National Student Survey of Engagement (NSSE); National Faculty Survey of Engagement (FSSE)

2008 Reports and Documents


The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) obtains, on an annual basis, information from hundreds of four-year colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. Survey items on The National Survey of Student Engagement represent empirically confirmed "good practices" in undergraduate education. That is, they reflect behaviors by students and institutions that are associated with desired outcomes of college.

The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) was designed to complement the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which is administered to undergraduate students. The faculty version focuses on:

  • 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 project is coordinated by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research. FSSE is designed to measure faculty expectations for student engagement in educational practices that are empirically linked with high levels of learning and development. Since 2003, over 99,000 faculty members from more than 465 different colleges and universities have responded to the survey.

Documents related to 2008 surveys:

FSSE08 Codebook (course-based) (Excel, 235Kb)
FSEE08 Reports (SUNY Oswego) (Excel, 437Kb)

NSSE08 Benchmark Comparisons Report-SUNY Oswego (Excel, 412Kb)
NSSE08 Mean and Frequency Report-SUNY Oswego (Excel, 643Kb)
NSSE08 Multi-year Benchmark Report-SUNY Oswego (Excel, 804Kb)
NSSE08 Respondent Characteristics-SUNY Oswego (Excel, 71Kb)
NSSE08 Selected Comparison Groups-SUNY Oswego (Excel, 345Kb)
NSSE08 Student Comments-SUNY Oswego (Excel, 111Kb)
NSSE08 Pocket Guide Report-SUNY Oswego (pdf, 225Kb)

The SUNY Oswego NSSE and FSSE are administered by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, Mehran Nojan, Director.