NSSE Accreditation Toolkits

NSSE Accreditation Toolkits provide suggestions for using NSSE results as evidence to support your institution's accreditation efforts with an emphasis on mapping student engagement results to regional and professional accreditation standards.

Accreditation Toolkits Information Sheet

Specialized Accreditation Toolkits

Guidelines map NSSE survey items to professional accreditation standards related to specific areas of specialized study.

  • ABET: Applied Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Information Systems
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB): Business , Accounting
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE): Teacher education
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Standards

Comments about the Accreditation Toolkits

"I liked the idea of the Accreditation Toolkit in which NSSE questions are linked to the Middle States standards. I plan to develop this theme on my campus and involve NSSE data in accreditation reports.

I liked the presentation about the NCA accreditation visit because it gave me a real example of what the school needed to work on, and how it used NSSE data to improve. When we are up for accreditation in the next couple of years, I can use NSSE data to look at those same areas and see how our campus is going, and what, if anything, needs to change.

Evidence-Based Improvement in Higher Education

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