Michael Olivas, Review of Higher Education

Colleges and universities across the country rely on surveys of student engagement (SSE) to get a better understanding of their students’ involvement, integration and engagement. The Fall 2011 issue of The Review of Higher Education features a collection of issues which cast a critical eye on SSE tools. The five essays raise questions about the design and psychometrics of the SSE instruments and offer thoughtful suggestions to improve the project, especially the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Guest editor Michael A. Olivas from the University of Houston Law Center joins us to talk about the special issue.