Director’s Message

NSSE Co-Directors' Message: Exploring Rebounding Engagement, High-Impact Practice Quality, and Higher Education Hot Topics

Jillian Kinzie, Ph.D., and Cindy Ann Kilgo, Ph.D.

It has been over a year since we started our journey as Interim Co-Directors of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). We have been creating changes to aspects of NSSE that we hope will set the foundation for the future NSSE Director. Some of these changes are visible in our Annual Results, including updates to use more inclusive language and better study students holding minoritized identities. We view these changes and others we’ve worked on during our tenure in this interim role as important to NSSE’s future and to assuring the value of the project for assessing quality in undergraduate education.

NSSE and its affiliated projects do not exist to survey college students. Rather, we support evidence-informed improvement. We’re eager to learn more about how findings from NSSE are put to good use, in particular to enhance equity and inclusion in colleges and universities.