NSSE seeks opinions of students

National Survey of Student Engagement

Approximately 4,000 BU students have been invited to participate. A total of 725 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, and approximately 517,000 first‐year students and seniors participated in the 2017 survey.

Members of Bloomsburg University’s first‐year and senior classes are invited to share opinions about their experiences at BU by completing the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

The survey reveals students’ views on the quality of their education and their level of involvement in activities outside of the classroom. Results are used to improve the undergraduate experience and as a baseline measurement for BU’s general education requirements.

In appreciation for their participation, students who complete the survey will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win one of 85 prizes: one $150 Amazon gift card, one $100 Amazon gift card, one of nine $50 Amazon gift cards, one of four $25 Amazon gift cards, one of 12 BU drawstring bags, one of 10 BU iPod armband holders, one of 25 BU spirit flags, one of 20 BU smartphone power banks, or one of three BU travel mugs. A student’s chances of winning depend on how many students complete the survey; the last time the survey was administered, 1,085 students responded making a student’s odds of winning roughly 1 in 13.

“All student responses are valuable for helping us compare the experiences they report with those of students at hundreds of other colleges and universities,” said Sheila Jones, assistant vice president for the Office of Planning and Assessment. “The results will also indicate important trends in undergraduate education. More voices will make the results more valid.”

Approximately 4,000 BU students have been invited to participate. A total of 725 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, and approximately 517,000 first‐year students and seniors participated in the 2017 survey. The online survey is accessible by clicking the NSSE survey link in students’ BU e‐mail from Feb. 13 through March 30. Students are encouraged to respond as soon as possible.