Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE)

Developed in response to demand from the community college field, the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE) elicits information from faculty about their perceptions regarding students' educational experiences, their teaching practices, and the ways they spend their professional time—both in and out of the classroom.

Offered as a companion to the CCSSE student survey, CCFSSE is an online census survey that invites all faculty teaching CCSSE-survey eligible courses at participating colleges to contribute their front-line perspectives on student engagement. With a flat-rate fee regardless of college size, CCFSSE is an affordable way to create a faculty data set for comparison with student data. Perhaps more importantly, CCFSSE provides colleges with an effective way to invite faculty into a college-wide conversation about student engagement and success while spurring interest in their CCSSE survey results.

Survey Instrument

(Please note that these are only sample surveys. If you are a faculty member from a college participating in the faculty survey and are teaching a survey-eligible course, you will receive an invitation to participate via email.)

In 2019 and 2020, CCFSSE also includes an additional multiple choice section on Guided Pathways.

In 2018, CCFSSE also included an additional multiple choice five-item section on Academic Mindset and an open-ended six-item section on Teaching and Learning.




Faculty Survey Frequently Asked Questions

Example Reports

  • Student and Faculty Frequency Distributions (PDF | Excel)

  • Faculty Frequency Distributions (PDF | Excel)


Proceeds may be used in general support of the Program in Higher Education Leadership and the College of Education.
Center for Community College Student Engagement
—a Service and Research Initiative—
Program in Higher Education Leadership | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy  | College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin
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