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1 Intro Tour of the Male Student Mind In American Higher Education European Access Network National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland June 28, 2007 Tom Mortenson Senior Scholar, The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education Higher Education Policy Analyst, Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY

2 Male Share of Higher Ed Enroll

3 Male Share of Bachelor’s Degrees

4 Male Share of All Degrees

5 Enrollment Rates for Males

6 Enrollment Rates for Females

7 Educational Attainment of Males 25 to 29

8 Seven Principles of Good Practice In Undergraduate Education 1.Encourage student-faculty contact 2.Develop reciprocity and cooperation among students 3.Encourage active learning 4.Give prompt feedback 5.Emphasize time on task 6.Communicate high expectations 7.Respect diverse talents and ways of knowing Source: Chickering and Gamson (1987)

9 Data Sources: 1.Survey of American College Freshmen 2.National Survey of Student Engagement 3.National Freshman Attitudes Survey

10 American College Freshman Survey Annual fall survey conducted since 1966 Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA Nationally representative sample of 4-year college and university freshmen Reports male and female data separately

11 Freshmen Men Time Use

12 Exercise or Sports

13 Watching Television

14 Partying

15 Video/Computer Games

16 Freshmen Women Time Use

17 Student Clubs/Groups

18 Household/Childcare Duties

19 Volunteer Work

20 Studying/Homework

21 Felt Overwhelmed

22 Life Objectives

23 Activities During Past Year

24 Reasons for Attending College

25 Reasons for Attending This College

26 Chances Are Very Good

27 Public Policy Issue Choices

28 Self Assessment

29 National Survey of Student Engagement Annual survey conducted since 1998 Indiana University Various groups surveyed: College freshmen and seniors High school seniors Community college freshmen Faculty Canadian universities Data custom tabulated by gender Benchmarks of effective educational practice

30 Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice (NSSE) 1.Level of academic challenge 2.Active and collaborative learning 3.Enriching educational experiences 4.Student-faculty interaction 5.Supportive campus environment

31 Level of Academic Challenge- Freshmen

32 Level of Academic Challenge- Seniors

33 Active & Collaborative Learning- Freshmen

34 Active & Collaborative Learning- Seniors

35 Enriching Educational Experiences- Freshmen

36 Enriching Educational Experiences- Seniors

37 Student-Faculty Interaction- Freshmen

38 Student-Faculty Interaction-Seniors

39 Supportive Campus Environment- Freshmen

40 Supportive Campus Environment- Seniors

41 National Freshman Attitudes Report Annual survey of first-year students since 2006 Prepared by Noel-Levitz institutional consultants Gathers data on motivational characteristics Arrive on campus highly motivated to graduate Less well prepared to be successful

42 Attitudes Attitudes: Desire to finish college Attitude toward educators Intellectual interests Study habits Math and science confidence Verbal confidence Career closure Family emotional support Sense of financial security Sociability Receptivity to academic assistance Receptivity to career counseling Receptivity to social enrichment

43 Attitude Toward Educators

44 Desire to Finish College

45 Intellectual Interests

46 Study Habits

47 Match and Science Confidence

48 Verbal Confidence

49 Career Closure

50 Family Emotional Support

51 Sense of Financial Security

52 Sociability

53 Receptivity to Academic Assistance

54 Receptivity to Career Counseling

55 Receptivity to Social Enrichment

56 Synthesis: Synthesis Encourage student-faculty contact Develop reciprocity and cooperation among students Encourage active learning Give prompt feedback Emphasize time on task Communicate high expectations Respect diverse talents and ways of knowing

57 www. postsecondary.org Resources Resources:


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