Encouraging Participation

Encouraging Student Participation

To help colleges and universities publicize NSSE survey administrations and develop promotional materials, 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

Survey Administration Tips

Find a checklist of suggestions to help promote NSSE survey participation.

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Increasing Participation Effectively and Ethically

Find acceptable promotion practices, suggested incentives, and general campus promotion strategies, along with ethical considerations in survey research.

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Promotion Examples

Institutions use posters, flyers, radio announcements, website news items, YouTube, and slide presentations to encourage student survey participation. The examples we provide are only intended to generate ideas for promotional materials. Direct copying of any example is a violation of copyright law. If you are interested in using the NSSE logo with any of your web pages or publications, please review our Logo Use Policy.

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