Join the NSSE 2017 Sustainability Education Consortium!
Do you ever wonder how students are experiencing your institution’s sustainability education programming? The NSSE Sustainability Education Consortium provides an opportunity to gather high quality data on this issue in a way that will allow you to compare your results with other institutions.
NSSE, the National Survey of Student Engagement, is administered every year by hundreds of four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. The survey is one of the leading sources of information about how students are spending their time and how they experience programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. Institutions that are administering NSSE have the option to add additional questions to the survey by participating in a consortium around a common interest or mission.
Participation in the Sustainability Education Consortium, which AASHE has coordinated since 2011, adds a series of questions about student engagement with sustainability education. Participating institutions will receive a cross-institution dataset on student sustainability engagement that they can use to assess institutional strengths and weaknesses compared to peers. The 20 additional consortium questions to be added to the 2017 survey will be the same as the 2016 questions and are publicly available on the NSSE website. (If you have suggestions for how these questions could be improved and/or would like to be involved in the revision process for 2018, please email Daita Serghi at firstname.lastname@example.org)
In addition to the benefits outlined above, participating institutions can earn an Exemplary Practice credit under STARS 2.1.
If you are interested in having students at your college or university answer these questions, you can use Participating Institution Search to find out if your institution will be administering NSSE 2017. If not, the deadline for registering for NSSE is September 23, 2016.
After you’ve registered to administer NSSE, the deadline for participants to register for the Sustainability Education Consortium is October 21, 2016. Contact your Institutional Research department (or the equivalent) or NSSE’s Consortium Coordinator to register.
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