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On February 12th, Fayetteville State University (FSU) began its annual participating in the National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE). All currently enrolled first-year and senior students are eligible to take the NSSE. The NSSE asks all first-year and senior students about a wide range of educationally purposeful activities. NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about student participation in activities and programs that promote their learning and personal development. Our results will provide an estimate of how our undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending Fayetteville State University. FSU will use the data to identify aspects of the undergraduate experience that can be improved through changes in policy and practice.

NSSE has been in operation since 2000 and has been used at more than 1,500 colleges and universities in the US and Canada. More than 90% of participating institutions administer the survey on a periodic basis. FSU has been participating in the NSSE annually since 2007.

The link to the survey works until June 1st. NSSE recruitment messages are sent on the following schedule to all currently enrolled  FSU first-year and senior students:

•·         Reminder 2 is Tuesday March 4th

•·         Reminder 3 is Tuesday March 18th

•·         Final reminder is Monday March 24th

Students and faculty did you know? Fayetteville State University (FSU) Chancellor James Anderson has been appointed to the National Advisory Board for National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).  Anderson was one of four new members elected to the board.  He will serve a three-year term that will run through 2016.

Students and faculty did you know? FSU uses the NSSE in its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Making Evidence-Based Decisions (MEBD)

Faculty did you know? NSSE provides participating institutions a variety of reports that compare their students' responses with those of students at self-selected groups of comparison institutions.  Comparisons are available for individual survey questions and the five NSSE Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice.  Each November, NSSE also publishes its Annual Results, which reports topical research and trends in student engagement results. NSSE researchers also present and publish research findings throughout the year.

If you have further questions about  our NSSE recruitment, please feel free to contact our Retention Data Specialist Amyn Abduk-Khaliq (  

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