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ERIC Number: EJ791848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6099
Linking Student Engagement and Strategic Initiatives: Using NSSE Results to Inform Campus Action
Doherty, Kathryn
Assessment Update, v19 n3 p3-5 May-Jun 2007
Towson University (TU) is in a period of growth in both students and facilities. To guide this growth, TU relies on its strategic plan, Towson 2010, to focus its strategic decisions through 2010. Release of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) data for 2005 coincided with a call for academic excellence and accelerated growth at Towson and with the focus on Towson 2010. The NSSE results for Towson clearly illustrated the relationship between student engagement and student satisfaction with the college experience, which is also well documented in the literature. This article describes how campus leaders at TU used NSSE results as a platform for launching a university-wide discussion of considering ways for maintaining quality and excellence in the face of a burgeoning student population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement