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ERIC Number: ED506656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
Using NSSE to Assess and Improve Undergraduate Education: Lessons from the Field
National Survey of Student Engagement
Assessment is a worthwhile undertaking when meaningful data are generated, evidence-based improvement initiatives are thoroughly considered and discussed, and results are ultimately used to improve educational effectiveness. National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) results are oriented toward such practical use. Each year, more campuses use their NSSE results in innovative ways to improve the undergraduate experience. In the spring and summer of 2008, NSSE conducted an in-depth examination of how institutions use their NSSE results. Staff members from the NSSE Institute and doctoral students from NSSE client service teams interviewed more than 40 representatives from participating colleges and universities. The institutions represented a range of size, Carnegie-type, region, locale, and private-public control. This report highlights the approaches these different types of institutions have taken to move from data to action. The institutions featured in this report illustrate valuable maxims and instructive lessons for maximizing the use and impact of NSSE results. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
National Survey of Student Engagement. Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, 1900 East 10th Street Suite 419, Bloomington, IN 47406. Tel: 812-856-5824; Fax: 812-856-5150; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, National Survey of Student Engagement
Identifiers - Location: California; Colorado; Indiana; Michigan; Nebraska; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma; South Carolina; Texas; Utah; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement