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National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

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About the NSSE

NSSE - National Survey of Student EngagementThe National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) assesses classroom engagement, involvement in high-impact practices (HIPs), student perception of support, and time management, among other things. Each year, the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research uses the survey to collect data from numerous universities and colleges across the United States. NSSE provides benchmark information from the entire NSSE sample and by Carnegie classification. By offering a detailed insight into student engagement, the survey helps educational institutions make informed decisions on how to best support students.

Lindenwood University has been participating in the survey since 2008. The survey is administered in the spring semester to both freshmen and senior students. Lindenwood University employs this survey to enhance various aspects of the undergraduate experience, both inside and outside of the classroom.

NSSE Data Collection at Lindenwood

In Spring 2021, Lindenwood seniors and freshmen had the opportunity to take the NSSE survey through email, and the response rate was 27%.

Engagement Indicators

Questions on the NSSE are organized into 10 engagement indicators. Engagement indicator scores are scaled from 0 to 60 with higher scores indicating greater perceived student engagement. Engagement indicators are organized into four main themes: Academic Challenge, Learning with Peers, Experiences with Faculty, Campus Environment.

High Impact Practices

Other questions on the NSSE assess students’ participation in individual high impact practices (HIPs). HIPs are active learning practices that promote learning by promoting student engagement. HIPS have been shown to increase student engagement, retention, and persistence to graduation.

Senior Testimonial

Senior Testimonial

“I truly have loved my time at Lindenwood. As a transfer, I fit in a lot in my three years here, and never felt like it was hard to get involved with anything! Lindenwood has the feeling of a bigger school without BEING a big school. Ultimately, I am very happy to be graduating from a degree from this institution, and I developed great relationships with faculty who I will be staying in touch with post-grad for sure.” - (Senior, 2021)

Freshman Testimonial

Freshman Testimonial

“My professors have been kind, attentive, and very knowledgeable about what they are teaching.” – (Freshman, 2021)

NSSE Results