2013 Survey Instrument
The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) was designed to complement the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which is administered to undergraduate students. FSSE measures faculty expectations for student engagement in educational practices that are empirically linked with student learning and development. FSSE focuses on:
- How often faculty use effective teaching strategies;
- How much faculty encourage students to collaborate;
- The nature and frequency of faculty-student interactions;
- Opportunities for students to engage diverse perspectives;
- The importance faculty place on increasing institutional support for students;
- The importance faculty place on various areas of learning and development; and
- How faculty members organize their time, both in and out of the classroom.
The following links are to facsimiles of the online FSSE instrument as it appears to the faculty.
Survey Instruments (PDF)
A useful paper-formatted facsimile of the survey which includes item numbering is available here.
New in 2013, FSSE participating institutions may append up to two topical modules - short sets of questions on designated topics such as academic advising, civic engagement, experiences with diversity, technology, and writing. Modules allow for deeper exploration of important areas based on campus needs.