ERIC Number: ED480934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
Student Academic and Personal Growth While at Boise State: A Summary of 2002 National Survey of Student Engagement Findings. Research Report 2003-03.
Belcheir, Marcia J.
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) was given to a random sample of first-year students and seniors at Boise State University, Idaho. Of the 700 students sampled, 122 freshmen and 183 seniors returned the survey. This study focused on the portion of the NSSE that asks students about the impact the university has had on their growth in a variety of personal and academic areas. Thinking critically, writing effectively, and acquiring a broad general education were the three areas in which students thought they had experienced the most impact. Voting in elections and contributing to the welfare of the community were at the bottom of the 15 areas included in the survey. Seniors thought they had felt more impact than first-year students in a majority of the areas. The extent to which Boise State students felt the university had made an impact on them was similar to responses of students from other urban institutions in almost every area, except that Boise State students were more likely to report that the institution had helped them grow in using computing and information technology. Boise State students were less likely to report strong growth in understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds than were students from other urban institutions. Findings confirm that the university has a significant impact on student learning, both academically and personally. An appendix lists urban universities compared in the NSSE. (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