We invite all institutions that are eligible for NSSE to participate in the administration of the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement. FSSE handles all aspects of survey administration, including invitations, follow-up messages, delivery of the online survey, compilations of data, and analysis of results.
FSSE will be administered each spring at participating bachelor’s-granting colleges and universities.
Each institution provides the names and e-mail addresses of its selected sample of instructional staff (faculty, instructors, and/or graduate students who teach) who will teach at least one undergraduate course in the academic year of administration.
Faculty/instructor responses are anonymous to their institution.
Customization options include a selection of topical modules, the addition of FSSE consortium questions that parallel NSSE consortium or system questions, and customization of disciplines to complement NSSE major groupings.
Participating institutions will receive customized reports and a raw data file of instructional staff responses.
Institutional Reports from the previous survey cycle are delivered to last year's FSSE participants:
Customized reports of instructional staff responses;
A report based on instructional staff and student participation in effective educational practices;
A report of instructional staff responses by disciplinary area;
A data file of instructional staff responses; and
An overview of the participating institutions and respondents
Materials preparation (e.g., customized survey invitation, population file) occupies attention between September and December. FSSE participants submit materials and FSSE staff review and process materials for the spring administration. Materials processing can be lengthy, and FSSE staff will communicate with FSSE participants regularly throughout this period to resolve questions and issues on materials.