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Student Engagement


PCCUA provides students with the opportunity to participate in student engagement surveys. The College uses survey products from the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin

The student surveys include the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE).  These surveys are administered every other year. 

  • CCSSE surveys are administered to students who have been in college for more than one semester and to gather information about their overall college experience. This survey is administered during the spring semester.  
  • SENSE surveys are administered to students who are beginning their academic education. This survey is administered at the beginning of the fall semester.

Faculty is also given an opportunity to participate in the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE) survey which provides the faculty perspectives on student experiences as well as share information about their teaching practices.  The CCFSSE survey is administered during the spring semester in conjunction with the CCSSE survey. 

Student Engagement Newsletters

Data newsletters are used to share outcomes from the CCSSE, CCFSSE and SENSE surveys. These newsletters are designed to inform faculty, staff, and students about the perceptions of student engagement at PCCUA.


CCSSE (Community College Survey of Student Engagement)

CCSSE 2016 Newsletter (Includes data comparsion for 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016)

CCSSE 2014 Newsletter

CCSSE 2012 Newsletter (Includes data comparison for 2008, 2010, and 2012 surveys)


SENSE (Survey of Entering Student Engagement)

SENSE 2015 Newsletter (Includes data comparison for 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2015 surveys)

SENSE 2013 Newsletter (Includes data comparison for 2008, 2009, and 2013 surveys)

SENSE 2009

SENSE and CCSSE Newsletter 2008

CCSSE Key Findings

CCSSE 2016 

CCSSE 2014

CCSSE 2012


SENSE Key Findings

SENSE 2015

SENSE 2013

Other Student Engagement Data and Information

SENSE 2013 and CCSSE 2014 Data Reflecting Responses to College Services Available

CCSSE 2014 Presentation at Arkansas Community College Conference - What do you do with all of this data? Using CCSSE Survey for Institutional Improvement: One College's Approach to Using the Data for Decision Making

2012 CCFSSE-CCSSE Crosswalk - Comparison of Similar Items Asked of Faculty and Students

SENSE and CCSSE Benchmark Data