First week of NSSE survey shows Schulich in the lead

Thousands of first- and fourth-year York University students are taking part in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), or “Nessie”. Through NSSE, they’ll be able to contribute their insight and have input into York University’s future direction. The online survey, which began Feb. 6, continues to March 31.

Above: A graph shows the progress of the NSSE Survey. The Champion Cup standings show the Schulich School of Business in first, the Faculty of Science in second place and the Faculty of Health in third place

Organizers at York U have challenged the individual Faculties (except the Faculty of Education and Osgoode Hall Law School) to encourage participation in the survey.  The Faculty with the highest participation rate will win the NSSE Champion Cup and bragging rights until the next survey. Faculty results published for the week of Feb. 6 (the first week of the survey) shows that students in the Schulich School of Business are leading the challenge, with the Faculties of Science and Health closing the gap. (The NSSE Champion Cup was won in 2014 by the Schulich School of Business.)

The online survey, which takes about 15 minutes to complete, allows students in their first and final years of a four-year degree to offer their insight into what York U does well and what it could improve. It will be used to determine how much time and effort students put into educationally rewarding activities and to what degree York University facilitates this involvement.

Updates on the progress of the survey and the NSSE Champion Cup will be published every Monday in YFile.

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