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Bringing the Institution into Focus—Annual Results 2014,
to be released November 20, 2014

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NSSE Publication

Moving from Data to Action: Lessons from the Field–Volume 2
Released June 1

Volume 2 of the Lessons from the Field series highlights new examples of how institutions are using NSSE data to enhance undergraduate teaching and learning. In this volume, we feature institutions that continue to move from collecting data to taking action.

Snapshot of Institutional
Data Use

Pace University had long provided coordinated programs for first-year students to promote their success. These efforts seemed effective as evidenced by a stabilized first-year retention rate of 76–77%. However, no special initiatives or programs addressed the needs of students in their sophomore year and there was growing concern over a drop off in retention rate. A “Sophomore Working Group,” comprised of faculty, academic administrators, and student affairs professionals, began to focus on developing a special program or “experience” for sophomores.

Pace University had long provided coordinated programs for first-year students to promote their success. These efforts seemed effective as evidenced by a stabilized first-year retention rate of 76–77%. However, no special initiatives or programs addressed the needs of students in their sophomore year and there was growing concern over a drop off in retention rate. A “Sophomore Working Group,” comprised of faculty, academic administrators, and student affairs professionals, began to focus on developing a special program or “experience” for sophomores.

Spanish Pocket Guide Available

The Spanish-language version of NSSE's Pocket Guide to Choosing a College -- Una Guia de Bolsillo Para Escoger una Universidad: Preguntas a hacer en tus visitas universitarias -- expands access for Spanish-speaking families to important questions that students and parents should consider as they visit colleges and universities . NSSE offers free copies of the Spanish Pocket Guide to high schools, colleges and non-profit education organizations. More details...

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NSSE Mobile Pocket Guide


Mobile Version QR code
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Sample Poster/Postcard
Using QR Code

Admissions offices and campus tour staff can incorporate the QR code to access the NSSE mobile pocket guide on recruitment and admissions materials for students and their families.


View poster/postcard mock up (PDF)