Northwestern students urged to answer survey about university

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Northwestern students urged to answer survey about university

February 8, 2011

Recently, approximately 800 students at Northwestern received e-mails asking them to participate in the online National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

NSSE is used by Northwestern to assess the experience of its students and the results help university officials make improvements in various areas. NSSE provides students an opportunity to let their opinions be heard and lead to meaningful improvements in the educational experience at Northwestern. 

A large number of students who received the e-mail asking them to participate in NSSE have yet to complete the survey. Northwestern is asking those students to take a few moments to compete the survey.

Here are some facts that students should know:

  • Student responses to the NSSE survey are confidential and identities are protected. NSSE results are provided to university officials in a collective manner, not individually.
  • Completion of the NSSE takes only 10-15 minutes.
  • For those students who have not participated, a follow-up e-mail with specific login information will be delivered to you by NSSE within the next few days. Please check your Northwestern e-mail account for this message.
  • Northwestern officials take seriously the results of NSSE and use the feedback to make improvements that are beneficial to students.

If you receive an e-mail asking you to complete NSSE, please take some time to do so. Students who need assistance with the survey or who have questions about NSSE should contact Leah Haines, Director of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, at 327-8150 or