How Institutions Use NSSE
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Explore our multi-volume growing repository of instructive and inspiring stories of institutions' evidence-based improvement initiatives and practical uses of NSSE data to enhance undergraduate teaching and learning.
- Using Data to Catalyze Change on Campus: Lessons from the Field–Volume 3 offers examples from 25 institutions illustrating various effective uses of NSSE results including the updated measures and redesigned reports introduced with NSSE's 14th administration in 2013.
- Lessons from the Field: Transitioning to the Updated NSSE gives brief accounts of how four institutions maximized the transition to the updated NSSE.
- Moving from Data to Action: Lessons from the Field–Volume 2 represents through 23 institutional examples the growing body of collective wisdom about the use of student engagement results to improve educational quality.
- Using NSSE to Assess and Improve Undergraduate Education: Lessons from the Field–Volume 1 captures in 19 institutional experiences key emerging lessons about using student engagement results to enhance college teaching and learning.
Search our database of more than 500 institutional examples of data use by keyword, institution name, time frame, Carnegie classification, and accreditation organization.
Using NSSE Data – Institutional Report and Annual Results
Explore the collective range of institutional experiences with NSSE by topical group including NSSE data uses for student affairs, by AASCU institutions, and for the first-year experience.
Visit college and university websites featuring exemplary displays of NSSE results in institutionally modified, accessible formats designed for different audiences.
View important institutional materials that highlight NSSE data including a strategic plan, an assessment brief, and an article in an alumni publication.