CSEQ and CSXQ Survey Operations Closed in 2014; Consider NSSE and BCSSE

After 35 continuous years of operation (since 1979), CSEQ and CSXQ survey operation were closed after the spring 2014 administration. New orders are no longer being accepted. However, institutions and independent researchers may apply to license items from the CSEQ and CSXQ for local assessment or research purposes. Contact us at 812-856-5825 or cseq@indiana.edu for details. Thank you for your participation and support!

If you have not participated in NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) or BCSSE (Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement), now is a good time to give them a look. In 2013, NSSE was updated with new items, scales, and reporting, while continuing to offer a high degree of customization for comparison groups, topical modules, major field reporting, and more. BCSSE was updated to match in 2014. To learn more about how NSSE and BCSSE can help address your assessment issues, contact us at nsse@indiana.edu.

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College Environment

Research affirms the importance of the campus environment in learning and development. The CSEQ measures 10 environmental characteristics that encourage student participation in educationally purposeful activities. The College Environment items consist of two categories:

Environmental Emphasis:

Seven of the rating scales refer to the extent to which the environment emphasizes scholarly, intellectual, and practical activities. These are seven-point rating scales, with 7 defined as strong emphasis and 1 as weak emphasis.

Quality of Relationships:

The remaining three rating scales refer to relationships with students, faculty members, and administrative offices and personnel. On these scales, the positive end is defined by such words as friendly, supportive, approachable, helpful, considerate, flexible. The negative end is defined by such words as uninvolved, alienated, remote, unsympathetic, rigid, impersonal.