Mānoa Institutional Research Office administers a few institutional surveys (e.g. The National Survey of Student Engagement, NSSE), and archives surveys conducted by other Mānoa offices (e.g. Cooperative Institutional Research Program, CIRP). These survey activities are part of the university’s commitment to institutional effectiveness and improvement.
National Survey of Student Engagement Executive Snapshot
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is coordinated by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research. NSSE collects information from samples of first-year and senior students about the nature and quality of their undergraduate experience. Scores are summarized using ten engagement indicators which examine dimensions of student engagement and are organized within four themes: Academic Challenge, Learning with Peers, Experience with Faculty and Campus Environment.
Since its launch in 2000, more than 1,500 four-year colleges and universities in the US and Canada have participated in NSSE, with 586 U.S. and 27 Canadian institutions in 2013. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa participated in the spring 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 NSSE administrations, and is scheduled to participate the 2015 NSSE survey. The NSSE is administered via the web, and students receive all communications electronically and complete the survey online.
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 N/A N/A N/A Selected Comparison Groups 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 N/A 2005 N/A Benchmark Comparisons Report 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 N/A 2005 2004 Multi-Year Benchmark Report 2011 2010 2009 2008 N/A N/A N/A N/A Mean and Frequency Reports 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 N/A 2005 2004 mean comparison & 2004 frequency distributions Respondent Characteristics 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 N/A 2005 2004
- FSSE and FSSE-G
The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) complements the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). It is designed to measure faculty expectations for student engagement in educational practices that are empirically linked with high levels of learning and development. Since 2003, more than 211,000 faculty members from more than 850 different colleges and universities have participated in the survey. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is administering FSSE this spring, 2015.
The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement for Graduate Student Instructors (FSSE-G) was designed to complement the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), which is administered to faculty. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is participating in FSSE-G this spring, 2015.
Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey is a national survey used to collect demographic and attitudinal information about incoming students. It measures trends in higher education and serves as a baseline for longitudinal follow-up. Office of Student Affairs at UH Mānoa administers the CIRP Freshman Survey. The last administration was in 2013. Survey results and reports from the 2013 CIRP survey are provided below.
- Current Survey AdministrationNSSE, FSSE & FSSE-G Administration, Spring 2015
This spring UH Mānoa is administering the most important student survey in higher education: the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The results will provide an in-depth picture of student experience and learning. They will help Mānoa to identify areas of strength, as well as to promote productive discourse about what can be done better.
Important Dates: NSSE administration at UH Manoa will begin February 10, 2015, with the final reminder to participate going out on March 16.
The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) and Faculty Survey of Student Engagement for Graduate Student Instructors (FSSE-G) are also being administered. These surveys complement NSSE by letting us know which teaching methods are being used by faculty, as well as how much time instructors spend on preparing classes and coursework.
Important Dates: FSSE and FSSE-G administration at UH Manoa will begin April 7, 2015, with the final reminder to participate going out on April 23.
The surveys are based at the University of Indiana Bloomington and provide a way for universities and colleges to assess their use of best practices in higher education. Each year hundreds of universities and colleges across North America participate. Information from the surveys can be used in a variety of ways, including assessment, institutional improvement, and prompting discussion on teaching and learning initiatives.
Click on a logo below to see more detailed information on each survey’s spring 2015 administration at Mānoa.