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  • Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

    The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) is designed to capture student engagement as a measure of institutional quality. CCSSE is administered annually nation-wide; this year’s cohort group is made up of 718 institutions, including a Nebraska consortium of SCC, Mid-Plains, Metro, and Central.
    CCSSE (pronounced "sessie") was administered in SCC classes randomly selected by CCSSE to ensure a representative sample and to preserve the integrity of the survey results. CCSSE survey results provide information on student engagement, a key indicator of learning. Research shows that the more actively engaged students are—with college faculty and staff, with other students, and with the subject matter—the more likely they are to learn and to achieve their academic goals.
    CCSSE benchmarks focus on institutional practices and student behaviors that promote student engagement. The five benchmarks of effective educational practice in community colleges are active and collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student-faculty interaction, and support for learners (see below).
    Southeast Community College administered the CCSSE survey in February/March 2015 in classrooms at all campus locations (Beatrice, Lincoln, and Milford, including Education Square and the Entrepreneurship Center). A total of 944 students took the survey.

    For More Information:

    Southeast Community College Results and Reports:


    CCSSE Survey Instrument

    Contact Information:

    Rod Rhodes, Director of Instructional Effectiveness & Research
    Southeast Community College Area Office
    301 S. 68th St. Place
    Lincoln, NE 68510