UAF administers the National Survey of Student Engagement for baccalaureate students every three years. In addition, a survey of graduates is conducted annually.
Student learning is assessed at student entry for course placement, within the core curriculum and for each program. UAF has been implementing the ETS Proficiency Profile omnibus assessment but currently lacks the necessary sample sizes to report a reliable and valid summary.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement v2 (NSSE2). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.