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NSSE Facts and Links Page

The University at Albany and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) -- February-March, 2017

The University 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.

About NSSE

The National 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.

Institutions 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.

NSSE is 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.

NSSE Administration and Timing

The NSSE 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 to this.

Once the survey is closed, you can come to this page again and look for selected results to be posted.

NSSE at UAlbany

Here at 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.

To read reports for our previous NSSE surveys, click on the links below:

  • NSSE 2014
  • NSSE 2011
  • NSSE 2008

    If you have any questions or concerns about your participation in NSSE, or about UAlbany's participation as a whole, please contact Jack Mahoney, IRPE's Director.






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