DESSE Focus Areas

DESSE includes survey items in 15 focus areas.

Focus Areas 
Academic Advising and Planning
Academic Challenge
Active and Collaborative Learning
Barriers to Persistence
Career Counseling
Course Taking
Getting Started
Instructor Expectations
Motivation and Preparedness
Sense of Belonging
Student Effort
Student-Faculty Interaction
Support Services

The two documents below—one for the Fall 2022 Pilot and one for the Spring 2024 Pilot—outline the survey items associated with each focus area.

Focus Areas for DESSE Pilot Survey-Spring 2024

Focus Areas for DESSE Pilot Survey-Fall 2022