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Freshmen and Seniors Asked to Respond to National Survey of Student Engagement

March 27, 2017

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MACOMB, IL - - Western Illinois University freshmen and seniors are encouraged to take part in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which they received via their WIU email accounts throughout February and March.

Students will receive one more reminder tomorrow (March 28) in the form of an email from WIU President Jack Thomas. Students can complete the survey before Saturday, April 1 to be entered into a drawing to win an iPad Mini 4.

According to WIU Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) Director Angela Bonifas, the survey measures undergraduates' academic challenges, their learning with peers and their experiences with faculty members and the campus environment.

"Participation in NSSE helps Western compare the academic experiences of Western's undergraduate students with that of comparison peer groups," Bonifas said. "It helps us identify areas in our undergraduate experience—areas in which we are excelling and areas in which we can improve. The information we obtain from the NSSE will have a broad impact on the entire campus, including faculty, department chairs, deans, professional staff and administration. We want to be sure that all groups on campus can use the results of the survey to better the student experience at WIU."

For more information, contact IRP at (309) 298-1185.

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Office of University Communications & Marketing