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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is NSSE?


Since 2000, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has gathered data on first-year and senior student experience across US and Canadian colleges and universities. The experience includes the amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities, and how the institution deploys its resources and organizes the curriculum and other learning opportunities. More detailed information is available at http://nsse.iub.edu/html/about.cfm.

Q: How do I complete the NSSE survey?


The survey invitation is sent via email to first-year and senior undergraduate students who took courses in both fall and winter terms, using your Oregon Tech email address beginning on January 30, 2012. The NSSE survey link in each email is unique to the recipient. By clicking on the link, you will be directed to the actual survey hosted by NSSE.

Q: What if I have difficulty logging in?


The survey is targeted at only first-year and senior undergraduate students. If you think you belong to the pool, but did not receive the invitation email, please email sandra.bailey@oit.edu to check your eligibility.

If you received the email but had it deleted accidentally or have any difficulty logging in with the link, please email sandra.bailey@oit.edu for assistance.

Q: What does Oregon Tech do with the NSSE results?


Oregon Tech encourages students to participate in completing this survey to provide valuable feedback used to help improve student success and the undergraduate experience. Oregon Tech last participated in the NSSE in 2009 and used this data to indicate aspects of the student experience that can be improved through changes in policy and practices. These results also help identify how students spend their time and what they gain from their experiences. If you have any questions about the project at Oregon Tech or how we plan to use the results, please contact Sandra Bailey at sandra.bailey@oit.edu or 541.885.1915.

Q: Am I going to be identified in any report?


Please be assured that your answers are confidential. No individual's answers will ever be identified in any report. You can withdraw by signing off at any time with no impact on your academic standing.

Q: How do I enter the drawing for the iPad or books?


In appreciation for participating, students completing the survey through the unique link emailed to your Oregon Tech email account by February 13 are automatically registered in the early bird drawing for an iPad 2. In addition, all students completing the survey by March 12 will be entered into the drawing pool for free spring term books at the Oregon Tech bookstore up to a value of $400. Winners will be notified through email and reported on tnDAILY and this website.