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Sponsored in part by Earlham Student Development, this CIRP survey is conducted annually during New Student Week.
This survey, which takes place at the end of a student's first year, is helpful in assessing factors that are important to first-year student academic performance, adjustment, retention, and success. The next survey is scheduled to take place in the spring of 2013. View the results from the 2005 survey.
The annual NSSA survey collects data from first-year students at the end of their academic year, assessing the extent to which undergraduate students are involved in educational practices empirically linked to high levels of learning and development.
In an effort to make it easier for people on and off campus to talk productively about student engagement and its importance to student learning, collegiate quality, and institutional improvement, NSSE uses benchmarks of effective educational practice. Each year, NSSE calculates benchmark scores to monitor performance at the institutional, sector, and national level, comparing benchmarks to "peer institutions." In 2009, these institutions were Carleton College, Centre College, Franklin and Marshall College, Kalamazoo College, Lafayette College, Oberlin College, Occidental College, Rhodes College and Scripps College.
NSSE Benchmarks 2001 - 2009