Student Surveys

Campus Climate Surveys

The "One Miami" Campus Climate Survey is a project designed to evaluate the experience of the current campus climate by all members of our community. The goal of this project is multifold: 1) identify successful initiatives, 2) uncover any challenges facing members of our community, and 3) develop strategic initiatives to build on the successes and address the challenges.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

A national survey conducted by the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, the NSSE assesses the extent to which undergraduates engage in a variety of educationally effective activities. Students respond to questions about how they spend their time and what skills they are developing as the result of their college enrollment. More than 2.7 million students from 1,493 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada have participated in the NSSE since 2000.


Population: (2000 - 2013) Oxford campus first-year students and seniors in the spring semester; (2015) Beginning with the 2015 administration, the NSSE was administered to bachelor's degree-seeking first-year students and seniors on all Miami campuses.

Topics: Students' academic experiences and satisfaction; includes questions such as the number of term papers they wrote for courses, the level of academic challenge they perceive in courses, etc..

Related Surveys: The NSSE is a national survey designed to be paired with the BCSSE and FSSE.

Years Available: 2021, 2023

Questionnaire: Available at NSSE Survey Instrument.

NSSE Engagement Indicators: In 2013, NSSE replaced their five Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice with ten Engagement Indicators. A description of the Engagement Indicators, the survey items included in each indicator, and the process for developing and scoring the indicators are available on the NSSE website.

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