In August 2010, we will be administering, for the first time, the Before College Survey of Student Engagement (BSCCE). This survey "collects data about entering college students' high school academic and co-curricular experiences, as well as their expectations for participating in educationally purposeful activities during the first college year." http://bcsse.iub.edu/
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is designed to measure a student's level of engagement inside and outside of the classroom. The NSSE is administered to seniors and freshmen and provides a comparison of engagement levels across the senior class and between seniors and freshmen. The NSSE can also be used a follow up the BCSSE. The 2010-2011 academic year will be the first time the BCSSE and NSSE have been administered together. The NSSE has been administered at Texas Tech for many years.
The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) was designed to complement the NSSE and focuses on the following items:
- Faculty perceptions of how often students engage in different activities.
- The importance faculty place on various areas of learning and development.
- The nature and frequency of faculty-student interactions.
- How faculty members organize their time, both in and out of the classroom.
The 2010-2011 academic year will be the first time we have administered the FSSE at Texas Tech University!!