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ERIC Number: ED537442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 52
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Student Learning and Institutional Improvement: Lessons from NSSE at 13. Annual Results 2012
National Survey of Student Engagement
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational practices associated with high levels of learning and development. The selected results reported are based on more than 285,000 census-administered or randomly sampled students attending 546 U.S. bachelor's degree-granting institutions that participated in NSSE in Spring 2012 (eight U.S. institutions were excluded due to special circumstances). This paper contains several themes. The first--Key NSSE Findings Revisited and Updated--not only revisits some of the strongest and most consistent findings to date, but refreshes and at times amplifies the prior results using 2012 data. The second theme reviews the updated NSSE survey for 2013 and introduces new content, summary measures, and customization options. Next, the results are presented from three sets of experimental questions, each of which delves into key issues and trends faced by today's college students: choice of major, financial stress, and social networking. Finally, this paper uses data from the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) and the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) to provide additional evidence of the utility of these companion instruments. These include an analysis of high school engagement and campus support, and how faculty may differ in their teaching approaches by disciplinary area. A list of resources is included. (Contains 9 tables, 14 figures and 19 references and resources.) [For the 2011 report, see ED527089.]
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: Parents; Students; Support Staff; Media Staff; Counselors; Teachers; Administrators; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Authoring Institution: Indiana University, National Survey of Student Engagement
Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan; California; Canada; Egypt; Illinois; Iowa; Iraq; Lebanon; Minnesota; New Jersey; New York; Qatar; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom (England); United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement