National Survey of Student Engagement

The National Survey of Student Engagement is designed to focus on what matters most to student learning: what students do and what they say about their experience, the things that really matter to quality undergraduate education. It surveys and reports on all first-year and senior bachelor's degree-seeking students of all participating institutions. The survey, launched in 2000 and updated in 2013, assesses the extent to which students engage in educational practices associated with high levels of learning and development. The questionnaire collects information in five categories: (1) participation in dozens of educationally purposeful activities, (2) institutional requirements and the challenging nature of coursework, (3) perceptions of the college environment, (4) estimates of educational and personal growth since starting college, and (5) background and demographic information. The information will help the decision makers at JSU make improvements to our curriculum and general campus life. Participating in this survey will allow us to compare teaching and learning effectiveness at JSU with national benchmarks for similar types of institutions. To learn more about it, please click here. A copy of the survey can be viewed here. In 2013, NSSE added 5 topical modules that allow participating institutions to explore deeper in areas such as academic advising, civic engagement, experiences with diversity, technology, and writing. A copy of one of the modules, Learning with Technology, which JSU participated in can be viewed here.