National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has been conducted at Ryerson since 2005. Unlike surveys focused on students' satisfaction with services, NSSE focuses on student engagement by examining a wide range of activities in which students are involved. Topics include student-faculty interaction, campus environment, active and collaborative learning, and level of academic challenge.
Because of its distinctive focus on what students actually do, NSSE is a powerful tool for assessing a university's contribution to students' learning — it gives faculty, staff, and students a variety of ways to think about the student experience. At many universities, NSSE has served as a centerpiece in sustained improvement efforts.