Student Engagement Surveys

These student engagement surveys collect information about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide in and out of the classroom for learning and personal development as well as the perception that faculty members have of how students engage in these various activities. Student engagement represents two critical features of collegiate quality. The first is the amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities. The second is how the institution deploys its resources and organizes the curriculum and other learning opportunities to get students to participate in activities that decades of research studies show are linked to student learning.

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National Survey of Student Engagement

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for learning and personal development of students. The results give an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time at college and what they gain from attending. For more information, please visit the NSSE quick facts or the NSSE & USA TODAY FAQ.

Michigan Tech's NSSE Reports




Faculty Survey of Student Engagement

The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) was designed to complement the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which is administered to undergraduate students. The faculty version focuses on:

  • Faculty perceptions of how often students engage in different activities.
  • The importance faculty place on various areas of learning and development.
  • The nature and frequency of faculty-student interactions.
  • How faculty members organize their time, both in and out of the classroom.

The project is coordinated by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research. FSSE is designed to measure faculty expectations for student engagement in educational practices that are empirically linked with high levels of learning and development. Since 2003, over 140,000 faculty members from more than 590 different colleges and universities have responded to the survey.

Michigan Tech's FSSE Reports