Assessment at Baruch
College-Wide Projects and Surveys
Beginning College Survey of Student Engagment and
National Survey of Student Engagement
The Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE, pronounced “bessie”), measures entering first-year students’ pre-college academic and co-curricular experiences, as well as their interest in and expectations for participating in educationally purposeful activities during college. Summer 2007 is the inaugural administration of the BCSSE by the Center for Postsecondary Research of Indiana University. It is designed as a companion to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Baruch College has participated in the NSSE since the fall of 2003 and it is part of the College’s Strategic Plan 2006-2011. Used in combination with NSSE results, BCSSE data can help Baruch College control for the educational engagement patterns of our students prior to enrolling as well as help assess the impact of student programs and services on the first year experience of our undergraduates. The BCSSE is replacing the CIRP Freshman Survey administered in prior years because it is shorter.
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE)
Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE)