Using NSSE to Answer Assessment Questions. Regional User’s Workshop October 2005. Shimon Sarraf Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University Bloomington. “NESSIE”. Overview. Why should “engagement” be assessed Assessment Techniques with NSSE data Group Exercise and Discussion.
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Regional User’s Workshop
Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University Bloomington
Because individual effort and involvement are the critical determinants of college impact, institutions should focus on the ways they can shape their academic, interpersonal, and extracurricular offerings to encourage student engagement.
Pascarella & Terenzini, How College Affects Students, 2005, p. 602
Quality of Effort (Pace)
Student Involvement (Astin)
Social and Academic Integration (Tinto)
Good Practices in Undergraduate Education (Chickering & Gamson)
Student Engagement (Kuh)
What is most valued at your institution, in departments, what does the data show?
Work on reducing or eliminating reports by students of never doing specific engagement activities.
Box & Whiskers
Seniors Scale Scores by Transfer Status
FY Student Responses to Stu-Fac Items by Year
FY and Senior Stu-Fac Scale Scores by Year
FY Scores on Four Scales by Year
Regression model predicting grades at the end of the first year.
A structural equation model explaining longitudinal relationships that lead to FY grades.
Selecting a peer group
Current or Aspirant Peers
Standard Frequency Report with Selected Peer Group
Special Peer Comparisons
Student Level Benchmark Report
Weighting your sample to look like the population
Comparability of survey items year-to-year
Use other assessment techniques (i.e., focus groups, other surveys) to validate your findings—NSSE is but one source of assessment informationData Considerations