Urge students to complete survey

Published February 27, 2014

UB faculty and staff are asked to encourage their freshman and senior students to take part in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), an annual survey that solicits feedback from 2 million college students from around the world on their undergraduate college experience.

UB has taken part in NSSE for the past 13 years, and uses it as a key tool to benchmark the campus with its national peers.

More than 750 colleges and universities worldwide participate in the survey.

Freshman and senior students at UB received an email from A. Scott Weber, senior vice provost for academic affairs, with instructions for completing the survey. The email contained the subject line: UB wants your feedback.

Students should click through the link provided in the email to access the survey, which should take less than 15 minutes to complete.

All students who complete the survey by the deadline will be eligible to win an iPad, a $500 voucher for travel on JetBlue and weekly prizes of $20 Wegmans gift cards and $10 Campus Cash cards.

In the NSSE survey, students will be asked to indicate their engagement in various aspects of the UB undergraduate experience, from academics to extracurricular activities. The results will help UB fine-tune the learning atmosphere.

“At UB, we are deeply committed to the highest quality undergraduate experience for our students,” Weber says. “The more we understand about this experience directly from our students, the easier it is to build on what works and improve what doesn’t.”