Examples of NSSE Data Use by Topic
Using NSSE Data sections from the NSSE Institutional Report
Examples compiled from the collective experience of participating NSSE schools, provide a broad overview of the possibilities for institutions to use their data in meaningful ways.
Lessons from the Field - Volumes 1, 2 and 3
Reports highlight the approaches different types of institutions have taken to use their NSSE results in innovative ways to improve the undergraduate experience. Copies are available for download.
How Research Universities Use NSSE Data
Research universities have been consistently well represented in NSSE. The short brief, How Research Universities Use NSSE Data, highlights examples of research institutions that have used their results to explore teaching and learning, assess educational effectiveness, and improve the conditions for student success.
NSSE Data for Student Affairs
Examples of how student affairs departments, often in collaboration with academic affairs, have used NSSE data to initiate programs that support assessment and improvement efforts.
Assessing the First-Year Experience
Examples of how institutions have focused on learning communities, first-year programs, and other initiatives to maximize student success and persistence.
How AASCU Colleges and Universities Use Their NSSE Data
Brief summaries of how American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) institutions have used NSSE data to examine aspects of student engagement that need attention, develop first-year experience programs, modify general education programs, create strategic plans, and support assessment and accountability studies.
How Liberal Arts Colleges Use NSSE Data
How small and mid-sized private colleges and universities are using their NSSE data to document the effectiveness and quality of their undergraduate programs.
How Institutions Encourage Student Participation and Disseminate Results
Samples of flyers and incentives to promote student participation in the NSSE survey. Also examples of brochures that inform internal and external audiences of NSSE results.
Examples of Institutional Web Sites That Publicly Display NSSE Results
Many colleges and universities have posted NSSEresults on their Web sites. The Web site examples presented here go a step further by displaying NSSE results in institutionally modified, accessible formats designed for different audiences.