The College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ) is a versatile tool that assesses the quality of effort students expend in using institutional resources and opportunities provided for their learning and development.
Quality of effort is a key dimension for understanding student satisfaction, persistence, and the effects of attending college. The more students engage in educational activities, the more they benefit in their learning and development.
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Institutions and their constituents want more information about three issues: assessment, accountability and accreditation. Assessment emphasizes outcomes, or what students have learned; accountability emphasizes efficiency, or how resources are used; and accreditation emphasizes institutional quality and improvement.
Specifically, colleges and universities use their CSEQ results to:
In addition to providing valuable information for the institution, students completing the CSEQ benefit from reflection and self-evaluation. Many students say completing the questionnaire prompts them to recall the range of activities in which they participated during the year and the progress they made toward important goals.