March 21, 2019

Let your voice be heard and help improve WSU’s student experience

Wayne State is committed to supporting students at every level on their path to graduation, and the university is seeking feedback to better understand how we can continue to help students.

On March 26, all faculty will receive an email requesting their participation in the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE). FSSE will help WSU survey the effectiveness of teaching practices and how students perceive and interact with others on campus.

“We’ve done a lot to create a culture of student success here on campus,” said Monica Brockmeyer, Senior Associate Provost for Student Success. “This survey will help Wayne State identify its progress and continue to make improvements.”

The survey, which is voluntary and confidential, will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes and include mostly multiple-choice questions. Faculty will have until May 15 to complete the survey, which will ask questions about experiences with students, teaching styles, support services and more.

FSSE, and the accompanying National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), will be conducted by  Wayne State's Testing, Evaluation and Research Services. NSSE, which was designed to evaluate academic engagement experienced by students at both the freshman and senior levels, will be available from Feb. 14 through May 15. Faculty are asked to please encourage their students to participate by completing the survey. Higher participation rates improve the usefulness of reports shared with departments and colleges.

Survey results will be used to help WSU identify strengths and weaknesses and spark conversation about ways to further improve the quality of our student experience. Additional details about NSSE and FSSE can be found online.

For more information about the survey, please contact Laura Woodward, director of testing and assessment, at laurawoodward@wayne.edu.

The information sheet for this study is available at testing.wayne.edu/nsse.