I hope your semester is going well and you are doing well academically as we continue this stretch towards spring break. Recently, many of you were invited to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement, or NSSE. This national survey is designed for students to provide information about your undergraduate experience, including your views on the quality of your education and how you spend your time. I would like to encourage all students who are selected to participate to complete the survey. The survey will only take approximately 15 minutes to complete, and five respondents will be selected at random to receive a $50 Amazon gift card just for participating.
This survey provides us with invaluable insight on the student experience here at Southeast. As an institution, we will use the data collected to identify policies and practices that can be improved in order to best serve you while pursuing your education. The data collected are also used to provide insight to prospective students about how students here spend their time and what they might expect to gain from their experiences. In short, your voice matters! We value your input as we work to make Southeast the best it can be for current and future students. Please know that all information provided through the survey will remain confidential. No individuals will be identified with their responses on this survey.
Beginning on March 1, be on the lookout for email invitations and subsequent reminders from our Office of Institutional Research to complete the NSSE. To be eligible for the prize drawing, you must respond by April 13. Note that this survey focuses on freshmen, sophomores and seniors, so not all students will be able to respond. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Institutional Research at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 651-2249. This link also contains answers to students' commonly asked questions: http://nsse.indiana.edu/faq/sfag.cfm.
Thank you in advance for your participation and helping us maximize the student experience at Southeast.
President Carlos Vargas