Earlham has been involved with the National Survey of Student Engagement since 2000. One of NSSE's goals is to provide diagnostic information to its college participants to improve undergraduate education.
NSSE results are reported in terms of "Benchmark Items," five indicators of effective educational practice. These are:
Here are a few statements of what we learned about the educational experience of Earlham students who participated in NSSE's 2009 survey.