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ERIC Number: EJ771467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Evaluating Academic Challenge beyond the NSSE
Payne, Stephen L.; Kleine, Karynne L. M.; Purcell, Jim; Carter, Ginger Rudeseal
Innovative Higher Education, v30 n2 p129-146 Jun 2005
The authors investigated student and faculty perceptions of academic challenge at their institution, based on early administrations of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This analysis revealed that the NSSE did not fully capture many meanings of academic challenge held by these faculty and students. This study led to a proposal for the development of an internal assessment approach using a modification of the NSSE and other scale items on academic challenge and student engagement. The authors discuss several implications of this study for academic scholarship and for institutional policy concerning the assessment of academic challenge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement