing so is by using self-determination theory, a widely-studied framework for human motivation. Conceptually, self-determination theory describes several basic needs that can lead faculty to become optimally motivated to teach: autonomy, competency, and relatedness. A recent study examined the relationship between […]

Making Connections across Research: NSSE and FSSE at AERA

Making Connections across Research: NSSE and FSSE at AERA

Samantha Silberstein– This past April, I attended my first American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference and presented in a roundtable discussion with Allison BrckaLorenz, FSSE Project Manager. The roundtable, themed Student and Faculty Perspectives on Inclusive Curriculum and Teaching, included four papers. Our paper, Student and Faculty Perspectives on the Emphasis of Inclusive and Culturally Engaging Coursework, utilized the Inclusiveness and Engagement with Cultural Diversity […]

2018 ACUHO-I Annual Conference Presentations

2018 ACUHO-I Annual Conference Presentations

If you’ll be heading to Denver for the annual ACUHO-I conference, be sure to catch promising back-to-back sessions on a recent collaboration between NSSE and ACUHO to understand the role of students’ living environments and engagement in persistence. Find information on these events below, or here. #ACUHO Monday, July 9th Gonyea, B., Graham, P., Hurtado, S., & Fosnacht, K. 1:30 p.m. “Housing, Student Engagement, and […]

Between Faculty Goals and Student Gains: An Institution’s Role in Culturally Inclusive Practices

Between Faculty Goals and Student Gains: An Institution’s Role in Culturally Inclusive Practices

Sarah Hurtado and Berenice Sanchez – Over the last few decades, diversity courses have proliferated at colleges and universities across the country, stemming from the vast amount of research pointing to the benefits of culturally inclusive content and pedagogy on student outcomes. Concurrently, institutions continue to receive criticism for their inability to promote inclusivity and equity, which has been highlighted in countless cases of minoritized […]

#STLHE 2018 and AAC&U HIP Conference Presentations

#STLHE 2018 and AAC&U HIP Conference Presentations

It’s another busy week for NSSE and FSSE researchers! You can catch folks from the Center for Postsecondary Research speaking about inclusive teaching and learning practices and high-impact practices in the coming days. See below for more details on where to find us! #STLHE Heading to the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Meeting in Sherbrooke, Quebec? Be sure to catch Jillian Kinzie […]

How Faculty Spend Their Time Relates to Teaching Practices

How Faculty Spend Their Time Relates to Teaching Practices

Joe Strickland, Bridget Yuhas, Kyle Fassett — At the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in New York City this past April, we presented a paper, along with co-authors Allison BrckaLorenz and Thomas Nelson Laird, at a roundtable titled: Faculty types and effective teaching: A cautionary exploration of how faculty spend their time. This study incorporated responses from approximately 16,000 faculty members, employed at bachelor’s-granting […]

Research Presentations at #CLDE18, ICED, and #SAARC2018

Research Presentations at #CLDE18, ICED, and #SAARC2018

Center for Postsecondary Research staff are busy getting the word out about our work at THREE conferences this week. See below for details on the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement meeting, the International Consortium for Educational Development, and the Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference. #CLDE18 NSSE researcher Brendan Dugan and Dr. Demetri Morgan (Loyola University, Chicago) will share results from their analysis of student […]

2018 AIR Forum Presentations

2018 AIR Forum Presentations

The #AIRForum2018 promises many engaging presentations, workshops, and speakers; including over a dozen from #NSSE researchers. Attendees can find specific session information by downloading the AIR Forum app, and you can get a taste of the NSSE researchers’ presentations below. Catch these sessions – and some sun – in Orlando, FL at the Forum! Tuesday, May 29 Dugan, B. 8 – 11 a.m. “R for […]

Arts-Specific High-Impact Practices: Predicting Educational, Career, and Community Involvement Outcomes

Arts-Specific High-Impact Practices: Predicting Educational, Career, and Community Involvement Outcomes

Angie Miller — At the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, NSSE may be the most well-known project But, several related projects at CPR address other trends and issues in higher education, often complementing topics that NSSE emphasizes.  In the fall of 2017, at the annual conference of the Society for Theory, Politics, and the Arts, a presentation using data from the Strategic National Arts […]

Out on Campus: Student Experiences Related to Sexual Orientation

Out on Campus: Student Experiences Related to Sexual Orientation

Allison BrckaLorenz – More than 14,000 students from 31 institutions answered additional questions about issues surrounding sexual orientation.  Engagement Insights: Survey Findings on the Quality of Undergraduate Engagement, NSSE’s publication of annual results included a very brief story about the findings from the sexual orientation item set focusing on LGBQ+ acquaintances with LGBQ+ others. See what made it to print on this story and more […]