COLUMBUS, Miss. – W freshmen and seniors are asked to complete and not delete the National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE) and Collegiate Learning Assessment invitations that are in their inboxes.

Both the survey and assessment are important tools to gain valuable feedback from students about how The W is doing compared to its peers and in higher-order learning skills in college students.

Electronic invitations from NSSE, also pronounced Nessie, have gone out to freshmen and seniors. The survey focuses on the degree to which students are engaged in the learning process at The W and takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Results of the survey are used in the university’s decision making process and help improve learning strategies at The W.

The CLA+, which is for seniors, looks at skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, analytical and quantitative reasoning and effective writing. It will be given to selected seniors Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29 during multiple sessions in the Gamma Lab in McDevitt Hall.

On average, it takes about 60 minutes for students to complete the two-part exam. Any senior who takes the CLA+ will be eligible for cash prizes up to $100.
Both feedback tools are important to the university’s accreditation process.

March 2, 2017
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