About the National Survey of Student Engagement

What is student engagement?

Student engagement represents two critical features of collegiate quality: the amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities, and how the institution deploys its resources and organizes the curriculum and other learning opportunities to get students to participate in activities linked to learning as shown by decades of research.


What is the survey about?

Survey items on The College Student Report represent empirically confirmed “good practices” in undergraduate education; that is, they reflect behaviors by students and institutions that are associated with the desired outcomes of college. The National Survey of Student Engagement doesn’t assess student learning directly, but survey results point to areas where colleges and universities are performing well and aspects of the undergraduate experience that could be improved.


Click here to access the NSSE 2017 Report.


About the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement


What is FSSE?

The FSSE was designed to complement the NSSE, which is administered to undergraduate students. This instructional staff version focuses on:

· Instructional staff perceptions of how often students engage in different activities.

· The importance instructional staff place on various areas of learning and development.

· The nature and frequency of instructional staff-student interactions.

· How instructional staff organize their time, both in and out of the classroom.


The project is coordinated by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research. The FSSE is designed to measure instructional staff expectations for student engagement in educational practices that are empirically linked with high levels of learning and development.


Click here to access the FSSE 2018 Report.