FSSE delivers a variety of descriptive reports to participating institutions. The Institutional Report was thoroughly redesigned to accompany the 2013 update to the FSSE survey. With extensive use of color and new formatting, these revised reports are intended to be shared widely.
Each year, the FSSE Overview summarizes the characteristics of participating institutions and faculty, how representative they are among all institutions and faculties in the US, and average response rates. It also includes information on using and sharing your FSSE results, and notes on data quality and anonymity.
In 2013, the FSSE survey was updated to complement the updated NSSE instrument. The updates maintain FSSE's traditional focus on faculty members who teach undergraduates, while including new items and the option to add topical modules and consortium questions to the core survey.
Using FSSE Data
This guide gives an overview of the components of FSSE, resources for generating reports and sharing results, and examples of how institutions have used FSSE data on campus.
FSSE 2018 Instrument
The core FSSE survey was redesigned in 2013 to align with the redesigned NSSE instrument. Items on the FSSE survey measure faculty members' expectations of student engagement in educational practices, time spent on professional activities, and the kinds of learning experiences their institutions emphasize.
FSSE 2018 Codebook
The FSSE Codebook contains item-by-item variable names and response coding information for each question on the 2015 FSSE instrument.
FSSE Institutional Report
The reports that comprise the Institutional Report provide the primary deliverables that participating colleges and universities receive from FSSE. Please click the link below to view 2015 sample FSSE reports for NSSEville State University. Password-protected access to institution-specific reports is provided to authorized college and university personnel through our Institution Interface.SAMPLE INSTITUTIONAL REPORT
Institutions have the option to customize FSSE by adding topical modules or participating in a consortium of similar institutions. Topical modules, introduced to the FSSE administration in 2013, are short sets of questions on a topic related to current issues in higher education and student engagement. Institutions can add up to two modules, or one consortium and one module to an administration. The first module is free of charge, while a second module or consortium participation includes an additional fee. Please click here for more customization information.
FSSE Survey Customization
Adding topical modules that explore current issues in higher education, or joining a consortium of similar institutions can help to deepen your FSSE experience. Information on making these customizations can be found here.
FSSE Topical Modules
Institutions may add one topical module to the core survey at no charge and select a second module for $250. Institutions asking consortium questions can append no more than one module to the core instrument. The decision to add a second module, or a first module for consortium participants should be considered carefully. Modules lengthen FSSE's duration and may result in increased survey abandonment. Please note that respondents will receive module questions before consortium questions
Institutions participating in a NSSE consortium have the opportunity to administer consortium items along with their FSSE administration. Administering such items allows faculty responses to give context to the student experience. Consortium participation includes a modest additional fee.