The Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE), a product and service of the Center for Community College Student Engagement, helps community colleges discover why some entering students persist and succeed and others do not.
Administered during the 4th and 5th weeks of the fall academic term, SENSE asks students to reflect on their earliest experiences (academic and services-related) with the college. SENSE serves as a complementary piece to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), with a more narrowed focus on early student experiences.
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Would you like to learn more about SENSE? Here are some links to get you started:
- Survey Instrument
- Annotated Bibliography (Coming Soon)
- National Findings
- Member Colleges
- Pricing and Participation
- Annual Registration
For more information about the Center and its projects, select one of the tabs in the upper-left corner of the website.
SENSE 2016 Results Released
The Center is pleased to announce that the results from the 2016 administration of the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) are now available through the online reporting system. The online reporting system allows member colleges to view results through standard reports as well as through a custom report request platform. Please contact the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
As an added component to this year's release, the Center hosted a one-hour webinar entitled "Navigating the SENSE Online Reporting System." You can view it here.