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What is BUSSE?

The Beginning University Survey of Student Engagement (BUSSE) measures entering first-year students’ pre-university experiences and their expectations regarding participation in educationally purposeful activities during their first year of study. BUSSE is administered as soon as students arrive on campus and the data is available within eight weeks.  

Why should institutions participate?

Biographical data collected by BUSSE allows institutions to gather information not usually collected during admission and registration, such as students’ generation status.

BUSSE data also makes it possible for institutions to align their efforts with student expectations, to assess the effectiveness of those efforts with regard to students’ engagement inside and outside the classroom, to conduct data-driven analyses, and to guide institutions in enhancing goal-directed change management.

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