FSSE Administration, Spring 2015

What is the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE)?  FSSE is a vital component of the most important student survey in higher education: the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which is administered to undergraduates.  It is designed to measure faculty expectations of student engagement in educational practices that are known to be empirically linked with high levels of learning and development.

Who is invited to participate in FSSE? At UH Mānoa, a number of teaching faculty members are being invited to complete the survey. An invitation message is being emailed by University Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman to each potential participant.

How do I complete the survey? Faculty should search their Hawaii.edu email account for the keyword “FSSE” on or after April 7. If you are included in the survey sample, you will have received an email invitation from Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman containing a link to complete the survey online. Please also check your spam folder, just in case it has been filtered out of your inbox.

What is the survey administration period? The survey administration period begins April 7, with the final invitation to participate going out April 23.

Why should I take part?  Including the faculty perspective in this major survey will give the institution a more accurate picture of teaching methods, engagement with students, and the time faculty spends preparing for classes. The aim is for the results to provide a catalyst for productive discussions related to teaching, learning and the quality of undergraduates’ experience.

How long will it take? The online survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Am I obliged to complete the survey? Completion of the survey is entirely voluntary, and there will be no consequences for those who do not take part.

Will my responses be kept anonymous? Yes, your responses will remain anonymous to UH Mānoa.

How can I find out more about FSSE and how past results have been used? You can check out the FSSE website.

What does FSSE Questionnaire look like? You can check it out here.