Institutional Research and Assessment

National Survey of Student Engagement

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) assesses the extent to which first-year and senior students engage in educational practices associated with high levels of learning and development.

NSSE Engagement Indicators include:

  • Collaborative LearningPhoto of student in the Fungal Kingdom program examining lichens found on branch during three day field trip to Camp Westwind, Oregon coast.
  • Discussions with Diverse Others
  • Effective Teaching Practices
  • Higher-Order Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Quality Interactions
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Reflective and Integrative Learning
  • Student-Faculty Interaction
  • Supportive Environment

NSSE 2014

The most recent NSSE took place during spring quarter 2014.  You can view the NSSE 2014 Executive Summary (PDF), the NSSE 2014 Engagement Indicator Full Report (PDF), or the NSSE 2014 Transferable Skills Module Brief (PDF). You can also browse NSSE reports from previous years.

Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE)

In spring 2005 NSSE's companion survey, the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) was administered to undergraduate faculty at Evergreen. The results of the two surveys provide an opportunity to explore faculty and student perceptions of Evergreen. View the FSSE-NSSE comparison of lower division faculty members' responses to those of first-year students.

Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP)

The Evergreen State College is one of 20 colleges and universities across the country that were studied as a part of the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project between fall 2002 and spring 2004. This project combined the results of NSSE survey research with qualitative research into what makes some educational institutions particularly effective. As a result of this research, Evergreen was one of the colleges featured in the book Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter. You can also view the Final Report on The Evergreen State College from the DEEP project's 2003 site visit.

Links to previous NSSE reports: