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Hester, Jacob Andrew; Besing, Kari Lynn – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2017
For decades, research has shown that higher levels of education correspond to increased interest in politics and civic engagement. Despite the vast amount of scholarly attention, why this link exists is still disputed. One theory about the connection is the civic education hypothesis, which claims that the causal link between education and civic…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Citizenship Education, Civics, Correlation
Schneider, Carol Geary – Liberal Education, 2015
At the centennial annual meeting of the "Association of American Colleges & Universities" (AAC&U) in January 2015, there was an announcement to participants of the release of the "LEAP Challenge." The key concept at the center of the LEAP Challenge is that all college students need to prepare to contribute in a world…
Descriptors: General Education, Higher Education, College Students, Learner Engagement
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McCormick, Alexander C.; Gonyea, Robert M.; Kinzie, Jillian – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Thirteen years ago, 276 bachelor's-granting colleges and universities inaugurated a new approach to assessing college quality by participating in the first national administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This report summarizes what was learned over the NSSE's first 13 years, why the survey is being updated, and new…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Student Surveys
Crisp, Gloria; Palacios, Lisa; Kaulfus, John – Association for Institutional Research, 2013
The following article describes programs used by universities and colleges to engage students; these programs include mentoring, learning communities, and first-year success courses and programs. We begin with a brief overview of student development theory, program descriptions and citations, and article summaries for key references. Next, we…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, College Students, College Programs, Student Development
McKeown, Karen D. – Heritage Foundation, 2012
With the tuition cost of traditional colleges and universities soaring and education technology advancing, online courses and degree programs are becoming more common. Some critics argue that an online degree cannot provide all the important features of a traditional college education, from extracurricular activities to new professional networks,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Olivas, Michael A. – Review of Higher Education, 2011
In the scholarship of evaluating student assessment, no group does it as well as the Indiana University scholars engaged in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). More than 1,400 institutions employ the NSSE as a tool for better understanding their students' involvement,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Surveys, National Surveys, College Students
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Axelson, Rick D.; Flick, Arend – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
Few terms in the lexicon of higher education today are invoked more frequently, and in more varied ways, than "engagement". The phrase "student engagement" has come to refer to how "involved" or "interested" students appear to be in their learning and how "connected" they are to their classes,…
Descriptors: College Students, Learner Engagement, National Surveys, Educational History
Knight, William E. – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2009
As more students enroll at community colleges, questions are raised about whether learning is the same in the two- and four-year sectors, both overall and for sub-groups, and whether effects of student backgrounds and college experiences on learning are similar. This study used structural equation modeling with CCSSE and NSSE data from a sample…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Academic Persistence, College Attendance, College Transfer Students
DeCiccio, Albert; Gross, Anne Hopkins; Gross, Karen – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2009
The academic literature is clear: students with a college degree earn more and lead healthier, more productive lives than their non-degree counterparts. Moreover, the early weeks on campus profoundly affect the likelihood of students persisting through to graduation. With its significant enrollment of first-generation and underrepresented…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Higher Education, College Students, College Faculty
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Kuh, George D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2009
When the history of American higher education is rewritten years from now, one of the storylines of the first decade of the twenty-first century likely will be the emergence of student engagement as an organizing construct for institutional assessment, accountability, and improvement efforts. The engagement premise is straightforward and easily…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, National Surveys, College Students, Student Experience
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Chen, Pu-Shih Daniel; Gonyea, Robert M.; Sarraf, Shimon A.; BrckaLorenz, Allison; Korkmaz, Ali; Lambert, Amber D.; Shoup, Rick; Williams, Julie M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2009
Colleges and universities in the United States are being challenged to assess student outcomes and the quality of programs and services. One of the more widely used sources of evidence is student engagement as measured by a cluster of student engagement surveys administered by the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University. They…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Interpretation, National Surveys, College Students
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Gonyea, Robert M.; Kuh, George D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2009
In this article, the authors detail the major themes set out in the previous articles in this volume, tying them together using the framework of organizational intelligence. In his article about the nature of institutional research, Terenzini (1993) invoked the concept of organizational intelligence, arguing that institutional researchers must be…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Institutional Research, Researchers, National Surveys
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Eaton, Judith S. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
In November 2005, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) invited its institutional members to submit applications for the newly established CHEA Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes. The award acknowledges outstanding institutional progress in developing and applying evidence of student learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Evaluation, Accountability
Fister, Barbara – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2008
The author discusses an incident in which a student was threatened with expulsion for his involvement in a Facebook-based study group. Because the incident involved Facebook, it hit the news, with stories appearing in major Canadian dailies. It also became a web event, with a Facebook support group, photos on Flickr, and hundreds of blog posts.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Networks, Discipline, Cheating
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Doherty, Kathryn – Assessment Update, 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…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, College Students, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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