The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), a product and service of the Center for Community College Student Engagement, is a well-established tool that helps institutions focus on good educational practice and identify areas in which they can improve their programs and services for students.
Administered during the spring to mostly returning students, CCSSE asks about institutional practices and student behaviors that are highly correlated with student learning and retention. CCSSE serves as a complementary piece to the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE), with a more broad focus on the student experience.
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Would you like to learn more about CCSSE? Here are some links to get you started:
- Survey Instrument
- Annotated Bibliography
- National Findings
- Member Colleges
- CCFSSE (Faculty Survey)
- Pricing and Participation
- Annual Registration
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Learn More About the Updated CCSSE Instrument Coming in 2017
The CCSSE instrument has been updated with a series of changes—edits to some items, removal of a few outdated items, and the addition of several High-Impact Practices items—that will improve the quality of data available to colleges and make the survey more relevant in relation to changes in the community college field. All revisions were made with member colleges in mind, as the continued success of CCSSE ultimately depends on the survey's continued relevance and usefulness to the institutions it serves.
To learn more about the updated instrument, please watch this brief webinar.
CCSSE 2016 Results Released
The Center is pleased to announce that the results from the 2016 administration of the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) are now available through the online reporting system. The online reporting system allows member colleges the ability to view results through standard reports as well as through a custom report request platform.
As an added component to this year's release, the Center is hosting a one-hour webinar entitled "The Ins and Outs of Reviewing Center Data Over Time" on August 25 at 1 p.m. CST.
Please register here.
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