Facts and Links Page
at Albany and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
-- February-March, 2017
at Albany is participating in NSSE for the fourth time this
year (the previous times were Spring, 2008, Spring, 2011,
and Spring, 2014), along with every other four-year SUNY campus,
and hundreds of other colleges and universities around the
United States and Canada.
Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) collects, on an annual
basis, information from hundreds of four-year colleges and
universities nationwide about student participation in programs
and activities that institutions provide for their learning
and personal development. The results provide an estimate
of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain
from attending college. Survey items on The National Survey
of Student Engagement represent empirically confirmed "good
practices" in undergraduate education. That is, they
reflect behaviors by students and institutions that are associated
with desired outcomes of college.
use their data to identify aspects of the undergraduate experience
inside and outside the classroom that can be improved through
changes in policies and practices more consistent with good
practices in undergraduate education. This information is
also used by prospective college students, their parents,
college counselors, academic advisers, institutional research
officers, and researchers in learning more about how students
spend their time at different colleges and universities and
what they gain from their experiences.
administered by Indiana University at Bloomington, under the
supervision of their Institutional Review Board. For more
information about NSSE, go to their Frequently Asked Questions Page, which also has links to additional information.
Administration and Timing
survey will take place in the months of February through April,
2017, with the first invitation e-mail coming on February
22nd. After this, additional invitations and reminders will
continue to be sent every week or two to students who have
not yet taken it, through the final reminder on March 21st.
For the most part, NSSE invitations will go to first-year-students
and seniors at UAlbany, but there may be individual exceptions
survey is closed, you can come to this page again and look
for selected results to be posted.
UAlbany, our participation in NSSE is supervised by our Office
of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness (IRPE).
NSSE is part of UAlbany's broader survey assessment plan,
which also includes the Profile of the SUNY Student Opinion
Survey and a variety of other surveys on more specialized
topics, such as the Campus Center, Residential Life, and others.
reports for our previous NSSE surveys, click on the links
have any questions or concerns about your participation in
NSSE, or about UAlbany's participation as a whole, please
contact Jack Mahoney,