What it's about—
Northern Vermont University invites you to complete the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE), which asks about some of your high school experiences and your expectations for college. The survey takes about 15–20 minutes to complete and is given to thousands of new students each year. Your input will help your institution provide a better educational experience for new students, will allow your institution to compare responses with those of students at other schools, and will be used in national studies of the undergraduate experience.
Your participation in this study is voluntary. This survey is conducted on behalf of your institution by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, who will send your identified responses to your university for institutional assessment. No information associated with your name will be ever be released publicly, but personally identifiable survey responses may be inspected by your university and government organizations when required by law. The survey asks for your student ID number and your given/first name, as well as your family/last name, which accompanies your survey responses. Your ID and name are requested so that your responses can be matched with your institution's records for three reasons: (1) assessing new student programs, (2) providing individualized information to your academic advisor and other staff who provide student services, and (3) to invite you to complete a possible follow-up survey this next spring. By completing the survey, you give your institution permission to link your responses to your academic records as well as to any follow-up survey.
The information you provide on this survey may be shared with other researchers for future research. If this happens, information which could identify you will be removed before any information is shared. Since identifying information will be removed, we will not ask for your additional consent.
For more information about the survey, contact the Center for Postsecondary Research at email@example.com. For information about the project on your campus or your institution’s interest in using the results, please contact your university BCSSE contact. With questions or concerns about your rights as a participant in this research project, contact the Indiana University Indiana University Office of Human Subjects Committee at 812-856-4242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On to the survey—
If you have read this form and agree to take part in this survey, click the "Proceed to the survey" button.
IRB Study #: 0406000001