Emmanuel Participating in National Survey of Student Engagement
February 06, 2012
Emmanuel is once again participating in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), an initiative aimed toward helping U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities better assess and improve undergraduate education and the student experience. Beginning February 8th, freshman and senior students will be contacted and invited to complete the survey.
The NSSE is an important way to gain insight on the quality of the education occurring on campuses around the country. Data collected through the survey is used to confirm "good practices" in undergraduate education and desired outcomes for students. Last year, more than 2 million students were invited to participate in the survey and report on their learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. Previously, 95% of all U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities participated.
At Emmanuel, the results of the NSSE inform the work of many departments and offices on campus and are viewed as a vital resource. Emmanuel has participated in the survey since 2004. Previous results have had an immense impact on life at the College, resulting in an increase in student research opportunities to enhanced facilities, among other improvements.
"The National Survey of Student Engagement provides members of Emmanuel's administration with information directly from students to help us improve our curriculum and general campus life," said Vice President of Academic Affairs Joyce De Leo. "The results provide a valuable service to Emmanuel. The greater the level of participation from our students, the greater the impact it has on our campus."
As part of the survey, students are asked to report on different aspects of their student experience. Survey topics include the quality and nature of student-faculty interaction, the level of academic challenge, and presence of active and collaborative learning. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Participating colleges and universities will continue to compile data throughout the spring 2012 semester. NSSE will publicize aggregate results in its annual results report.
Fore more information about the National Survey for Student Engagement, click here.