Student Surveys

NSSE 2017

2017 Fielding of the National Survey of Student Engagement - Survey Live February 14th!

On Tuesday February 14th all freshmen and senior undergraduates received an invitation to complete the survey.  Please help us increase our response rate by using the promotional materials available at this link.  Materials include an 8.5 x 11 printable poster as well as image files that can be placed in e-mails, social media, or on the web.  Please link any icons to students.wisc.edu/doso/nsse/  As an incentive, any students who complete the NSSE by April 10th will be entered in a drawing for 12 cash prizes of $200 each.

NSSE is a national survey that lets us collect information on the student experience so we can compare our students’ experiences with those of students at other universities. 

Feedback collected in this survey provides the university with invaluable data for its planning and development efforts.  Feedback from prior NSSE surveys identified the need for more resources for academic and career advising and led to other student-focused improvements.

APIR plans to provide major-specific summaries and data that departments can use for assessment, program reviews, and other evaluative practices.  To do so, we need enough student survey responses to make these department-level comparisons possible!

Take the following actions to support strong response rates and to allow for data to be available at the program and major level:

  • Take a “survey vacation” from February 1 to March 15th.  Please do not send other surveys to freshmen and senior undergraduates during this time.
  •  Promote this survey among students that you have contact with in majors and academic programs.  Increasing our response rates to the NSSE will allow for us to provide major-specific data sets and summary reports that you can use to support assessment activities, program review, and other evaluative practices.  Encourage students to respond when the survey goes live in February 2017.

Freshmen and Seniors will be asked the following questions during the 2017 NSSE:


Key findings from NSSE 2014:

  • 90% of our seniors report having participated in one or more high impact practices, such as research with a faculty member, participation in a learning community, culminating senior experience, service learning course, internship, and study abroad. 
  • About 50% of our freshmen report having participated in research with a faculty member, learning community, or service learning course.
  • 92% of freshmen and 94% of seniors rate their overall experience at UW-Madison as excellent or very good, significantly more than students at our peer institutions
  • Our students spend about 18 hours per week preparing for class, significantly more time than students at our peer institutions, but not as much as the two hours out-of-class per hour-in-class that is the higher education standard.
  • Over 90% of our seniors report that their experience at UW-Madison has contributed quite a bit or very much to their knowledge, skills and personal development in thinking critically and analytically.
  • Over 70% report UW-Madison contributed quite a bit or very much to working effectively with others, writing clearly and effectively, and analyzing numerical and statistical information.
  • Compared to our peers, our students spend less time in discussions with people of a race or ethnicity different from their own
  • UW-Madison students report taking fewer service learning courses than our peers

How do I get access to my program data and reports?

  • We anticipate data from the 2017 NSSE will be available in September 2017.
  • Click on NSSE 2014 tab below for reports by school/college and by key demographic variables.
  • For access to 2014 survey data for your program contact Margaret Harrigan.
  • For requests for special analyses of the 2014 survey data contact Jocelyn Milner.

 


 

NSSE 2014

 

- NSSE 2014 Overview

 

- 2014 Snapshot (prepared by NSSE)
- Frequency Reports (prepared by NSSE)
- Respondent Profile(prepared by NSSE)
- High-Impact Practices (prepared by NSSE)
- Consortium Report - AAUDE (prepared by NSSE)
- Experiences with Diverse Perspectives (prepared by NSSE)

 

- NSSE 2014 Questions
- NSSE 2014 Topic Questions: Experiences with Diverse Perspectives
- NSSE 2014 AAUDE Questions

 

- First-Year Student Responses by Gender and Minority Status
- First-Year Student Responses by First Generation Status

- Senior Student Responses by Gender and Minority Status
- Senior Student Responses by Transfer and First Generation Status
- Senior Student Responses by Sexual Orientation and Disability Status
- Senior Student Responses by School/College


- For access to 2014 survey data for your program contact Margaret Harrigan.
- For requests for special analyses of the 2014 survey data contact Jocelyn Milner.

 

 

NSSE 2011


2011 UW-Madison NSSE Summary Reports - Students were surveyed in Spring 2011 (pdf files):
- 2011 NSSE Summary Report
- Appendix A. First-Year Student Responses by Gender, Minority Status, First-Generation Status
- Appendix B. Senior Student Responses by Gender, Minority Status, First-Generation Status, Transfer Status

- Appendix C. Senior Student Responses by School/College
- Frequency Reports (prepared by NSSE)
- Means Report (prepared by NSSE)
- Multi-Year Benchmark Report (prepared by NSSE)
- Respondent Characteristics (prepared by NSSE)
- BCSSE2010-NSSE2011 Combined Report (prepared by NSSE)
- BCSSE2010-NSSE2011 Respondent Characteristics (prepared by NSSE)
- 2011 NSSE Student Survey Instrument

 

 

BCSSE 2010

NSSE 2008

 2008 UW-Madison NSSE Summary Reports

- Students were surveyed in Spring 2008 (pdf files):
- 2008 NSSE Summary Report
- Appendix A. Report of Response Frequencies for All Questions
- Appendix B. Peer Comparison Report
- Appendix C. First-Year Student Responses by Gender, Minority Status, First-Generation Status
- Appendix D. Senior Student Responses by Gender, Minority Status, First-Generation Status, Transfer Status
- Appendix E. Senior Responses by School/College 
- Appendix F. Senior Responses by Whether Student Studied Abroad

- NSSE 2008 Pocket Guide Report for UW-Madison (prepared and provided by NSSE)
- NSSE 2008 "Benchmark Scores" (prepared and provided by NSSE)

- NSSE 2008 Presentation on First Year Students - October 2009
- Slide presentation - UW-Madison NSSE Results, 2001-2008 

NSSE 2006

2006 UW-Madison NSSE Summary Reports

PDF Files: 

- 2006 NSSE Summary Report
- Appendix A. Frequency Report
- Appendix B. Peer Comparison Report  

 

NSSE 2004

 

2004 UW-Madison NSSE Summary Reports

PDF Files:

- Overview report, Appendix
- UW-Madison Seniors, by Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Transfer Status
- UW-Madison Seniors, by School/College

 

 

NSSE 2001

 

2001 UW-Madison NSSE Summary Reports

- Reports and Charts

 

 

Undergraduate Survey

UW-Madison Undergraduate Survey

2006 Undergraduate Survey Summary Document:
Additional reports from the 2006 undergraduate survey:
2003 Undergraduate Survey Summary Document:
Additional reports from the 2003 undergraduate survey:
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000 Undergraduate Surveys were also completed by the UW Survey Center.

 

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