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Student Survey Will Help UTEP Plan Opportunities for Miners’ Success

Last Updated on March 11, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Originally published March 11, 2022

By MC Staff

UTEP Marketing and Communications

The University of Texas at El Paso and The University of Texas System will use information from a survey of freshmen and seniors to create opportunities for students that promote success in college and after earning a degree.

UTEP freshmen and seniors are invited to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement to share information about their college experiences. Campus leaders will use that information to shape opportunities that promote student success.
UTEP freshmen and seniors are invited to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement to share information about their college experiences. Campus leaders will use that information to shape opportunities that promote student success.

Eligible first-year and senior students received an email invitation from UTEP President Heather Wilson in February with instructions on how to access the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which will be open through the spring semester. Students also may access it by logging in at my.utep.edu and looking for the NSSE logo on the right side of the screen. The survey should only take about 15 minutes to complete.

UTEP and UT System leaders will use the information collected in the survey to shape opportunities that promote student success in college and after earning a degree. UTEP has participated in the NSSE for more than a decade.

Research has shown that student participation in high-impact practices (HIPs) is associated with retention and graduation. Examples of HIPs include service-learning experiences and internships as well as research, scholarly and creative activities with faculty members. The NSSE provides University administrators and faculty with a way to gauge participation and awareness of HIPs to ensure students take full advantage of these opportunities.

For technical assistance, contact help@nssesurvey.org. For questions about how UTEP will use the results, contact UTEP’s Center for Institutional Evaluation, Research and Planning at cierp@utep.edu.