Using National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to Meet Multiple Assessment Goals Wrap-Up

50 participants attended the Penn State Institutional research Group’s November 14 session on Using National Survey of Student Engagement to Meet Multiple Assessment Goals. About half came in person to 508 Rider Building and half via Adobe Connect. The panelists were Andrea Dowhower, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs; Carl Larsen, Assistant Dean for Policy and Planning, Penn State Altoona; Angela Linse, Executive Director, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence; and Betty Harper standing in for Tanya Furman, Professor of Geosciences; Assistant Vice President and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education.
The panelists shared information about several projects using NSSE to inform discussions about student engagment, student learning, program planning, and more.

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The Institutional Research Interest Group is a community of practice whose goal is to help strengthen Penn State’s capacity to use data for informed planning and decision making. More information is available at ir.psu.edu. Participation in the IR Interest Group by any interested faculty members, staff, administrators, or students is welcome.
A recording of the session is available here.

Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Institutional Planning Blog

Around the same time our Institutional Research Interest Group was forming, Kristy Weidner, the Institutional Planning Coordinator at Penn State Lehigh Valley was putting together a site to house campus reports and resources to be used in their planning efforts. Kristy tells us it’s still a work in progress, but it already looks very good. Check it out:

Upcoming Event – NSSE 360: Using National Survey of Student Engagement to Meet Multiple Assessment Goals

The Penn State IR Interest Group presents: 
NSSE 360: Using National Survey of Student Engagement to Meet Multiple Assessment Goals  
Monday November 14, 2011, 1:30-3:00 pm
508 Rider Building, University Park ~or~ through Adobe Connect
  • Andrea Dowhower, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
  • Carl Larsen, Assistant Dean for Policy and Planning, Penn State Altoona
  • Angela Linse, Executive Director, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
  • Tanya Furman, Professor of Geosciences; Assistant Vice President & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Panelists will share information about how they’ve used NSSE data in the past and plan to 2011 NSSE data. Topics include:
  • Using NSSE to review students’ participation in transformative cocurricular experiences
  • 3 NSSE cycles at Penn State Altoona and their impacts
  • Engaging faculty with NSSE data
  • Using NSSE to facilitate assessment of academic engagement
You are invited to attend, via either Adobe Connect Pro webinar or in person. Adobe Connect Pro is simple to use. Penn State provides the service University-wide, and participants shouldn’t need to install or purchase anything. After you’ve registered, you will receive the information you need to connect.
 
The Institutional Research Interest Group is a community of practice whose goal is to help strengthen Penn State’s capacity to use data for informed planning and decision making. Participation in the IR Interest Group by any interested faculty members, staff, administrators, or students is welcome.
To register for this free event, please call the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment at (814) 863-8721, or email psupia@psu.edu. Please indicate whether you plan to attend in person or via Adobe Connect Pro.