ERIC Number: ED469485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the National Survey of Student Engagement. Research Brief.
Whitfield, Christina E.
Kentucky's 8 public universities participated in the 2001 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) as part of a consortium organized by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. The NSSE measures student activities that studies have shown to be critically important to student learning and development. Nationally, more than 105,000 students at 470 four-year institutions participated in the NSSE over the last 2 years. In Kentucky, in 2001, 1,900 first-year and senior students completed a mail-in survey or participated through the Internet. Results from the 2001 NSSE are encouraging. Overall, students at Kentucky's public universities engage in a wide range of effective learning strategies and report satisfying relationships with faculty and fellow students. Kentucky institutions outperform their peers on many of the NSSE's national benchmarks. Significant number of Kentucky students vote, volunteer, and work to promote the welfare of their communities. The Kentucky consortium's participation in NSSE also suggests areas for future improvement. Institutions will have to use their resources creatively to make their campuses more supportive, to address students' needs inside and outside the classroom, while increasing enrollment levels. Campuses should work to maintain high levels of academic challenge and encourage students to take their academic commitments more seriously. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, National Surveys, State Universities, Student Participation
For full text: http://www.cpe.state.ky.us/facts/researchbriefs%5Cnsse_txt.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, Frankfort.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky