On February 12, students received their first invitation via campus email to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which takes only 15 minutes to complete. NSSE, a confidential survey, helps faculty and staff understand how Lees-McRae students spend time in and out of the classroom. This information guides decisions made by the College.
With more than 600 four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Canada administering the survey in the spring of 2013, Lees-McRae is excited to see how Bobcat students compare to other students in the nation and understand what changes can be made to create a better experience for the students.
Student engagement represents two critical features of collegiate quality. The first is the amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities. The second is how the institution deploys its resources and organizes the curriculum and other learning opportunities to get students to participate in activities that are linked to student learning. NSSE measures both of these areas.
Students have until June 1 to complete the survey and, until March 19, they will get bi-weekly reminders from NSSE until they have completed the survey. For questions or concerns, please contact Blaine Hansen, director of assessment, effectiveness and institutional research, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-898-8838.
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