Encouraging Student Participation
To help you publicize NSSE survey administration and develop promotional materials for your campus, we have created:
- a checklist of tips and ideas for ways to get information about NSSE out to students
- a resource on acceptable survey promotion practices
- a gallery of examples of how colleges and universities have promoted the NSSE survey
Find a checklist (PDF) of search suggestion with institutional examples that illustrate ways to help promote student participation in NSSE.
In this document , find acceptable promotion practices, suggested incentives, and general campus promotion strategies, along with ethical considerations in survey research.
Institutions use posters, flyers, radio announcements, Web site news items, YouTube, and slide presentations to encourage students to participate in the survey. These examples also show how schools have disseminated their NSSE results across campus and in their recruitment materials.
Please note the examples we provide only are intended to generate ideas for promotional materials. Direct copying of any example displayed is a violation of copyright law.
We encourage institutions to send us copies of their promotional materials to feature on these Web pages. Please contact Jillian Kinzie, NSSE Institute, for more information.
If you are interested in using the NSSE Logo on any of the Web pages or publications that you create, please take the time to review our Logo Use Policy.
What is a "good" response rate? Does a low rate automatically jeopardize data quality? The NSSE Response Rate FAQ sheet helps users respond to such questions and to facilitate a broader conversation about assessing survey data quality. It highlights recent NSSE research demonstrating the reliability of survey estimates once a minimum number of respondents is reached.