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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”


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Beloit College students will be participating in the NSSE this spring

March 3, 2014 at 8:50 pm

The NSSE (pronounced “Nessie”) is the National Survey of Student Engagement, and if you’re a first year or senior, you might have recently seen a link coming through your Beloit inbox (around Feb. 18) asking you to answer some questions. The aim of the survey is to measure student engagement. Student engagement in the NSSE has two elements: time and effort students devote to educational activities and how the college organizes itself to encourage student participation.

The NSSE is coordinated and administered by the Center for Postsecondary Research in the Indiana University of Education, and has been around since 1998. Beloit College has been involved twice before, in 2008 and 2011. The 2011 NSSE findings showed, for example, that 94 percent of first year students felt that Beloit College had a substantial commitment to their academic success.

The findings aren’t only about purely engagement in the classroom, but also tell us about students’ engagement with faculty and course materials outside of the classroom: 92 percent of seniors in 2011 reported at least occasionally discussing career plans with faculty members and 84 percent of first year students frequently discussed readings or ideas from coursework outside of class.

The college will use the findings of the NSSE to enhance students’ experience. Past NSSE results for Beloit have been used successfully to apply for a TRIO grant, which fund the McNair Scholars Program and Student Support Services program, both of which support the success of low-income, minority, or first-generation college students.

The NSSE findings are of special interest to Beloit this year, as seniors who complete the NSSE will be the first cohort of students who have experienced the new curriculum and Advising Practicum.

“The college has so many exciting initiatives under way to support students to engage with their own education in meaningful ways. The NSSE findings will be one way we can tell if students are responding to these opportunities and engaging differently with their education than students in the past,” says Director of Strategic Research and Assessment Ellenor O’Byrne.

Want to learn more? Read about the survey here.