How much does it cost to participate?


Please refer to the attached document regarding costs.

What kind of information (norms, comparison data) is provided after administration?


Institutions participating in the study will receive an institutional report that includes

  • Respondent characteristics; 
  • Mean comparisons and frequency distributions for all questions; 
  • A report on institutional performance on the indicators of effective educational practices; and
  • Raw data file of students' responses.
Reports will compare the institution’s performance with the overall sample and institutional type.

How are the surveys administered?


The SASSE, LSSE, and CLASSE are administered electronically. The BUSSE, CSSE, and CSSSE are administered through paper-based and electronic surveys. The student engagement team coordinates the administration process in cooperation with a designated representative from your institution.

Who has access to institutional reports?


Only the institutional representative who has the login code can access an institution’s report. It is the institutional representative’s responsibility and prerogative to share this report with other stakeholders at the respective institution. No third party, including any other participating institutions, will have direct access to an institution’s results.

Can I compare my data with that of other institutions?


Your institutional report contains your institution’s results, which are compared to the average scores of the other participating institutions in an institutional type’s group, e.g. if your institution is a university, your results will be compared to the average scores of the other universities that participated in the particular survey administration. You will not be able to compare your results with another single institution, and no other institution will be able to compare their results with your institution individually.

Is there a limit to the number of student participants?


There is no limit to the number of student participants. However, for the sake of fair representations of your institution, we require the following minimums of student participants according to your student population.

Undergraduate Enrolment

Less than 4 000

4 000 to 7 999

8 000 to 12 000

More than 12 000


Sample Size

450

600

800

1 000


When are the surveys administered?


February: BUSSE is administrated at the beginning of the academic year, as soon as the students arrive on campus. August-September: Both the SASSE and LSSE are administered in the third term to students and lecturers. February-November: The CLASSE can be administered at any time of the year depending on when the lecturer of the module/subject chooses to administer the survey. The only requirement is that the students have been exposed to the module/subject for a significant amount of time, in order to form an accurate opinion about the module/subject.

How long does it take to administer the survey and receive the results?


The surveys are available online for approximately a month and takes only 20 to 40 minutes to complete, depending on the selected survey. The CLASSE results will be sent to the designated party within six weeks after the closing date of the survey. The BUSSE and the SASSE-LSSE results will be sent to the respective institutions within three months after the closing date of the surveys, as these surveys are part of national administrations.

Can I search for individual student responses in my data set?


No, all the responses remain anonymous. The focus is on group trends, thus  the results will only report on group performance and not on individuals. The raw data sent to the institution will not contain any identification information. Therefore, each individual performance remains confidential within the study.