Survey of Undergraduate Students - NSSE

PDAD&C #39, 2013-2014  

To:  PDAD&C
From:      Jill Matus, Vice-Provost, Students & First Entry Divisions 
Date:  January 30, 2014
Re:  Survey of Undergraduate Students - NSSE 

In the coming weeks, the University of Toronto, along with all Ontario universities and Canadian peer institutions, will participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). I am writing to request your cooperation in ensuring we secure the highest response rates possible for this important institutional survey of undergraduate students.

NSSE begins February 10th, 2014 and will invite all first year and all senior year undergraduates to participate from the following faculties:
- Arts & Science
- Architecture, Landscape & Design
- Music
- Kinesiology & Physical Education
- Applied Science and Engineering
- University of Toronto Mississauga
- University of Toronto Scarborough
All senior year students in the Faculty of Nursing will also be invited to participate.

To ensure we do not violate the ethics protocol for NSSE and/or bias the response rates, messaging and promotion for this survey will be coordinated centrally by David Newman, Director, Office of Student Life in cooperation with your registrars, student affairs staff and communications staff.

As in previous years, we ask that you refrain from conducting surveys of first and fourth year undergraduates for the next three months. If there is a need to survey this group of undergraduates, please contact David Newman at david.newman@utoronto.ca.  

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.