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New tool helps instructors support new students
The annual Husker Student POWER survey will be distributed to all first-year and transfer students through email and Canvas links Sept. 12-24. The survey includes questions on topics related to academic, social, financial and emotional well-being — factors most important to supporting new students’ transition to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus.
New this year, instructors now have a tool that provides feedback on the number of students who have completed the survey and enables them to review aggregated results within each of their courses. The report is available in Tableau. Results will be updated daily. (A sample summary of the report can be found here.)
Additionally, instructors can request survey results at the individual student level. Access to these results is available after completing a short online video training.
Questions asked in the Husker Student POWER survey:
- I have found a friend or group of friends at NU.
- I want assistance in becoming involved in campus life.
- I would like some support for my emotional well-being.
- I sometimes feel alone or isolated because of my sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
- I am attending all of my classes (in-person and/or remotely) regularly.
- I am having technological difficulties in completing my coursework.
- I am struggling in one or more classes.
- I sometimes feel alone or isolated because of my racial, ethnic, or cultural identity.
- I have the course materials I need for all my classes.
- I am experiencing financial distress.
- I have questions but I do not know who to ask for answers.
- I am considering not returning to UNL next semester.
- Someone at the university cares about me.
Campus teams will reach out by email, phone, and text to students whose responses suggest they would benefit from additional support and resources. Campus units providing outreach include the Center for Academic Success and Transition, the Academic Navigators Team, University Housing and Residence Life, Husker Hub, OASIS, Student Involvement, the Women’s Center, the LGBTQA+ Center, and Big Red Resilience and Well-being.
The Husker Student POWER survey has been distributed each fall and spring semester since fall 2019. Learn more about the FAQ on the Husker Student POWER website or contact Amy Goodburn, senior associate vice chancellor and dean of undergraduate education, at email@example.com.