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BCSSE Updates and Data Uses

A live webinar on BCSSE 2017 provided information about a new survey question on expectations for academic help-seeking and about changes to the BCSSE Advising Report. It also included data use examples using results from BCSSE and NSSE’s First-Year Experiences Topical Module.

Click HERE to view the recording or to download the PowerPoint presentation.

BCSSE in Action

In 2014, Southern Connecticut State University created a Living-Learning Community dedicated to its high proportion of first-generation students. To assess this new program's impact, progress of students identified by BCSSE as first-generation who were participants in the L-L Community was compared to that of first-generation nonparticipants. Both 2014 and 2015 first-generation L-L Community students had higher retention rates than their nonparticipant counterparts. Read more

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percent of entering first-year students have no close friends attending the same institution.

Source: BCSSE 2017