Who is the HSU Student?

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Find out about how do our undergraduates experience Humboldt State University. Who are they? What assets do they bring? What do they need? What do they hope for at HSU? Below, you will find a series of resources that take deep dives into understanding who our students are and what they say about their experience at HSU.

HSU Student Snapshots

A collection of video stories from HSU students in their own voice. These stories are about the experiences of students as they live in Humboldt County and explore both the county and the HSU campus. Student Snapshots are quick 1-minute videos created by students sharing their unique experiences from their own vantage points. Check back often for new stories!

The HSU Student - A Three Part Look 
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How do our undergraduates experience Humboldt State University? Here are findings from HSU's 2017 participation in the National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE), an annual survey that collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about first-year and senior students' participation in programs/activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. Learn more about our students and how they engage with our campus, how it compares with other CSU’s, and how that relates to the perceptions of instructional staff in this three-part series presented by Dr. Lisa Castellio, Associate Vice President of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

Part I. September 2017 NSSE Presentation

NSSE asks students about their time in various learning activities that are linked to previous research on student success in college. You will also hear benchmarks and comparisons to other California State University (CSU) campuses that participated in the consortium.

Part II. November 2017 FSSE Presentation

FSSE, Faculty Survey of Student Engagement surveys complement the NSSE by surveying instructional staff (faculty and graduate students who teach) to gather their perceptions of student engagement and interaction.

Part III. December 2017 Presentation

  • Video: NSSE Inclusiveness and Engagement with Diversity Module Presentation Recording (coming soon!)
  • PowerPoint: NSSE Part III Presentation
 Our HSU Undergraduate Story
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Presenter: Lisa Castellino, Humboldt State University

Asking Better Questions (part 1 of 3)

The Road to the Baccalaureate as traveled by Upper Division Transfer Students (part 2 of 3)

Examining Academic and Social Integration- a Case Study of the Class of 2013 (part 3 of 3)

HSU Environmental Scan

Read A Snapshot of HSU's Current Conditions, Circumstances and Influences for a look at HSU's Vision, Nationwide Trends in Higher Ed, and Priorities of California and the CSU.

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