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UW-Eau Claire Students Asked to
Participate In NSSE Project

 MAILED:  March 3, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — Students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire who recently received the National Survey of Student Engagement are encouraged to complete the survey, said UW-Eau Claire Provost Ron Satz.

“This short survey has the potential to make a difference in the quality of undergraduate education offered here and elsewhere because it asks the kinds of questions that matter to students and their learning,” Satz said, noting that students receiving the survey were selected at random.

Survey questions focus on the amount of reading and writing required, how often students interact with students from different backgrounds and cultures, the quality of academic advising, and how often students work with faculty on research projects.

“The university can use the students’ input to help improve teaching, learning and different aspects of campus life,” Satz said of the survey results. “It’s an opportunity for students to offer their opinions and suggestions while remaining anonymous.”

The survey, which takes about 15 minutes to answer, can be completed via paper or Web.
The NSSE survey was sent to UW-Eau Claire students in mid-February. E-mail reminders encouraging students to participate in the survey will be sent this month.

UW-Eau Claire participated in its first NSSE project in 2001. Results from that survey have been part of the university’s planning project, Satz said.

The project is co-sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Pew Forum on Undergraduate Learning. It’s administered by the Center for Survey Research at Indiana University and supported in part by a grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education.

For more information, contact Kay Magadance, institutional planner, at (715) 836-5368 or magadafk@uwec.edu.

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Updated: March 3, 2004