National Survey of Student Engagement/Faculty Survey of Student Engagement
Through its student survey, The College Student Report, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college.
Survey items on the College Student Report represent empirically confirmed "good practices" in undergraduate education. NSSE doesn’t assess student learning directly, but survey results point to areas where colleges and universities are performing well and aspects of the undergraduate experience that could be improved.
The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) was designed to complement the NSSE, which is administered to undergraduate students. The faculty version focuses on:
- Faculty perceptions of how often students engage in different activities.
- The importance faculty place on various areas of learning and development.
- The nature and frequency of faculty-student interactions.
- How faculty members organize their time, both in and out of the classroom.