Lessons from the Field

How Institutions Use NSSE: Lessons from the Field

Lessons from the Field is a growing repository of practical ideas for NSSE institutions' evidence-based assessment and improvement initiatives. Read more than 120 institution data use stories in volumes 1-4 via the links below.

NSSE findings informed Andrews University faculty of the multiple ways they could provide feedback to students and deepened their understanding of students’ needs and expectations regarding feedback.

The University of Toronto’s succinct data display creates an enticing narrative for stakeholders to articulate the value of educational programs.

Cal State San Marcos is making progress toward establishing a culture of data to inform action and to demonstrate student learning outcomes.

IUPUI has historically used data to inform the creation of educational interventions, and the institution’s ongoing innovation keeps data alive in present-day conversations about the institution’s future.

View volumes 1-4 links to the full publication, and the most recent institution examples in Lessons from the Field Dispatch #1.

How Association Member Institutions Use NSSE Results

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We are always looking for fresh examples of institutional uses of NSSE to communicate results, promote evidence-based improvement, expand effective educational practices, integrate student support into the classroom, or develop and implement improvement initiatives for accreditation.

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Evidence-Based Improvement in Higher Education

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