NSSE2020

Office of the Provost

The survey is administered by representatives from Kent State University's Office of Accreditation, Assessment, and Learning; and is part of a larger project surveying students across the country. The project is located at Indiana University and is directed by Alexander C. McCormick. The Center for Survey Research at IU, directed by John Kennedy,...

You've heard the expression, 'think globally, act locally’? This is a national project with immediate local implications; thousands of students are getting the same survey. And people will be interested in what undergraduate students as a group think about their education. But it's also important that your school find out directly from you about...

Office of the Provost

Simply put, Kent State University needs to know what you think of your undergraduate experience, the kinds of activities in which you engage, and how you are benefiting from your studies. Without this information, it's not very easy for faculty and staff at our institution to identify the areas that can and should be improved. And because you have...

Kent State University will share the results in summary form with faculty, staff, student leaders, and other groups that have a 'need to know' what it's like being an undergraduate student. Most colleges have an assessment committee that collects information about various aspects of institutional performance, including the student experience. Our...

Absolutely. One of the most important reasons to do this survey is so that Kent State University can base our future decisions on what you and other students in your college do and think.

Office of the Provost

The information from this study will be used in several ways. First, your answers will be combined with those of others at Kent State University, analyzed and summarized in the aggregate. We will be able to examine the information in different ways; for example, to learn about the experiences of women and men or the experiences of students in...

Office of the Provost

At Kent State University, every eligible student has an equal chance of being identified. The survey process increases the chance that survey results will be valid as long as enough students complete it. However, this procedure does not allow for adding people after the original group is identified. So, as you can see, it is very important that...

Office of the Provost

At most institutions, the survey is being completed by a random sample of students, but at Kent State University, all first-year students and seniors from any campus are being surveyed. 

The National Survey of Student Engagement is a survey specially designed for students like you to provide information about your undergraduate experience, including your views about the quality of your education and how you spend your time. The survey has a broad scope, with hundreds of colleges and universities of all types and sizes participating...