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Past student input in action

The following are examples of offices, programs, services, projects and opportunities that have been implemented since the university received the 2008, 2011 and 2014 NSSE data.

Student comments from previous surveys:

  • "It would be nice to provide students with more information about life after graduation, job opportunities, etc."
  • "The university needs to provide more information to students the summer before the first year."
  • "The undergraduate experience at the University of Calgary is largely dependent on what you put into it. My NSSE evaluation reflects five years of being actively engaged on and off campus; I have participated in Co-op, wrote my honours thesis, have been an executive on a club and on the Students’ Union, have participated in experiential learning and really do feel there is a great community here for me."
  • "I have attended a total of four different institutions during the completion of my undergraduate degree, and University of Calgary student services are by far the best of all of them. The service has always been prompt, friendly, well-informed and helpful."

Setting up all University of Calgary students for academic and personal success:

Following recommendations of the NSSE Strategy Task Force, the Educational Development Unit of the Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning supported faculties in analyzing, discussing and moving forward the data from the 2014 survey. Discussions resulted in a Student Engagement Action Map to showcase initiatives and programs that allow students to be engaged across the institute, faculty and course levels.

Under the Office of the Vice-Provost (Student Experience), the Student Success Centre (SSC) and the office of Leadership and Student Engagement (LSE) are outstanding examples of the commitment UCalgary has made to improve our students’ experience outside of the classroom.

Regular weekly communications are also provided through UthisWeek to keep students informed about important dates and student focused events.

Setting up our first-year students for success by providing:

Registration Support:

Orientation and First-Year Experience Activities:

Academic Success Programs:

Involvement Opportunities:

Leadership Programs:

Setting up our upper-year students for success by providing:

Academic Success Programs:

Involvement Opportunities:

Leadership Programs:

Setting up our graduating students for success by providing:

Academic Success Programs:
All listed above in upper-year students, plus:

Involvement Opportunities:
All listed above in upper-year students.

Leadership Programs:
All listed above in upper-year students, minus the Sophomore Leadership Program.