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WCU uses a variety of survey platforms to gather critical data. Below find information about various surveys conducted including Course Evaluations, COACHE, NSSE.


Student course evaluations are critical. Instructors use student evaluations to improve their teaching and this important feedback helps guide positive changes and improvements across campus. Find answers to FAQs, CourseEval schedules and additional resources here.

Log in to Course EVal 

COACHE: The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education


The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a national survey conducted by Indiana University to gather data from four-year institutions in the U.S. and Canada regarding “student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development.” You can find more detailed information from the NSSE Survey site at

The NSSE is broken down into 5 major benchmarks:

  • Level of Academic Challenge (LAC)
  • Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL)
  • Student-Faculty Interaction (SFI)
  • Enriching Educational Experiences (EEE)
  • Supportive Campus Environments (SCE)

NSSE Reports

Campus Reports


Graduating Senior Surveys and Sophomore Surveys

Publishing soon.

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