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 a few examples of the kinds of information NSSE provides, click here and here and here!


An invitation to participate in the survey was sent by UNI e-mail on February 19, 2015, with several reminders sent following the invitation.  Invited students will also be able to access the survey through their MyUNIverse page.


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 2014 administration of NSSE, chances of winning a prize from the drawing for students completing the survey in 2015 are estimated at 1 in 55.


Prizes for the 2015 drawing include the following (with approximate retail value):


Grand Prize--Apple iPad 2


16 GB WiFi. Total Value: $400


Other Prizes


UNI memorabilia from University Book & Supply:


UNI Logo ¼ Zip Jacket: $67

UNI Panther Logo Flag: $44

UNI All Weather Blanket: $40

UNI Hooded Sweatshirt – Purple: $37

UNI Fleece Blanket: $35

UNI Hooded Sweatshirt – Gray: $32

UNI Cooler Backpack: $28

UNI Panther Logo Canvas Print: $26

UNI 47 Brand Baseball Hat – Purple: $22

UNI Blender Bottle: $22

UNI T-shirt – Purple: $20

UNI Travel Tumbler – Purple: $20

UNI 16 Can Cooler: $19

UNI Tumbler – Clear: $18

UNI Baseball Hat – Yellow: $18

UNI T-shirt – Yellow: $18

UNI Drawstring Backpack: $16

UNI Pennant: $14

UNI Basketball T-shirt – Purple: $13

UNI 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.