NSSE Sightings

Get the Word Out: Sharing Your NSSE Results Across Campus

Get the Word Out: Sharing Your NSSE Results Across Campus

Bridget Yuhas — Whether institutions are new to NSSE or have participated for many years, each campus faces the question of how to best get data and results to leaders and practitioners who can effect change. Volume 4 of Lessons from the Field includes a number of stories from institutions that have intentionally developed tools, reports, data visualizations, and presentations to give wide campus audiences […]

Engagement Findings Vary for First-Generation and Students of Color

Engagement Findings Vary for First-Generation and Students of Color

Angie Miller — Students have diverse sets of identities, and these can influence their educational experiences in a variety of ways.  Previous NSSE Annual Results have explored some of these differences, and we revisited a few for the 2017 Annual Results as well. There are gaps in HIP participation for first-generation students.  Although the rates vary by institutional type, with students at baccalaureate colleges having […]

New Insights into Undergraduate Engagement: NSSE Annual Results

New Insights into Undergraduate Engagement: NSSE Annual Results

Allison BrckaLorenz — For most of U.S. higher education’s history, access to college was largely limited to White and male students from the upper rungs of the socioeconomic ladder. However, the last half-century has witnessed considerable expansion of higher education opportunities for women, historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and students from modest socioeconomic backgrounds, and more recent years have seen a growing acceptance of other forms […]

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Student Engagement May Increase Sense of Cultural Validation

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Student Engagement May Increase Sense of Cultural Validation

Natasha Saelua — The Pacific Islands and its indigenous people have a long, entangled history with the United States. Ask any American what they know about the Pacific, and invariably, people think of:

2017 NAGC Conference Presentation

2017 NAGC Conference Presentation

Join NSSE and SNAAP researcher Angie Miller at the upcoming National Association for Gifted Children’s annual meeting in Charlotte, NC as she shares her research on arts students’ satisfaction with their alma maters. Browse the conference schedule here, and read the abstract for this session below: Friday, November 10 Miller, A. 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Roundtable 3. “Artistically Gifted Alumni Paint a Picture […]

2017 ASHE Conference Presentations

2017 ASHE Conference Presentations

NSSE researchers share insights on equity in student outcomes at the annual Association for the Study of Higher Education conference. If you plan to attend ASHE in Houston, TX, this November, be sure to make room in your schedule for sessions presented by NSSE scholars. Discover lessons from research on student racial and ethnic identity, grit, and financial knowledge, and their connections to student engagement […]

Convincing the Skeptics: Institution Stories of Creating NSSE Buy-In on Campus

Convincing the Skeptics: Institution Stories of Creating NSSE Buy-In on Campus

Sarah Hurtado — One of our main goals at NSSE is to provide actionable data so that institutions can better ensure they are providing a high-quality educational experience for students. However, we also know that despite access to data and reports on student engagement, there are a number of reasons that enacting change on campus can be difficult. A common challenge that institutions face is […]

2017 POD Presentations

2017 POD Presentations

Faculty teaching motivation and making institutional assessment meaningful are among topics NSSE researchers Allison BrckaLorenz, Bridget Yuhas, Tom Nelson Laird, and Sarah Hurtado; and NSSE Institute Associate Director Jillian Kinzie will discuss at the upcoming POD Network Conference in Montreal, Quebec, from October 25th to 29th. Learn how to make the most of institutional assessment results for and as faculty members, and explore insights from […]

2017 Assessment Institute Presentations

2017 Assessment Institute Presentations

Join NSSE Scholars as they share valuable lessons for student affairs professionals, institutional assessment, and NSSE survey customization at the 2017 AI in Indianapolis, IN. Find the complete schedule here, or browse NSSE scholar presentations below. In particular, please join Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, NSSE Institute, and NILOA Senior Scholar as she takes part in the opening plenary panel discussion on Monday, October 23rd at […]

2017 AAC&U Global Learning Conference Presentation

2017 AAC&U Global Learning Conference Presentation

Join Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, NSSE Institute and NILOA Senior Scholar; Thomas Nelson Laird, IU Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research; and Alexander McCormick, IU Associate Professor and Director of the National Survey of Student Engagement as they speak about Exploring Disciplinary Differences in Global Engagement and Learning at the AAC&U Global Learning conference October 12-14 in New Orleans, LA. Read […]