Presentation on theme: "2008 National Survey of Student Engagement – SUNY Oneonta Patty Francis Steve Perry Fall 2008."— Presentation transcript:
2008 National Survey of Student Engagement – SUNY Oneonta Patty Francis Steve Perry Fall 2008
An Introduction: NSSE and the Concept of Student Engagement
What is Student Engagement? What students do -- time and energy devoted to educationally purposeful activities What institutions do -- using effective educational practices to induce students to do the right things Educationally effective institutions channel student energy toward the right activities
Time on task (Tyler, 1930s) Quality of effort (Pace, s) Student involvement (Astin, 1984) Social, academic integration (Tinto, 1987, 1993) Good practices in undergraduate education (Chickering & Gamson, 1987) College impact (Pascarella, 1985) Student engagement (Kuh, 1991, 2005) Foundations of Student Engagement
Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education (Chickering & Gamson, 1987; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005) Student-faculty contact Active learning Prompt feedback Time on task High expectations Experiences with diversity Cooperation among students
National Survey of Student Engagement (pronounced “nessie”) Assesses the extent to which students engage in educational practices associated with high levels of learning and development
NSSE Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice Level of Academic Challenge Active & Collaborative Learning Enriching Educational Experiences Student – Faculty Interaction Supportive Campus Environment
NSSE Benchmark Definitions Level of Academic Challenge - Engagement in intellectually challenging and creative work. Active & Collaborative Learning - Engagement in collaborative learning and learning in different settings. Student-Faculty Interaction - Student engagement with faculty as role models and mentors. Supportive Campus Environment - Quality of campus environment to support student success. Enriching Educational Experiences - Participation in many activities not typically completed by first-year students (e.g., internships, capstone courses, study abroad).
Survey Administration Administered to random samples of first-year & senior students Administration occurs in the spring academic term Paper & Web-based survey Multiple follow-ups to increase response rates Administered 2003, 2005 and 2008 at Oneonta
NSSE 2008 & Selected Oneonta Results
NSSE 2008 Respondent Characteristics First-YearSenior Respondents Response Rate 40%39% Female 71%65% Caucasian/White 78%83% Transfer 6%45% Full-time 100%97% Live On-campus 90%30% Traditional Age 99%85%
Overall, Oneonta scores were similar or higher, especially for seniors. Selected Oneonta Results on NSSE Benchmarks Compared to Other SUNY Institutions:
Who Were These Peer Institutions? NSSE Institutions - Consisted of all 714 institutions participating in NSSE 2008 Carnegie Class Institutions Consisted of 46 non-SUNY institutions in Oneonta’s Carnegie Class (i.e., Master’s colleges and universities – smaller programs) Included relatively large public institutions as well as small privates
1.Oneonta should initiate a campus-wide discussion of student engagement and strategies for enhancing this process, to include faculty, staff, and students.
2.Oneonta should focus on initiatives to improve engagement with first-year students.
3.These initiatives should target the following areas: Student-Faculty Interaction (SFI) Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL) Level of Academic Challenge (LAC)
4.Aspirational goal: To compare favorably to other institutions in our Carnegie Class, for both first-year students and seniors, when the NSSE is next conducted in 2011.
Questions & Discussion
Contact Information NSSE Web site National Survey of Student Engagement Center for Postsecondary Research Indiana University Bloomington Phone: Oneonta Contacts: Patty Francis Steve Perry