Office of Academic Assessment




The National Survey of Student Engagement or NSSE ("nessie") is administered in the spring of the school year. All freshmen and seniors at UNI are invited to participate in this important survey that provides information on the student experience at UNI to help in shaping UNI programs and services.  For more information on NSSE, click here.


An invitation to participate in the survey will be sent by UNI e-mail on February 12, 2014, with several reminders sent following the invitation.


The names of all students returning the survey by midnight April 30 will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Watch your UNI e-mail for prize announcements. Prizes can be picked up during finals week.


Based on the response rate for the 2013 administration of NSSE, chances of winning a prize from the drawing for students completing the survey in 2013 are estimated at 1 in 65.


Prizes for the 2014 drawing include the following (with approximate retail value):


Grand Prize--Apple iPad 2


16 GB WiFi with Bonus Accessory Kit including Bluetooth speaker, Mini USB cable, wall charger, car charger, cleaning cloth, carrying pouch, aux cable and audio splitter. Total Value: $400


Other Prizes


UNI memorabilia from University Book & Supply:


UNI Fleece - $63

UNI Fight Song Banner - $43

UNI Folding Table - $40

UNI Plush Blanket - $35

UNI Logo Purple Twill Sweatshirt - $35

UNI Logo White Twill Sweatshirt - $35

UNI Logo Poster Print - $35

UNI Purple Fleece Blanket- $33

UNI Contigo Water Bottle - $25

UNI Team Trapper Winter Hat - $22

UNI Microfiber Baseball Hat - $20

UNI Metal License Plate Frame - $20

UNI Black T-Shirt - $17

UNI Yellow T-Shirt - $16

UNI Water Bottle - $16

UNI Logo Magnetic Sign - $16

UNI Purple T-Shirt - $15

UNI Pennant - $14

UNI Logo Car Flag - $13

UNI Plastic License Plate Frame - $13



Note: You can complete NSSE through the end of May, but prizes will be awarded from names of students who have completed the survey by midnight April 30.