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University Surveys



Data Collected Years
Freshmen Students (Summer) Demographic characteristics; expectations of the college experience; secondary school experiences; degree goals and career plans; college finances; attitudes, values, and life goals; reasons for attending college 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Freshmen Students

Senior Students (Spring)


Students report quality of effort inside and outside the classroom, including time devoted to various activities and amount of reading and writing, higher order thinking skills, quality of interactions, educational and personal gains, and satisfaction.

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,


Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) All Enrolled Students The survey covers most aspects of the student experience 1998, 2003
Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA)

Freshmen Students (Fall)

Senior Students (Spring)

Performance Tasks - students use critical thinking, reasoning, problem solving, and written skills to answer open-ended questions

Students write answers to two types of essay prompts,

1) to support or reject a position.

2) evaluate the validity of an argument presented

2005, 2006, 2007
Graduating Student Survey Graduating Students Students provide information related to satisfaction, participation, involvement, and post-graduation plans

Results (Pilot)(Spring-2007)

Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) Undergraduate Faculty Faculty provide information related to their perceptions of students quality of effort and interaction with faculty 2007