Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement
BCSSE results are used in many ways including academic advising, retention efforts, first-year program design and evaluation, accreditation self-studies, faculty and staff development, and recruitment. BCSSE website also includes many examples of how institutions are using their results.
Institutions administer BCSSE to first-year, transfer, and delayed entry students prior to the start of fall or winter classes. BCSSE collects data about entering students’ prior academic and co-curricular experiences, as well as their expectations for participating in educationally purposeful activities during the coming college year. Institutions that administer BCSSE to their first-year students entering in the fall, can be pair their BCSSE results with a NSSE administration at the end of the first college year, providing an in-depth understanding of first-year student engagement on your campus.