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National Survey of Student Engagement

Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

Data from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is administered to UTTyler freshman and senior students annually each spring semester. UT Tyler adheres to the Indiana University Bloomington Institutional Review Board (IUB-IRB) for governance of the NSSE administration and sampling protocol. Information on the required administrative guidelines is available at IUB-IRB Protocol. The 2013 overall UT Tyler response rate was 25%. First year students had a 23% response rate while 26% of seniors participated.

Launched in 2013, the updated NSSE survey is built upon years of evidence-based testing, institutional feedback and recent advances in educational and survey research. Sets of new, continuing, and updated items have been rigorously tested, and are grouped within several Engagement Indicators. These indicators fit within five themes of engagement adapted from the Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice, as follows:

  • Academic Challenge – Including Higher-Order Learning, Reflective and Integrative Learning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Learning Strategies
  • Learning with Peers – Including Collaborative Learning and Discussions with Diverse Others
  • Experiences with Faculty – Including Student-Faculty Interaction and Effective Teaching Practices
  • Campus Environment – Including Quality of Interactions and Supportive Environment
  • High-Impact Practices – Special undergraduate opportunities such as Service-Learning, Study Abroad, Research with Faculty, and Internships that have substantial positive effects on student learning and retention

An item-by-item comparison shows how the survey was updated from 2012, indicating which items were unchanged, slightly modified, significantly altered and deleted. New items on NSSE 2013 are included at the end.

2014 Reports

2014 Engagement Indicators
2014 Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons
2014 High-Impact Practices
2014 Snapshot

2013 Reports

2013 Engagement Indicators
2013 Freguencies and Statistical Comparisons
2013 High-Impact Practices
2013 Snapshot

2012 Reports

2012 Multi-Year Benchmark Report
2012 Mean and Frequency Report
2012 Comparison Groups
2012 Student Experience in Brief
2012 Benchmark Comparisons
2012 Respondent Characteristics

2011 Reports

2011 Multi-Year Benchmark Report
2011 Respondent Characteristics
2011 Comparison Groups
2011 Mean and Frequency Reports
2011 Benchmark Comparisons
2011 The Student Experience in Brief
2011 Executive Snapshot

2010 Reports

2010 Multi-Year Benchmark Report
2010 Respondent Characteristics
2010 Comparison Groups
2010 Mean Report
2010 Frequency Report
2010 NSSE 2009 BCSSE Combined Report
2010 NSSE Benchmark Comparisons
2010 Executive Snapshot
2010 Student Experience in Brief

2009 Reports

2009 Multi-Year Benchmark Report
2009 Respondent Characteristics
2009 Comparison Groups
2009 Executive Snapshot
2009 Means and Frequencies Report

2008 Reports

2008 Multi-Year Benchmark Report
2008 Executive Snapshot
2008 Respondent Characteristics
2008 Pocket Guide
2008 Frequencies Report
2008 Means Report

2007 Reports

2007 Frequencies Report
2007 Means Report

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