National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The following PDFs contain summary information from the 2015 administration of the NSSE.

Engagement Indicators

This report combines responses to related NSSE questions into three themes: Academic Challenge, Learning with Peers, Experiences with Faculty, and Campus Environment.

Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons

The report presents item-by-item student responses and statistical comparisons that allow you to examine patterns of similarity and difference between our students and those at comparison group institutions.

High-Impact Practices

This report looks at students' participation in events that require considerable time and effort, facilitate learning outside of the classroom, require meaningful interactions with faculty and students, encourage collaboration with diverse others, and provide frequent and substantive feedback.  These practices are divided into:

● Learning community or some other formal program where groups of students take two or more classes together
● Courses that included a community-based project (service-learning)
● Work with a faculty member on a research project
● Internship, co-op, field experience, student teaching, or clinical placement
● Study abroad
● Culminating senior experience (capstone course, senior project or thesis, comprehensive exam, portfolio, etc.)

Multi-Year Report

This report presents year-to-year (2015 to 2013) results for Engagement Indicators (EIs), High-Impact Practices (HIPs), and key academic challenge  items to illustrate patterns of change or stability. It also provides details such as number of respondents, standard deviation, and standard error so that statistical tests can be calculated.​

For further information contact:

Ron Stevens, PhD
Director of Assessment Services
Communications Building
Phone: 919.658.7834