The National Survey of Student Engagement
Begins February 21st, 2011
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE, pronounced nessie) surveys freshmen and senior students about their academic experiences. NSSE was developed by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and has been in use since 2000.
NSSE was first administered at UGA in 2003, then again in 2005 and 2007. In 2008, 773 colleges and universities in the US and Canada, including the University of Georgia, participated in NSSE. Approximately 4000 freshmen and 4000 seniors at UGA were invited to participate in the 2008 NSSE. Results are presented in the reports listed below.
UGA is again participating in NSSE in spring 2011. Most freshmen and seniors will be sent invitations in February. A campus-wide steering committee is again coordinating the administration and analysis of results.
The National Survey of Student Engagement provides important information about the quality of undergraduate education. At UGA, several major initiatives have been developed or expanded as a result of responses in past years, including the creation of the Office of Service Learning, UGA Writing Centers, Learning Communities, the Provost’s Task Force on General Education and Student Learning, and the Bulldog Book Club.
In addition to the NSSE, UGA participated in the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) in 2008. We also have begun participating in the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) given to freshmen during summer orientation in 2010 and 2011.
For more information about NSSE, FSSE, and BCSSE, click on the links below:
2011 UGA NSSE Report
2010 UGA BCSSE Report
2008 UGA FSSE Report
2008 UGA NSSE Report
NSSE/FSSE home page
2010 UGA NSSE Steering Committee members
2008 UGA NSSE/FSSE Steering Committee members
2011 NSSE Means and Frequencies
2011 NSSE Respondent Characteristics
The NSSE Steering Committee is grateful to the following sponsors/partners:
- The Office of the Vice President for Instruction
- The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
- The Office of Academic Planning
General questions about the National Survey of Student Engagement may be sent to email@example.com.
Questions about UGA’s participation in and results from NSSE surveys may be sent to:
Office of the Vice President for Instruction
The University of Georgia
308 New College
Athens, GA 30602-1695