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Campus Environment

What does NSSE have to say about Campus Environment? 

 "Students benefit and are more satisfied in supportive settings that cultivate positive relationships among students, faculty, and staff. Two Engagement Indicators investigate this theme: Quality of Interactions and Supportive Environment."

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What types of questions determine the Campus Environment theme?

Campus Environment is expressed on a 60-point scale (e.g., Very often=60, Often=40, Sometimes=20, and Never=0) using the following questions:

Quality of Interactions 
Percentage rating a 6 or 7 on a scale from 1="Poor" to 7="Excellent" their interactions with…
13a. Students
13b. Academic advisors
13c. Faculty
13d. Student services staff (career services, student activities, housing, etc.)
13e. Other administrative staff and offices (registrar, financial aid, etc.)
Supportive Environment 
Percentage responding "Very much" or "Quite a bit" about how much the institution emphasized…
14b. Providing support to help students succeed academically
14c. Using learning support services (tutoring services, writing center, etc.)
14d. Encouraging contact among students from diff. backgrounds (soc., racial/eth., relig., etc.)
14e. Providing opportunities to be involved socially
14f. Providing support for your overall well-being (recreation, health care, counseling, etc.)
14g. Helping you manage your non-academic responsibilities (work, family, etc.)
14h. Attending campus activities and events (performing arts, athletic events, etc.)
14i. Attending events that address important social, economic, or political issues
Other NSSE Themes: