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What is NSSE?

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is administered at IU Southeast every 3 years. First-year and senior students from across the country and internationally participate to provide data to:

Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (Last Review 2009-10)

  • Assess and improve undergraduate education
  • Inform accountability and accreditation efforts
  • Facilitate national and sector benchmarking efforts (NSSE 2011).

Individual student responses are confidential and not identifiable in any reports.

The survey measures student engagement in two ways.

  • The amount of time and effort students expend scholastically.
  • How schools use resources and organize learning opportunities for students.

Sharing your thoughts can pay off BIG TIME!

Beginning Feb. 25, 2021, IU Southeast first-year and senior students will take a web version of the survey, which takes about 15 minutes to complete, making them eligible for a number of great prizes!

2021 Winners

March 22

  • Samantha Parker
  • Adam Neal
  • Erin Curl
  • John Wohlleb
  • Chloe Spencer
  • Zoe Wallace
  • Christina Kelty
  • Emma O'Connor
  • Emmaly Rose
  • Kaylee Newsom
  • Janet Rios
  • Kevin Rees
  • Rhonda Saltsman
  • Claudia Barea Cheda
  • Shaylee Seng
  • Jasmine Brown
  • Hallie Foe

March 15

  • Thomas Kalonji
  • Kendra Hale
  • Charissa McCoskey
  • Haley Smith
  • Peyton Rhodes
  • Shannon Linn
  • Ruth Munoz
  • Allison Smith
  • Jessica Murray
  • Caitlin Randall
  • Joseph Schmelz
  • Katherine Heishman
  • Hannah Ashby
  • Leleanna Ott
  • Ella Zoeller
  • Brooklyn Bruner
  • Samara Grant

March 3

  • Austin Grantz
  • Brantley White
  • Myriam Gudino-Nino
  • Alicia Reed
  • Bailey McLean
  • Kayla Swearer
  • Reece Grace
  • Kayla Crone
  • William Fink
  • Jacob Overton
  • Jordan Bales
  • Joanna Roy
  • Andrue Hobgood
  • Macie McCarty
  • Jennifer Dunn
  • Chloe Wade
  • Nathanael Mann

April 5

  • Meliza Karmo
  • Liliana Ambriz
  • Gradi Cunningham
  • Christopher Summers
  • Julia Verdouw
  • Robin Ray
  • Kaley Horne
  • Garland Noel
  • James Schlesener
  • Tatum Berry
  • Jeffrey Anderson
  • Ellison Livingstone
  • Jeremiah Dean
  • Brooklyn Niccum
  • Maggie Kime
  • Kayla Walls
  • Amanda Schneider
  • Isabella Thompson

April 13

  • Khuderchuluun Amgalanbaatar
  • Gunner Day
  • Daniel Hunter
  • Taylor Rennirt
  • Abigail Oliver
  • Beverly Ma
  • Alexandria Warren
  • Kodi Mitchell
  • Heavenly Tanner
  • Kayla Wallace
  • Kaitlyn Green
  • Virginia Weigleb
  • Kristine Zukokas
  • Brooklyn Bottorff
  • Makenzie Emily
  • Abby Colson
  • Jon Lewis
  • Brenley Berger
  • Zachary Witt
  • Harley Bush
  • Samantha Bearden

Why NSSE?

As posted on the IU Southeast website, part of the mission of the school is to “provide high-quality educational programs and services that promote student learning”, while faculty “create opportunities for students to engage in applied learning.”

In addition, the IU Southeast core value of Holistic Learning states that the campus “provide a rich educational environment of academic excellence that extends beyond the classroom and supports students in reaching their full potential” while seeking “ways to improve upon the quality and service” provided to students.

The NSSE serves the purpose of measuring student engagement in educational opportunities that are associated with learning and development, providing data to schools so that they may improve student learning. Since its launch in 2000, the NSSE has prided itself on ensuring validity and reliability of results, minimizing both non-response bias and mode effects (for further information please see the IU Data Quality webpage).

What can NSSE tell us?

The 2018 survey instrument is online and the 2018 Annual Results report (as well as results reports from 2000-2017) is also available for download. IU Southeast results from the 2018 administration will be made available and summarized later in 2018 for the campus community. In general, and among other things, the NSSE can tell us about:

  • Service-learning and the First-Year experience
  • Residence life
  • Greek life
  • Transfer students
  • Career services
  • Time spent on selected activities
  • Being prepared for class
  • Learning strategies by major category
  • Learning strategies of First-Generation students
  • Coursework
  • Global awareness experiences
  • Student participation patterns in career preparation (internships, clinical, etc.), reasons for participation, and student experiences
  • Level of academic challenge
  • Active and collaborative learning
  • Student-faculty interaction
  • Enriching educational experiences
  • Supportive campus environments

Results are shared with IU Southeast upon completion of the survey. Campus officials want to create positive change based on the experiences of students, so the campus takes NSSE results seriously and attempts to act on the data to foster positive change.

Not only does the data tell IU Southeast much about the student experience that cannot be obtained from other surveys of its nature, but IU Southeast results are compared across similar campuses and the IU system to better understand the context of the results.

NSSE research—how to use NSSE

NSSE and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) at IU Southeast believe firmly in communicating the results of the NSSE to the campus community to increase the understanding of the quality of our institution and that support institutional improvement. There are multiple ways in which the NSSE findings can be used:

  • Regional accreditation and quality improvement
  • Promoting service-learning and civic engagement
  • Advancing advising and the co-curriculum
  • Increasing retention and improving the first-year experience
  • Enhancing opportunities for study abroad.

In addition, NSSE data has been used in numerous conference papers and presentations and publications. OIE will be releasing targeted reports from the 2018 data to better encourage use of NSSE data across our campus.

NSSE Reports

REFERENCES:

  • NSSE. (2011). Fostering student engagement campuswide—annual results 2011.
    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research.
  • Mission, Vision, & Values” Web. 28 Nov. 2011.

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