NSSE 2010 Overview 

 
 

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) collects information annually from samples of first-year and senior students about the nature and quality of their undergraduate experience.   The survey focuses on what students do—the time and energy they devote to studies and other educationally purposeful activities—and on student perceptions about educational practices.   To represent the multi-dimensional nature of student engagement, NSSE developed five indicators or benchmarks of effective education practice:  

Level of Academic Challenge (LAC)
Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL)
Student-Faculty Interaction (SFI)
 
Enriching educational Experiences (EEE)
Supportive Campus Environment (SCE) 

Viterbo University participated in the NSSE survey in 2006 and 2007.  Participation in 2010 provided an opportunity to understand the changes in perception for students who participated in the 2007 survey as first-year students and in the 2010 survey as seniors.  The decision to administer the NSSE survey was predicated upon a commitment to utilize the information for targeted improvements in undergraduate education.  In Spring 2010, all first-year and senior undergraduate student at Viterbo were invited to participate in the web-based survey.    

 Response Rate 

Viterbo 

CC&U 

Carnegie 

NSSE 2010 

   

N 

Sampling 

Error 

Resp. Rate 

Resp. Rate 

Resp. Rate 

Resp. Rate 

First-Year Student 

316 

=/-3.4% 

61% 

38% 

28% 

30% 

Seniors 

350 

+/-3.3% 

61% 

43% 

33% 

33%