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DATA UPDATES FACULTY PRESENTATION September 2009
UTILIZING RESULTS If we assume: 1. The CLA addresses skills we deem important, and 2. The measurement (prompts, scoring, etc..)is reasonable (valid, reliable, etc.), and 3. The comparisons are relevant. Then: What can do with this information to improve?
2009 NSSE DATA National Survey of Student Engagement
EXTERNAL COMPARISONS Selected Peers – Regional privates N=32). Carnegie Peers – All institutions (N=108) that fit our Carnegie classification. All Peers – All NSSE participants 200 (N=640). INTERNAL COMPARISONS First-Year Seniors
Selected Peers Augsburg College Avila University Bethany College Bethel University Capella University Carleton College Central Methodist University College of Saint Mary Cornell College Culver-Stockton College Dana College Dordt College Graceland University-Lamoni Grand View University Hastings College Iowa Wesleyan College Lindenwood University Maharishi University of Management Maryville University of Saint Louis McPherson College MidAmerica Nazarene University Missouri Valley College Mount Marty College Rockhurst University Saint Ambrose University Saint Louis University Stephens College The College of Saint Scholastica Waldorf College Webster University Worldwide Westminster College William Jewell College
Benchmarks Created by NSSE. Highlight Effective Educational Practices ( i.e. related to learning outcomes, retention, graduation, etc… ). Compares Morningside with several comparison groups. Succinct.
BENCHMARK Morningside College Difference Selected Peers Carnegie Peers All Peers First Year (Spring) Senior (Spring)
SHORTHAND * indicates Morningside differs from the comparison group (p <.05). ** indicates Morningside differs from the comparison group (p <.01). *** indicates Morningside differs from the comparison group (p <.001).
Level of Academic Challenge Preparing for class Number of assigned textbooks Number of written papers Coursework emphasizing analysis of the basic elements of an idea, experience or theory Coursework emphasizing synthesis and organizing of ideas, info., or experiences into new, more complex interpretations and relationships Coursework emphasizing the making of judgments about the value of information, arguments, or methods Coursework emphasizing applications of theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations Working harder than you thought you could to meet an instructor's standards or expectations Campus environment emphasizing time studying and on academic work
Level of Academic Challenge Morningside College Difference Selected Peers Carnegie Peers All Peers First Year (Spring) 52.3%54%53.7%-.3%55% 53% 53.7% Senior (Spring) 56.6%56.5%58.4%1.9%58.7% 57.7% 57%
Active and Collaborative Learning Asked questions in class or contributed to class discussions Made a class presentation Worked with other students on projects during class Worked with classmates outside of class to prepare assignments Tutored or taught other students Participated in a community-based project as part of a regular course Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with others outside of class
Active and Collaborative Learning Morningside College Difference Selected Peers Carnegie Peers All Peers First Year (Spring) 44.8%45.7%47.6%1.9%45.7% 44.9% 43.2%** Senior (Spring) 55.5%56.3%57.1%0.8%53.3%* 53.7%* 51%***
Student-Faculty Interaction Discussed grades or assignments with an instructor Talked about career plans with a faculty member or advisor Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with faculty members outside class Worked with faculty members on activities other than coursework Received prompt written or oral feedback from faculty on your academic performance Worked with a faculty member on a research project outside of course or program requirements
Student-Faculty Interaction Morningside College Difference Selected Peers Carnegie Peers All Peers First Year (Spring) na36%42.9%6.9%36.5%*** 37.3% ** 34.6%*** Senior (Spring) na48.8%54.4%5.6%44.6%*** 46%*** 42%***
Enriching Educational Experiences Participating in co-curricular activities Practicum, internship, field experience, co-op experience, or clinical assignment Community service or volunteer work Foreign language coursework & study abroad Independent study or self-designed major Culminating senior experience Serious conversations with students of different religious beliefs, political opinions, or personal values Serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity Using electronic technology to discuss or complete an assignment Campus environment encouraging contact among students from different economic, social, and racial or ethnic backgrounds Participate in a learning community or some other formal program where groups of students take two or more classes together
Enriching Educational Experiences Morningside College Difference Selected Peers Carnegie Peers All Peers First Year (Spring) na26.2%27.7%1.5%29.6% 27.1% 28% Senior (Spring) na46.7%51.3%4.6%43.2%*** 40.7%*** 40.8%***
Supportive Campus Environment Campus environment provides the support you need to help you succeed academically Campus environment helps you cope with your non-academic responsibilities Campus environment provides the support you need to thrive socially Quality of relationships with other students Quality of relationships with faculty members Quality of relationships with administrative personnel and offices.
Supportive Campus Environment Morningside College Difference Selected Peers Carnegie Peers All Peers First Year (Spring) 65.2%67.2%69.5%2.3%64.8%** 63.5%*** 58.2%** Senior (Spring) 65.4%66%67.1%1.1%53.3%** 53.7%*** 51%***
TWO IMPORTANT SINGLE QUESTIONS
If you could start over again, would you go to the same institution? Morningside College Difference Selected Peers Carnegie Peers All Peers First Year (Spring) 75%87% (35%) 91% (51%) 4%84% (44%) 80%** (40%) 84%* (44%) Senior (Spring) 82%80% (34%) 81% (38%) 1%82% (44%) 80% (42%) 82% (43%)
How Would You Evaluate Your Entire Educational Experience at M’side? Morningside College Difference Selected Peers Carnegie Peers All Peers First Year (Spring) 87%90% (29%) 93% (43%) 3% 14% 89% (41%) 84%* (35%) 87% (37%) Senior (Spring) 90%83% (31%) 89% (40%) 6% 9% 88% (45%) 86% (39%) 86% (38%)
Selected Questions Where Morningside Scored ‘Higher’ – First Year Students Prepared 2 or more drafts of a paper. *** Worked w/ students on projects during class. ** Participated in a SL like project. *** Used to communicate w/ prof. *** Discussed grades or assignments w/ prof. *** Discussed ideas outside class w/ prof. *** Received prompt feedback from prof. ~** # of written papers fewer than 5 pages. ~** Talked about career plans w/ prof. ***
Relationship w/ faculty. *** Relationship w/ administration. *** Institution provides support to succeed. ~** Participating in co-curricular activities. *** Provide support to succeed academically.~** Attending campus events. *** Writing clearly & effectively. *** Speaking clearly & effectively. *** Developing a code of values and ethics. *** Quality of academic advising. ***
Selected Questions Where Morningside Scored ‘Lower’ – First Year Students Had serious conversations w/ diff. students.*** # of papers 20+ pages. *** # of papers 5-19 pages. *** Participated in activities to enhance your spirituality. **~ Foreign language coursework. *~* Study abroad. *** Providing care for dependents living with you. ***
Example of Data Mining: FY Writing Our First-Year Students Report (in comparison to external groups) writing fewer than 20+ page papers writing fewer 5 – 15 page papers writing more 1-4 page papers writing more multiple draft papers (Does this sound like us?)
UTILIZING THE INFORMATION If we assume: 1. The NSSE addresses practices we think important, and 2. Measurement is appropriate, and 3. Comparisons are relevant. Then: What can do with this information to improve?