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The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a nationally used student survey that is part of Gallaudet's efforts to assess and strengthen our institutional effectiveness. Other institutional student surveys include the Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI), the HEDS Teaching Quality Survey, and the Alumni Survey.
GU participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2017. Currently GU administers NSSE tri-annually, alternating with other surveys. The next administration will be in 2020.
The NSSE collects information from first-year and senior students at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities all over the country. Since 1999, more than 1,500 undergraduate degree granting colleges and universities have used the NSSE to collect information about student participation in educational programs and campus activities.
NSSE is a research-based psychometrically sound tool used by institutions to:
Research shows that higher student engagement in educationally purposeful activities leads to greater student achievement, persistence, and graduation.
The NSSE survey focuses on four themes and ten engagement indicators, as shown below:
In addition to the Themes and Engagement Indicators, NSSE also focuses on six High Impact Practices:
For more information on NSSE, visit the NSSE homepage.
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