Since 2000, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has been collecting data from students at four-year colleges and universities around the country to assess the extent to which students engage in a variety of educationally effective activities. NSSE is cosponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Pew Forum on Undergraduate Learning. The University of Nebraska at Kearney has participated in the survey in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, and 2010.
The NSSE is designed to obtain, on an annual basis, information from scores of colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results will provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. Survey items on the NSSE represent empirically confirmed "good practices" in undergraduate education. That is, they reflect behaviors by students and institutions that are associated with desired outcomes of college.
In 2007, UNK also participated in the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE). Paired with NSSE results, FSSE offers a comprehensive look at student engagement on the UNK campus. We selected the Course-Based FSSE option which asks faculty members to respond to questions about student engagement based on a course taught during the current academic year.
The 2007 versions of the NSSE and FSSE surveys are available. Visit the NSSE website for more information about these measures.
- 2002-2010 NSSE Longitudinal Comparison
- 2007 NSSE
(These are selected reports from the NSSE data. If you would like more information, contact the Office of Assessment at 8495, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 2004 NSSE Summaries:
- 2003 NSSE Summaries:
- 2002 NSSE Summaries: