University-wide surveys are administered on a systematic cycle that allows for continuous improvement in the assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness. The results of these surveys are used by faculty, staff and administrators to support annual review of academic and non-academic goals.
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) collects information from first-year and senior students about the characteristics and quality of their undergraduate experience. NSSE measures the extent to which students engage in effective educational practices that are empirically linked with learning, personal development, and other desired outcomes such as persistence, satisfaction, and graduation. NSSE data are used by faculty, administrators, researchers, and others for institutional improvement, public reporting, and related purposes.<br\>
Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE)
The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) complements the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). FSSE measures faculty members’ expectations of student engagement in educational practices that are empirically linked with high levels of learning and development. The survey also collects information about how faculty members spend their time on professorial activities, such as teaching and scholarship, and what kinds of learning experiences their institutions emphasize. The information can be a catalyst for productive discussions related to teaching, learning, and the quality of students’ educational experiences.
Senior Outcomes Assessment Survey (SOAS)
The Senior Outcomes Assessment Survey (SOAS) is administered to seniors who have applied for graduation prior to each available graduation date (December, May, August). This assessment examines the experiences and plans of graduating seniors.