ERIC Number: ED464569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The NSSE 2000 Report: National Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice. National Survey of Student Engagement: The College Student Report.
Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) annually collects information from undergraduate students about the quality of their education. In this first year of the survey, more than 63,000 first-year and senior students from 276 colleges and universities answered questions focusing on the extent to which they participate in proven educational processes that contribute to successful outcomes. Questions are clustered around five benchmarks of effective educational practice: (1) level of academic challenge; (2) active and collaborative learning; (3) student interactions with faculty members; (4) enriching educational experiences; and (5) supportive campus environment. Findings make it apparent that 4-year colleges and universities differ considerably in terms of the quality of the undergraduate experience they offer and their expectations for student performance. Student engagement varies, but, in general, students in small colleges are more engaged than those in larger institutions. Every sector of higher education includes some institutions that can model effective educational practice for their peers. Some types of students are more engaged than others, but these differences are not generally the result of gender, race, or ethnicity, but more likely to be the result of full- or part-time status, campus residence, and status as a senior or freshman. Eight appendixes contain information about participating institutions, survey methodology, and a copy of the survey. (Contains 11 figures and 7 endnotes.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Benchmarking, Educational Experience, Higher Education, Participation, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Teacher Student Relationship, Undergraduate Students
For full text: http://www.indiana.edu/~nsse.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.