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South African Surveys of Student Engagement (SASSE)

The EBC unit has led the administration of engagement surveys in South Africa for over a decade. The engagement surveys consist of three institutional-level surveys, the BUSSE, SASSE and LSSE; as well as the CLASSE, which is administered on a modular level to identify gaps between students and lecturers’ valued engagement practices for a specific module.


Beginning University Survey of Student  Engagement

First time entering first-year students (administration February-Mar
SASSESouth African Survey of Student Engagement

Undergraduate students )asministration August - September)

Lecturer Survey of Student Engagement

Lecturers (administration August - September)
 Module/course  CLASSE
CLASSE-Student: Classroom Survey of Student Engagement

Administration within six weeks of commencement of classes

CLASSE-Lecturer: Classroom survey of Student Engagement

 Administration within six weeks of commencement of classes

A revision of the surveys in 2020 allows for measuring student engagement in a more blended learning environment, as well as adding additional topical modules on students’ engagement with academic advising, writing, inclusivity, and technology. SASSE 3.0 will be administered from 2021.

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Contact Us

Jodine van Wyk
E: vanwykje@ufs.ac.za

Hanle Posthumus
E: posthumushs@ufs.ac.za

Dr Sonja Loots
E: lootss@ufs.ac.za 

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