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NSSE Survey

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Institutional Research coordinates a number of surveys to gather feedback from students and alumni about their educational experiences at WSU. These surveys provide information for evaluating and improving academic programs and student services.

NSSE provides participating institutions with a variety of reports (see below for more information about each report). These NSSE generated reports typically summarize responses for WSU first-year students and seniors, alongside responses from students from three customized comparison groups of peer institutions (see the “Selected Comparison Groups – All University” report for more information about these comparison groups).

NSSE 2017

NSSE Snapshot – All University

This collection of key findings from includes an overview of NSSE’s Engagement Indicators, High-Impact Practices, key academic challenge questions, students’ perceptions of their cognitive and affective development, as well as their overall satisfaction with the institution, and administration details.

Engagement Indicators – All University

This high-level summary of responses to related NSSE questions provides an overview on ten distinct aspects of student engagement, organized by theme: Academic Challenge, Learning with Peers, Experiences with Faculty, Campus Environment.

High Impact Practices – All University

Because of their positive associations with student learning and retention, this report focuses on the six high-impact practices in NSSE: service learning, learning communities, research with faculty, internships or field experiences, study abroad, and culminating senior experiences.

Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons – All University

This report presents question-by-question student responses to NSSE. For student responses to NSSE’s demographic questions, see the “Respondent Profile – All University” report.

First-Year Experiences and Senior Transitions – All University

This topical module includes a set of questions only for first-year students and a set only for seniors. First-year questions focus on academic perseverance, help-seeking behaviors, and institutional commitment, while the senior questions explore post-graduation plans, links between the academic major and future plans, and confidence with skills developed during college. Note that the peer institution comparison group for this topical module report is further customized based on the available institutions that also participated in this module.

Inclusiveness and Engagement w/Diversity – All University

This topical module examines environments, processes, and activities that reflect the engagement and validation of cultural diversity. Questions explore students’ exposure to inclusive teaching practices and intercultural learning; perceptions of institutional values and commitment regarding diversity; and participation in diversity-related programming and coursework. Note that the peer institution comparison group for this topical module report is further customized based on the available institutions that also participated in this module.

Respondent Profile – All University

This report presents both student- and institution-reported demographic information for NSSE respondents.

Selected Comparison Groups – All University

This report summarizes how peer institution comparison groups were constructed and lists our university-selected comparison groups.

Multi-Year Report – All University

Year-to-year comparisons for Engagement Indicators, High-Impact Practices, and key academic challenge questions are displayed for WSU’s 2014, 2015, and 2017 NSSE results. This report does not include peer institution comparison groups.

 

NSSE 2015

Engagement Indicators – All University

Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons – All University

High Impact Practices – All University

NSSE Snapshot – All University

Respondent Profile – All University

Experiences with Diverse Perspectives – All University

First-Year Experiences and Senior Transitions – All University

NSSE 2014

NSSE Snapshot – All University

Respondent Characteristics – All University

Pocket Guide Report – All University

High Impact Practices – All University

Experiences with Information Literacy – All University

Development of Transferable Skills – All University

NSSE 2012

Executive Snapshot – All University

Respondent Characteristics – All University

Benchmark Comparisons – Pullman

Means and Frequencies – Pullman

NSSE 2010

Executive Snapshot – All University

Respondent Characteristics – Pullman

Benchmark Comparisons – Pullman

Means and Frequencies – Pullman

NSSE 2008

Executive Snapshot (Pullman/Distance Education)

Benchmark Comparisons Report (Pullman)

Benchmark Comparisons Report (Distance Education)

Mean and Frequency Reports (Pullman)

Mean and Frequency Reports (Distance Education)

Respondent Characteristics (Pullman)

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