The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a widely used instrument which measures the degree of involvement or engagement of college undergraduates in a wide range of activities and experiences during their freshmen and senior college years. NSSE measures involvement in what are recognized as "good practices" in undergraduate education as there is evidence that the degree of engagement in such college activities and programs is one predictor of outcomes such as learning, personal development, and retention. Texas Tech University administers the survey during the Spring semester of odd years. For more information go to the NSSE Website.
The Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) is one of a family of surveys measuring how active or "engaged" students are in academic and non-academic aspects of their college experience. Research has suggested that engagement is one of the important influences on how well students perform and persist. The BCSSE is given to incoming students just before their first college term to help assess their expectations about college as well as relevant experience in high school. Texas Tech University administers the BCSSE in the Fall of even years. For more information, visit the BCSSE website.