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Ottawa University Seniors and First-Year Students Invited to Participate in Research Study

Ottawa, Kan. – Ottawa University seniors and first-year students will have the opportunity during the spring term to participate in a national survey about the nature and quality of their education experience at OU.

Students classified as first-year students or seniors will receive an email inviting them to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The survey, which will open on February 8, is designed by the Center for Postsecondary Research at the Indiana University’s School of Education. More than 1,600 bachelor degree-granting institutions from all across the United States and Canada have participated in this survey since its inception.

The NSSE is utilized by colleges and universities as a way of measuring the extent to which their students engage in behaviors associated with academic success. Some examples of topics that students will be asked include, how they spend their free time, what they feel they have gained in classes and how they interact with faculty, staff and other students.

The survey results will be used by OU administrators and faculty to improve the academic experience of students inside and outside the classroom. The results will also facilitate comparisons between OU and groups of peer institutions.

If you have any questions regarding the NSSE survey please contact Rebekah McCurdy at the Ottawa University’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness at Rebekah.McCurdy@ottawa.edu.