National Survey of Student Engagement
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) annually assesses the extent to which undergraduate students are involved in educational practices empirically linked to high levels of learning and development. In an effort to make it easier for people on and off campus to more easily talk about student engagement and its importance to student learning, collegiate quality, and institutional improvement, NSSE created the five National Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice listed in the menu to the right.
NSSE and the National Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice provide a new way to look at and talk about teaching and learning. Each benchmark represents a cluster of items on the survey. This year's analysis is based on more than 323,147 students, including more than 14,000 students from Canadian institutions, randomly-selected at 610 four-year colleges and universities. The benchmarks are expressed in 100-point scales; for each benchmark Wheaton is compared to a group of similar baccalaureate liberal arts colleges. The second comparison group is made up of our Carnegie peers. The current results are from Spring 2007.