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Nsse16 Frequencies And Statistical Comparisons (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement Jul 2016

Nsse16 Frequencies And Statistical Comparisons (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement


The Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons report presents item-by-item student responses and statistical comparisons that allow you to examine patterns of similarity and difference between your students and those at your comparison group institutions. The report uses information from all randomly selected or census-administered students. The display below highlights important details in the report to keep in mind when interpreting your results. For more information please visit our website ( or contact a member of the NSSE team.

Nsse16 Engagement Indicators (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement Jul 2016

Nsse16 Engagement Indicators (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement


Engagement Indicators (EIs) provide a useful summary of the detailed information contained in your students’ NSSE responses. By combining responses to related NSSE questions, each EI offers valuable information about a distinct aspect of student engagement. Ten indicators, based on three to eight survey questions each (a total of 47 survey questions), are organized into four broad themes as shown at right.

Nsse16 Student Comments (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement Jul 2016

Nsse16 Student Comments (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement


The final page of the NSSE survey asked students to respond to the following question in an open text box:

"If you have any additional comments or feedback that you'd like to share on the quality of your educational experience, please type them below."

Nsse16 Topical Module - Academic Advising (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement Jul 2016

Nsse16 Topical Module - Academic Advising (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement


This module examines students' experiences with academic advising, including frequency, accessibility, and types of information provided. It also asks students to identify their primary source of advice. The module complements a question on the core survey about the quality of students’ interactions with academic advisors. Complementary FSSE set available.

Nsse16 High-Impact Practices (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement Jul 2016

Nsse16 High-Impact Practices (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement


Due to their positive associations with student learning and retention, certain undergraduate opportunities are designated "high-impact." High-Impact Practices (HIPs) share several traits: They demand 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. As a result, participation in these practices can be life-changing (Kuh, 2008). NSSE founding director George Kuh recommends that institutions should aspire for all students to participate in at least two HIPs over the course of their undergraduate experience—one during the first year and one in the ...

Nsse16 Pocket Guide Report (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement Jul 2016

Nsse16 Pocket Guide Report (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement


To focus public awareness on what constitutes quality in the college experience, NSSE developed A Pocket Guide to Choosing a College. This helpful brochure gives prospective students and their families key questions to ask during their campus visits, allowing them to actively consider student engagement during the college choice process.

Student responses to selected questions from the NSSE pocket guide are presented in a new report entitled A Pocket Guide to Choosing a College: NSSE 2016 Answers from Students, part of your NSSE Institutional Report 2016. This report replaces The Student Experience in Brief included in institutional reports through 2012.

Nsse16 Administration Summary (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement Jul 2016

Nsse16 Administration Summary (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement


This report provides an overview of your NSSE administration, including details about your population and sample, response rates, representativeness of your respondents, survey customization choices, and recruitment message schedule. This information can be useful for assessing data quality and planning future NSSE administrations.

Nsse16  Snapshot (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement Jul 2016

Nsse16  Snapshot (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement


Student engagement represents two critical features of collegiate quality. The first is the amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities. The second is how institutional resources, courses, and other learning opportunities facilitate student participation in activities that matter to student learning. NSSE surveys first-year and senior students to assess their levels of engagement and related information about their experience at your institution.

This Snapshot is a concise collection of key findings from your institution’s NSSE 2016 administration. We hope this information stimulates discussions about the undergraduate experience. Additional details about these ...

Nsse16 Respondent Profile (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement Jul 2016

Nsse16 Respondent Profile (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement


The Respondent Profile presents both student- and institution-reported demographic information, allowing you to examine similarities and differences between your students and those at your comparison group institutions. This report uses information from all randomly selected or census-administered students. The display below highlights important details in the report to keep in mind when interpreting your results. For more information please visit our website ( or contact your NSSE Project Services team.

Nsse16 Selected Comparison Groups (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement Jul 2016

Nsse16 Selected Comparison Groups (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement


The NSSE Institutional Report displays core survey results for your students alongside those of three comparison groups. In May, your institution was invited to customize these groups via a form on the Institution Interface. This report summarizes how your comparison groups were constructed and lists the institutions within them.

NSSE comparison groups may be customized by (a) identifying specific institutions from the list of all 2015 and 2016 NSSE participants, (b) composing the group by selecting institutional characteristics, or (c) a combination of these.Institutions that chose not to customize received default groupsa that provide relevant comparisons for most ...

Nsse16 Topical Module - Civic Engagement (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement Jul 2016

Nsse16 Topical Module - Civic Engagement (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement


Adapted from a pilot survey that was developed by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, this module asks students to assess their conflict resolution skills and examines how often students have engaged with local or campus and state/national/global issues. The module complements questions on the core survey about service-learning, community service or volunteer work, and becoming an informed and active citizen. Complementary FSSE set available.

Nsse16 Topical Module - Civic Engagement Student Comments (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement Jul 2016

Nsse16 Topical Module - Civic Engagement Student Comments (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement


The final question of the Civic Engagement module asked students to respond to the following question in an open text box:

"Think about the experiences you may have had with local, campus, state, national, or global issues. What about these experiences has been most meaningful to you?"

Nsse16 Multi-Year Report (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement Jun 2016

Nsse16 Multi-Year Report (Uno), National Survey Of Student Engagement


For institutions participating in multiple NSSE administrations since 2013, the year of the last survey update, this report presents year-to-year 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 more information and recommendations for analyzing NSSE data over time, consult the Multi-Year Data Analysis Guide on the NSSE website.

This report contains three main parts: (a) a page that provides a ...