ERIC Number: ED480914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The National Survey of Student Engagement: Results from Boise State Freshmen and Seniors. Research Report 2000-04.
Belcheir, Marcia J.
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a new approach to gathering information about collegiate quality on a national basis. The survey asks students to rate their level of participation in a variety of activities that have been shown to relate to academic and personal development. Other parts of the survey asks students to disclose the amount of reading and writing they do and the mental activities in which they are often engaged. Students are also asked about the extent to which college contributed to their growth in various areas. A total of 1,000 freshmen and seniors from Boise State responded to the survey, which included 15,910 students from 276 institutions. Boise State students were more likely to live off campus, work and care for children, transfer to the university, and be older than students at many colleges in the survey. The greatest amount of time spent in any activity was working off campus, with preparing for class second, and relaxing a distant third for seniors. The study identified differences in how freshmen and seniors generally spent their time, but, in general, their responses in this area were similar to those of students nationally. Seniors generally thought that the university had contributed to their growth more than did freshmen. Boise State students tended to rate the university lower than national averages for institutional support and relationships, and Boise State had lower scores than average on five benchmarks of institutional engagement. Findings identify areas in which Boise State should consider providing more student support. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boise State Univ., ID. Office of Institutional Assessment.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement