The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) elicits information from instructional faculty around the country concerning faculty perceptions of student engagement, the importance faculty place on various areas of learning and development, the nature and frequency of faculty-student interactions, and how faculty members organize their time. FSSE is a project of the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and is administered in tandem with the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
FSSE was completed in Spring 2018 by 143 St. Olaf teaching faculty (54% of those with an FTE of 0.5 or greater and at least 0.67 of their workload assigned to teaching or organized activity).
FSSE 2018 Snapshot
A concise set of key findings from the Spring 2018 administration.
FSSE Item Frequency Distribution
Faculty responses to each item in the main body of the FSSE questionnaire, including comparisons between faculty teaching upper division and lower division courses.
FSSE Academic Advising Module
Faculty responses about their role as an academic advisor, including frequency, accessibility, and types of information provided. The module complements a question on the core survey about the quality of students’ interactions with academic advisors.
FSSE Writing Topical Module
Faculty responses to each item in the supplementary Experiences with Writing Topical Module, which touches on three aspects of good writing assignments: interactivity, meaning-making, and clarity. The module complements questions on the core survey about how much writing students are assigned, the nature of course assignments, and emphasis on developing written expression.
NSSE-FSSE Combined Report
Drawing on similar questionnaire items in FSSE and NSSE, this report provides side-by-side comparisons of faculty and student perceptions of student engagement.