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.
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 March 20 show that with just a week left to complete the survey, students in the Schulich School of Business still have the lead. The Faculty of Science continues to surge. The Faculties of Health, Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and the School of the Arts, Media Performance & Design and the Lassonde School of Engineering continue to show dramatic gains. Will Schulich win the NSSE Champion Cup for the second year in a row? A week can bring dramatic change and the business school’s lead is certainly not locked in. An exciting race is underway. The survey closes March 31, so in two weeks, the winner of the NSSE Champion Cup will be announced.
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 week in YFile.