National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Results for Fort Hays State University

Annually, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) collects information from samples of freshman and senior students about the nature and quality of their undergraduate experience. The survey is a powerful tool that assesses the extent to which undergraduate students are “engaged” in effective educational practices. NSSE concludes their analysis by calculating mean scores for each of its five benchmarks of effective educational practice. The five benchmarks of effective educational practice are:

Level of Academic Challenge
Challenging intellectual and creative work is central to student learning and collegiate quality. Colleges and universities promote high levels of student achievement by emphasizing the importance of academic effort and setting high expectations for student performance.

Active and Collaborative Learning
Students learn more when they are intensely involved in their education and asked to think about what they are learning in different settings. Collaborating with others in solving problems or mastering difficult material prepares students for the messy, unscripted problems they encounter daily during and after college.

Student-Faculty Interaction
Students learn firsthand how experts think about and solve practical problems by interacting with faculty members inside and outside the classroom. As a result, their teachers become role models, mentors, and guides for continuous, life-long learning.

Enriching Educational Experiences
Complementary learning opportunities enhance academic programs. Diversity experiences teach students valuable things about themselves and others. Technology facilitates collaboration between peers and instructors. Internships, community service, and senior capstone courses provide opportunities to integrate and apply knowledge.

Supportive Campus Environment
Students perform better and are more satisfied at colleges that are committed to their success and cultivate positive working and social relations among different groups on campus.

Fort Hays State University has participated in NSSE annually since 2002 and has used the information as a means of informing curriculum change and institutional strategy. FHSU is a noted “innovator/rebel” due, in large part, to the number of distance learners that we educate.

2012

2012 NSSE Analysis by Major Department
2012 NSSE Analysis of Virtual Students
2012 NSSE Multi-Year Freshman and Senior Benchmark Analysis
2012 NSSE Multi-Year Freshmen Benchmark Analysis
2012 NSSE Multi-Year Senior Benchmark Analysis

2011

2011 NSSE Analysis by Major Department
2011 NSSE Analysis of Virtual Students
2011 NSSE Multi-Year Freshman and Senior Benchmark Analysis
2011 NSSE Multi-Year Freshmen Benchmark Analysis
2011 NSSE Multi-Year Senior Benchmark Analysis

2010

2010 NSSE Analysis by Major Department
2010 NSSE Analysis of Virtual Students
2010 NSSE Multi-Year Freshman and Senior Benchmark Analysis
2010 NSSE Multi-Year Freshmen Benchmark Analysis
2010 NSSE Multi-Year Senior Benchmark Analysis

2009

2009 NSSE Analysis by Major Department
2009 NSSE Analysis of Virtual Students
2009 NSSE Multi-Year Freshman and Senior Benchmark Analysis
2009 NSSE Multi-Year Freshmen Benchmark Analysis
2009 NSSE Multi-Year Senior Benchmark Analysis

2008

2008 NSSE Analysis by Major Department
2008 NSSE Analysis of Virtual Students
2008 NSSE Multi-Year Freshman and Senior Benchmark Analysis
2008 NSSE Multi-Year Freshmen Benchmark Analysis
2008 NSSE Multi-Year Senior Benchmark Analysis

2007

2007 NSSE Analysis by Major Department
2007 NSSE Analysis of Virtual Students

2006

2006 NSSE Analysis by Major Department
2006 NSSE Analysis of Virtual Students
 
2007-2010 CLA Historic Analysis