Add a "Group" Variable to the Report Builder
To increase the utility of the Report Builder, institutions can incorporate campus-specific student groups or categories using the “Group1” field in the population file. For example, an institution can submit identifiers for a special academic support program, residence hall, or branch campus.
Institutions can include up to five Group variables in the population file, but only “Group1” will be integrated into the Report Builder, assuming the field has been formatted appropriately (see specifications below). Group1 is automatically included in the Report Builder, so contact NSSE Project Services if you do not want it to be made available.
To take advantage of this feature, review the following specifications.
- Column label - Include all relevant data under the “Group1” field (do not edit the column label). This will help ensure a successful population file upload as well as provide the needed information for the Institutional Report Builder.
- Category limit - No more than 10 categories can be included within the Group1 field.
- Category labels - Category labels must not exceed 10 alphanumeric characters and should be clearly identifiable by the institution. NSSE will not collect additional information to assist with interpreting results.
- No missing data - We recommend that all students in your population file be assigned to a specific category.
Contact your NSSE Project Services team with questions.