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What is CCSSE and CCFSSE?
The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) is an assessment tool that provides information on student engagement, a key indicator of learning and, therefore, of the quality of community colleges. The survey, administered to community college students, asks questions that assess institutional practices and student behaviors that are correlated highly with student learning and student retention.
The Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE) elicits information from faculty about their perceptions regarding students' educational experiences, their teaching practices, and the ways they spend their professional time—both in and out of the classroom. Faculty and students are asked similar questions enabling us to compare perceptions of engagement for faculty and students.
To jump start your study of our survey responses, view the Guide To Our Survey Results below (or read a pdf copy) and read the "Seven Things To Know About Our CCSSE Survey" that highlights seven interesting findings identified by the CCSSE committee.
2013 CCSSE Survey
Key Findings Report (PDF)
Published by CCSSE, this gives a summary of our overall engagement category scores, and highest and lowest survey item scores, compared to the cohort. (PDF)
Frequencies (PDF | Excel)
Frequency reports present the observed frequencies of occurrence (counts and percentages) of the values for each survey item, excluding demographic survey items. These reports are useful for understanding how data are distributed across response categories.
Means (PDF | Excel)
Means reports present an average for each survey item that has scaled responses (e.g., strongly agree to strongly disagree) and compare average item responses between member colleges and various groups. Means are not run on dichotomous items: those with only two response options (e.g., yes/no; enrolled/not enrolled). These items are summarized in the frequency reports.
Engagement Benchmarks (PDF)
Benchmark reports consist of tables showing the college's scores on each benchmark, followed by means and frequency tables of items in each benchmark. Benchmarks are used to compare each institution’s performance to that of similar institutions and with the CCSSE Cohort.
Less Than Full-Time & Full-Time Enrollment Status
Columbus State Community College Custom Survey Items
Columbus State added 20 additional questions to the survey. Below are the responses for all students and separated by enrollment status.
CCSSE Special-Focus Items - Promising Practices
These items assess participation in activities that CCSSE has determined are promising practices for student success, particularly new college students.
Achieving the Dream Consortium Reports
Compares responses among ATD schools, the CCSSE cohort and Columbus State.
CCFSSE reports enable participating institutions to view faculty perceptions of student engagement alongside student responses. The side-by-side tables, while illustrative, are not entirely equivalent -- that is, CCSSE asks students to report about their experiences across the period of the current academic year, while faculty are asked to describe their practices in a specific selected course, as well as to indicate their perceptions of student experiences at the college more generally.
What are you learning from CCSSE/CCFSSE?
We want to you to share how you are learning from and applying CCSSE findings to your concerns. Use the feedback form to share a summary. If you have a formal report or document we can add it as a resource below.
2013 Demographic CCSSE Profiles