Assessment at UNI









NSSE Administration at UNI


The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has been administered through the Office of Academic Assessment since the spring semester of 2006. 


UNI provides a database with names and e-mail addresses of first-year and senior students; NSSE sends invitations and reminders to the students, beginning in early February.  The survey is completed on the Web; UNI receives data and reports for the survey administration in September.


NSSE data are used by the UNI Diversity Council, the First-Year Council, Advising Services, the University Writing Committee, the UNI Strategic Planning Committee, and other groups on campus. NSSE results are used, along with other data, for assessment of learning in the Liberal Arts Core at UNI. 


For an overview of the use of NSSE data at UNI, see NSSE's Lessons from the Field, Volume 3: Using Data to Catalyze Change on Campus, pages 13-14.


The most current data is from administration of the survey in Spring 2015. NSSE was sent to 1983 first-year students and 3247 seniors.  Five hundred seventy-eight first-year students (29%) and eight hundred forty-one (26%) responded, for an overall response rate of 27%.  


For specific information on results from NSSE surveys, see information available from the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.



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