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Burkart, Edith Jenae – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of intensity of Facebook use and compare the effects of Facebook use with retention program participation on the engagement of college freshmen. The sample consisted of 141 freshmen at the University of West Florida (UWF). The participants were surveyed using questions from the National…
Descriptors: Social Networks, College Freshmen, Student Surveys, Statistical Analysis
Howell-Carter, Marya, Ed.; Gonder, Jennifer, Ed. – Online Submission, 2010
Conference proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology: Ideas and Innovations, sponsored by the Psychology Department of the State University of New York at Farmingdale. The conference theme for 2010 was Fostering, Assessing, and Sustaining Student Engagement. The conference featured two keynote addresses from prominent…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
Frederick, Beth, Ed. – Online Submission, 2010
The NEAIR 2010 Conference Proceedings is a compilation of papers presented at the Saratoga Springs, New York conference. Papers in this document include: (1) Collaboration Between Student Affairs and Institutional Research: A Model for the Successful Assessment of Students' College Experience (Michael N. Christakis and Joel D. Bloom); (2) Direct…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Student Personnel Services, Cooperation, College Students
Leimer, Christina; Yue, Hongtao; Rogulkin, Dmitri – Online Submission, 2009
Through Service Learning, students learn while serving the community. This "educational approach ties relevant community service to academic content and uses critical reflection activities to strengthen learning and developmental outcomes" (www.csufresno.edu/sl/). Studies have shown (Astin, et.al., 2000; Eyler, et.al., 2001) that Service…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Service Learning, Withdrawal (Education), Educational Strategies
Collins, Donald R. – Online Submission, 2008
Institutional Effectiveness is a process in which an Institution demonstrates its success in accomplishing its mission and meeting its goals. The Institutional Effectiveness process requires the University to establish outcomes based on its mission. Faculty and administrators align the University mission statement to academic programs and…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Mission, Position Papers, Outcomes of Education
Terry, Ron; Wygant, Steve; Olsen, Danny; Howell, Scott – Online Submission, 2007
Since its founding in 1875, Brigham Young University (BYU) has served a mission defined by its sponsoring institution which includes elements of character and spirituality (affective domain) in addition to the intellectual (cognitive domain). However, it is only since the establishment of the Office of Institutional Assessment and Analysis…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Religious Factors, Religion, Integrity
Knight, William E.; Hakel, Milton D.; Gromko, Mark – Online Submission, 2006
Electronic portfolios represent an assessment measure with strong potential for providing feedback about student performance to improve curricula and pedagogy, determining individual students' mastery of learning and providing feedback for improvement, and actively involving students in the assessment process. This study examined the relationship…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Portfolios (Background Materials), Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Gordon, Jonathan; Ludlum, Joe; Hoey, J. Joseph – Online Submission, 2006
While there exist many examples of institutional use of the results of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), there is a relative paucity of research explicitly linking student outcomes to responses on the survey. A major Doctoral-Extensive institution in the Southeast recently conducted a large-scale implementation of the National…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Graduate Study, Student Attitudes, National Surveys
Ryan, John F. – Online Submission, 2005
Although recent results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) suggest there is considerable variation in levels of undergraduate student engagement within Carnegie institutional classifications, research also suggests different classifications of institutions exhibit different types (Pike and Kuh, 2005) and levels (Pike, Kuh and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, College Seniors
Laird, Thomas F. Nelson; Kuh, George D. – Online Submission, 2004
Considerable efforts have been made to get students to use information technology for educational purposes. This study uses data from the 2003 administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to investigate the relationships between student uses of information technology and other forms of student engagement. The results suggest…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Information Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning