The office examines student engagement and satisfaction by participating in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), the Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC), and the MSVU Survey of Graduating Students.

About the surveys

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The National Survey of Student Engagement is an online survey distributed to first year and senior level undergraduate students. Student engagement is the main focus of this survey. It examines how students spend their time and what they gain from attending university. In coordination with other Canadian universities, MSVU participates in the NSSE survey every 3 years.

Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC)

The Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC) is an online survey that runs once a year in the Winter term and operate on a three-year cycle, alternating between first year students, middle years students, and graduating students. The three surveys contain common questions that allow universities to track changes in student satisfaction and success from first year to middle years to graduating year.

MSVU Survey of Graduating Students

MSVU’s Survey of Graduating Students is conducted by the Office of Institutional Analysis on a three-year cycle. This survey focuses on how satisfied MSVU students are with their experiences at the university. Students are asked a series of satisfaction and rating questions while reflecting on their time at the MSVU. This is an online survey that is emailed to MSVU graduates after both spring and fall convocations. The data from both convocations are examined together and a report is created.