NATIONAL SURVEY OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
BGSU FACULTY TEACHING, SUPPORT HAVE POSITIVE IMPACT
What do students think of their experience in college? How many are participating in high–impact teaching and learning practices? The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) asks students around the country to reflect on their learning activities, then correlates their responses to research on student success.
Using the results, NSSE produces "A Pocket Guide to Choosing a College," designed to help prospective students compare schools to find the best fit for their interests, needs and learning styles. In the 2015 Snapshot, it compares schools to their chosen peers as well as to other institutions in their Carnegie Classification, a framework designed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in the U.S. The report also measures changes in institutions' responses over three years.
In 2013, NSSE revamped its questions to capture a more holistic view of the university experience and to look at high–impact practices such as undergraduate research, internships and service–learning. "Engagement Insights — Annual Results 2015" presented the spring 2015 results from more than 315,000 first–year and senior students.
According to the survey and related research, BGSU is on the right track with its emphasis on high–impact teaching and learning practices.