Your voice matters: Take the National Survey of Student Engagement

Starting this week, some 9,000 Brock undergraduate students will be eligible to influence the University’s future by completing the National Survey of Student Engagement, commonly known as NSSE (‘Nessie’).

Essentially a census for first- and final-year undergraduates, NSSE is a powerful tool that helps universities and colleges across North America review and improve student engagement on their campuses.

The survey uses direct input from students to measure student engagement in three ways:

  • What students do — how much time and time and energy devoted to educationally purposeful activities;
  • What institutions do — using effective educational practices to encourage students to do the right things;
  • Does an institution successfully channel student energy toward the right activities.

On Wednesday, March 1, Brock students eligible to participate will receive an email from the sender, “National Survey of Student Engagement.” It will direct them to a restricted-access link where they will find the survey.

Brad Clarke, the University’s Associate Vice-President, Students and Interim Associate Vice-President, Equity, said Brock uses NSSE feedback to identify which aspects of the undergraduate experience are strongest and which could be improved.

“Brock has long been a leader in providing an exceptional student experience,” says Clarke. “By taking part in this important survey, students can give us greater insight about how to maintain and improve that experience, and help us benchmark against other universities.”

Students who complete the survey will be automatically entered in a random drawing to win one of two Apple AirPods Pro (value: $329) or one of 15 Campus Store gift cards worth $50.

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