Focus Group Guides

CCSSE and SENSE data provide colleges a great deal of information to help identify strengths and areas in need of improvement in the work of increasing student success. These data deliver the “what” about the student experience, but through focus groups, colleges can also learn the “why.” In addition to gathering specific detail about the experiences students and others are having, these structured discussions will also help uncover possible strategies to consider for improvement. These two focus group discussion guides were designed to be used with students, faculty, and staff from tribal colleges.

Tribal College Students Focus Group Discussion Guide


Tribal College Faculty and Staff Focus Group Discussion Guide

For supporting focus group materials such as recruitment tips, invitation e-mail templates, consent forms, profile sheets, and a comprehensive planning guide that outlines focus group staff roles and order of operations, visit