From time to time, you may be invited to participate in one of several surveys or focus groups taking place across U of T. The University takes these results very seriously and uses them to help set priorities and make changes to enhance students’ experiences. If you are invited (via email) to participate, please respond promptly and honestly.  

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 2020

NSSE begins on February 13, 2020.

Throughout February and March 2020, all first- and senior-year undergraduate students will be asked to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This is the seventh time U of T has participated in NSSE – a survey now used by all Ontario universities and Canadian peer universities to measure the quality of undergraduate education. The results of this survey are used to identify the strengths of a U of T education and identify priorities for change.

In addition to asking students about in-class experiences, working with classmates, interacting with faculty and budgeting time, this year’s survey will also feature a set of questions about experiences with academic advising. Each response to the NSSE survey give us valuable insight into how we can better support our students.

NSSE is coming. February 13, 2020.

Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey

In February, second- and third-year undergrads and select graduate students (Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy) will be invited to participate in pilot of the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey. Developed by researchers and practitioners from Canadian universities and colleges, this new survey helps Canadian post-secondary institutions better support student health and wellbeing.

The survey will take students 20 minutes to complete and covers nine core sections related to student health and wellbeing, including mental health assets, mental health deficits, student experience, health service utilization, physical health, academic achievement, substance use, nutrition and sexual health behaviour.