Facts and Links Page
at Albany and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
at Albany is participating in NSSE for the second time this
year (the first time was Spring, 2008), along with every other four-year SUNY campus, and hundreds
of other colleges and universities around the United States
Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) obtains, 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 Quick
Facts Page, which also has links to additional information.
Administration and Timing
survey will take place in the months of February and March,
2011, with the first invitation e-mail coming on February
After this, additional invitations and reminders will continue
to be sent every week or two to students who have not yet
taken it, through mid-to-late March. For the most part, NSSE
invitations will go to first-year-students and seniors at
UAlbany, but there may be individual exceptions to this.
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 American College Student,
the Student Opinion Survey, the Student Experience Survey,
and a variety of other surveys on more specialized topics,
such as the Campus Center, Residential Life, and others.
have any questions or concerns about your participation in
NSSE, or about UAlbany's participation as a whole, please
contact Joel Bloom,
IRPE's Associate Director for Survey Research.