NSSE Sightings

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 […]

Instructor Race and Gender Matter to Experiences with Faculty

Instructor Race and Gender Matter to Experiences with Faculty

Allison BrckaLorenz and Bridget Yuhas — As part of the 2016 Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), more than 14,500 instructional staff from 119 bachelor’s degree-granting institutions responded to questions about their engagement in effective teaching practices and aspects of their interactions with students. While only one in five instructional staff identified as faculty of color, we found that racial/ethnic and gender identifications were related […]

Ask a NSSE Analyst Webinar

Ask a NSSE Analyst Webinar

Bob Gonyea, Associate Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research, Amy Ribera, NSSE Research Analyst, and John Zilvinskis, NSSE Institute Project Associate, recently hosted the no-cost webinar titled, “Ask Me Anything – NSSE Research Analysts.” The town hall-style webinar answered questions about NSSE data, reports, and resources. The presenters briefly reviewed resources on topics such as common data recodes, sample analyses, the NSSE Report Builder, […]

A Commitment to Quality: NSSE’s Psychometric Portfolio

A Commitment to Quality: NSSE’s Psychometric Portfolio

Angie Miller — Ever wondered about the psychometric properties of NSSE?  If you are interested in learning more about our research exploring the reliability, validity, and other indicators of data quality for the survey, check out the NSSE Psychometric Portfolio.  The portfolio features many studies that assess the quality of our survey and the resulting data.  Each study is described in a short technical report […]

2017 ACPA Presentations

2017 ACPA Presentations

NSSE researchers will present findings on religion and spirituality, living environments and student engagement, student understanding of campus sexual assault policies, and student demands for more inclusive campuses at the Association of College Personnel Convention in Columbus, OH from Mar. 26 to 29. Look for the abstracts and session information on the convention’s curriculum page. The abstracts can also be found below.

2017 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference Presentation

2017 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference Presentation

NSSE analyst Kevin Fosnacht will discuss the conceptual underpinnings and utility of the Information Literacy NSSE module at the upcoming ACRL Conference, At the Helm: Leading Transformation, in Baltimore, MD. The session will take place on Friday, March 24 at 8:30 a.m. in Room 310. Read the abstract below, or find it as well as presentation times and other information about the conference on the […]