NSSE in the News
A, B, C or D? Who better to ask than students whether universities are following best practices and making them happy?
Findings from the NSSE have helped institutions of higher education in Canada find more innovative ways of engaging their students
Related to the release of the NSSE publication regarding the engagement level of veterans, this article outlines how veterans are craving more support in their collegiate experience
Survey: Veterans feel lack of support returning to college Students who pursue education after duty say UW is exception to national trend
The Badger Herald (November/2010)
In relation to the release of the Annual Results from the National Survey of Student Engagement, this article speaks of the findings student veterans say they receive little support from college campuses upon returning to school after serving in the military.
Deseret News (November/2010)
Article in relation to the Nov. 4 release of the 2010 Annual Results. Article outlines how one would expect different types of schools to have different types of results, but also explains how NSSE results show that different majors can have different levels of engagement.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (November/2010)
An article written by Sara Lipka in relation to the release of the 2010 NSSE Annual Results. The main focus of the article is about how the results are being used at different institutions.
Inside Higher Ed (November/2010)
A post on insidehighered.com detailing findings relating to student engagement results of veterans, as discussed in the NSSE Annual Results 2010.
The Washington Post (November/2010)
Jenna Johnson of the Washington Post discusses the release of the 2010 NSSE Annual Results. This article focuses primarily on student veterans of the armed forces and areas veterans are not feeling supported on college and university campuses.
USA TODAY (November/2010)
Though this site is not new, the current page contains updated NSSE data on the college search map. The article contains information about how the NSSE works, and how prospective college students can use the data in their decision making process.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette (November/2010)
A brief posted to the Post-Gazette website outlining the recently released findings about Veteran students from the 2010 NSSE Annual Results.
Chronicle of Higher Education (November/2010)
An article written by Sara Lipka in relation to the release of the 2010 NSSE Annual Results. The article outlines some of the primary findings from the 2010 administration. In particular, there is a focus on the findings surrounding Veteran students.
Veterans in college perceive lower levels of campus support and interact less with faculty than non-veterans, survey finds
IU Newsroom (November/2010)
Released finding from the NSSE find that student veterans attending colleges and universities generally perceive lower levels of campus support than non-veterans, in particular, they reported less interaction with faculty members.
Barry McNamara describes NSSE and its use at Monmouth College.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education (August/2010)
An article by Toni Coleman articulates how the NSSE has been useful in fostering minority student success
Times Higher Education (August/2010)
Sarah Cunanne from Times Higher Education writes an article related to the FSSE findings in the use of technology by faculty in their instruction.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (July/2010)
The Chronicle reports on findings from the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement and the levels of technology use by professors for various purposes, such as student management systems, blogs, videoconferencing, etc.
Inside Higher Ed (July/2010)
Patti K. See, author and university administrator, gives a first-hand account of her experience with helicopter parents and as one. She cites NSSE data on the student engagement levels of the children of helicopter parents while telling her story.
University World News (July/2010)
Jim Cote writes this piece to "ask whether the levels of student disengagement observed in Canada and the US are also found in massified systems in other countries." The NSSE is the principle source for the US and Canadian data.
The Boston Globe (July/2010)
Keith O'Brien explores the issue of reduced time that students spend studying. The NSSE is one of the resources used for data, as well as a few quotes from Jillian Kinzie.
Psychology Today (June/2010)
Margaret K. Nelson, author of Parenting Out of Control: Anxious Parents in Uncertain Times, weighs in on a recent report that suggests that helicopter parents have a negative influence on college students. She questions the report's findings while citing NSSE data that suggests children of helicopter parents have satisfying college experiences.
USA TODAY (June/2010)
This Q&A of Margaret K. Nelson, author of Parenting Out of Control: Anxious Parents in Uncertain Times, discusses her book and its implications on the academy. Nelson also addresses NSSE's findings on helicopter parents.
Los Angeles Times (May/2010)
The senior theses or creative research project are becoming increasingly common before students complete undergraduate studies. As educators cite these activities as meaningful tools for synthesizing entire academic careers into one project, statistics from NSSE are used to validate this current trend in higher education.
Education This Week (April/2010)
The need for more faculty at Canadian institutions is argued based on NSSE results. These Canadian institutions' results are compared to institutions in other countries' results. The difference in these results are argued to promote quality among Canadian college graduates to compete in the 21st Century.
The Arizona Republic (April/2010)
Daniel Garvey, retiring president of 10 years at Prescott College, reflects on his administration and cites NSSE data as proof that his students became more engaged during his tenure.
The Eyeopener (March/2010)
Ryerson University of Toronto student affairs officials make an argument for increased funding of student services based on student engagement results. Ryerson, the second to last of 22 Canadian schools when it comes to student services funding, cites NSSE as proof that the institution still serves its students well, despite the lack of funding. For more on Ryerson and student services, read this article.
The Washington Post (March/2010)
Jay Mathews, education columnist for The Washington Post, discusses how college leaders may frequently misinterpret the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 by assuming they cannot talk to parents. However, this column revisits past NSSE findings that show the benefits of parents being involved in students' collegiate experience.
Innovative new campus initiatives have changed the typical student experience at the University of British Columbia. Why the change? Data from the NSSE survey informed campus administrators that students were disengaged. For more on UBC and NSSE, read this article by Tom Henheffer.
The NSSE survey, along with a Canadian survey, is featured for how it examines student engagement in college. For more on how Canadian institutions' results to the survey, check out this article by Mark Dwyer.
The Washington Post (February/2010)
The NSSE survey tool is highlighted as a great equalizer in higher education. As several institutions do not fair well in many popular college rankings, this article credits NSSE with providing participants with data on student engagement. The survey is featured for its findings of highly engaged students enrolled at institutions that do not typically gain public recognition for college rankings.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (February/2010)
When looking at the challenges college students face, NSSE data is used to look at how many hours study in college.
Inside Higher Ed (January/2010)
Douglas C. Bennett, president of Earlham College, argues for a change in how institutions of higher education are accredited in the U.S. Bennett bargains that the use of NSSE results would support public accountability. Earlham has participated in NSSE for seven of the survey's 10 years of existence.
The Washington Post (January/2010)
Jay Mathews, education columnist for The Washington Post, outlines five aspects of college that parents may be unaware about. He cites past NSSE survey findings on helicopter parents and how college privacy rules work.
TIME Magazine (January/2010)
Kevin Carey, policy director of Washington D.C.-based Education Sector, weighs in on holding colleges accountable. NSSE is mentioned as a data source the public can use to better assess colleges.
The New York Times (January/2010)
The New York Times publishes a list of NSSE results from institutions, specific to the areas of relationship with faculty and class preparation time, among others.