NMU Wildcat Statue

Surveying Student Engagement

Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE)

BCSSE collects data about entering students' prior academic and co-curricular experiences, as well as their expectations for participating in educationally purposeful activities during the coming college year. NMU administers BCSSE to first-year, transfer, and older students prior to the start of fall or winter classes.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

NSSE collects information about first-year and senior students' participation in programs and activities that NMU provides for learning and personal development. The results give an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. NMU administers NSSE to first-year and senior students every other year. 

Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE)

The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) was designed to complement the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This instructional staff version (for faculty, instructors, and graduate students who teach) 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.