National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
New for 2014
The 2013-2014 academic year marks the third time that Memorial University will be participating in the National Survey of Student Engagement. Unlike the previous two iterations in 2008 and 2011, this year marks a new format of the NSSE with the addition of “modules” that an institution can select to garner information on specific topics. However, the limit is a selection of two modules to add to the survey. As such, CIAP is seeking input from certain parties on campus in an effort to address areas of the most interest.
Almost a quarter of the old NSSE from 2011 has been removed with an equal amount of new material added. In addition, the NSSE now includes the possibility to choose up to two topical modules – short question sets on such topics as
- Academic Advising,
- Civic Engagement,
- Development of Transferable Skills,
- Experiences with Diverse Perspectives,
- Experiences with Writing,
- Information Engagement,
- Learning with Technology, and
- Information Literacy
Further details about the new NSSE instrument and the modules can be found at the following link: http://nsse.iub.edu/html/survey_instruments.cfm
If you have any questions or interest in the NSSE and the modules that we might select in 2014, please contact us at email@example.com
About the NSSE
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is administered by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research on a yearly basis during the spring academic term. Typically, institutions participate about every three to four years to allow for proper data analysis and disemination. Memorial University participated for the first time in 2008.
The NSSE focuses on undergraduate student participation in programs and activities offered by the institution. The questions on the survey "represent empirically confirmed 'good practices' in undergraduate education."
The NSSE was created to accomplish two core objectives:
1. Refocus the national discourse about colled quality on teaching and learning;
2. Provide colleges and universities with diagnostic, actionable information that can inform efforts to improve the quality of undergraduate education.
The population for the NSSE is all undergraduate first-year and senior level students. Definitions for what is meant by "First-year" and "Senior" students can be found here.