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College Launching National Survey of Student Engagement

College Launching National Survey of Student Engagement


Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 21, SUNY Cortland will invite first-year students and seniors to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

NSSE is a valuable source of information to shed light on the time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities.

Students who respond to the NSSE will have a chance to win Cortland Downtown Partnership gift certificates. Participation is voluntary, but very valuable and greatly encouraged.

NSSE began in 1998 with funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by the Indiana University School of Education. The SUNY system has funded participation in NSSE on a three-year cycle since 2005. Over 1,600 institutions and 5 million students have participated in NSSE since 2000.

Students can complete the NSSE in 20 to 25 minutes. For the first time, NSSE administrators have optimized the survey for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

The students to be contacted — first-year students and seniors — will receive email invitations and periodic reminders from a NSSE address with instructions on how to participate in the online survey.

The College’s Institutional Research and Analysis Office will post results on its webpage when they become available next fall, at Institutional Research and Analysis-NSSE.