ERIC Number: ED482219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Developers Using the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) To Be Change Agents. National Roundtable Series.
During the 2002-2003 academic year, six roundtables were held to explore uses of the data from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) for improvement of student learning. This paper describes the roundtable discussion held in October 2002 at the Professional Organizational Development conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Thirteen faculty developers from across the country and nearly every higher education sector discussed institutional uses of data from the NSSE. The discussion focused on the ways in which faculty developers have used this new source of data available to campuses. Specific topics examined were impacts of use, availability of data, uses of data in faculty development activities, and ways in which NSSE data can be interpreted for faculty members. The roundtable focused on the: (1) need for inclusion of faculty developers in overall campus planning efforts; (2) data as the impetus for conversations about learning, diagnosing problems, priority setting, and resource allocation; (3) creation of a campus culture of change through using the data in faculty and teaching assistant orientation and in supporting services of Centers of Teaching and Learning; and (4) challenges of and suggestions for interpreting data for faculty. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement