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Wang, Rong; BrckaLorenz, Allison – Journal of International Students, 2018
An increasing number of faculty have brought up questions and concerns about supporting international students' academic engagement and success. However, little is known about faculty's approaches to international student engagement and how they may differ from international students' self-reported engagement at four-year institutions. Using data…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Buckner, Ellen; Shores, Melanie; Sloane, Michael; Dantzler, John; Shields, Catherine; Shader, Karen; Newcomer, Bradley – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2016
The purpose of this study was to apply several measures of learning and engagement to a comparable cohort of honors and non-honors students in order to generate a preliminary model of student engagement. Specific purposes were the following: (1) to determine the feasibility for use of several measures of student characteristics that may affect…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Leach, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Student engagement is important to further and higher education institutions: it is understood to be a proxy for quality teaching and governments attach a proportion of funding to student retention and completion. Many institutions are taking part in student engagement surveys, using the data generated to initiate changes to policies and practice.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement
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Zerr, Ryan J.; Bjerke, Elizabeth – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Students in two different types of first-year experience seminar courses at a moderately sized public university were compared using a large variety of measures--both direct and indirect. One of these first-year experience types was a three-credit academic-themed course offered in sections with variable content; the other was a two-credit…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, College Freshmen
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Wong, Arch Chee Keen – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2015
This study examines the lived experiences of students as expressed in their reflections on their experiences of learning at Ambrose University in Calgary. It uses quantitative outcomes-related data from the National Survey of Student Engagement and the Theological School Survey of Student Engagement to illuminate qualitative data obtained through…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Personal Narratives
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Boylan, Ellen – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2015
The distinctive impact of a Catholic college on students springs from its identity. Students sense Catholic identity in a vibrant campus environment shaped by the Catholic college mission. Although many constructs found in mission statements are common to a host of colleges, their practical application in the campus environment affects student…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission
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Martin, Georgianna L.; Parker, Gene; Pascarella, Ernest T.; Blechschmidt, Sally – Journal of College Student Development, 2015
This study explored the impact of fraternity and sorority affiliation on students' development of intercultural competence over four years of college at 11 institutions. Prior research admonishes fraternities and sororities for being largely heterogeneous organizations that detract from institutional efforts to create a culturally competent…
Descriptors: Sororities, Fraternities, Interpersonal Competence, Cultural Awareness
Korobova, Nadia; Starobin, Soko S. – Journal of International Students, 2015
This study examines the relationship between student engagement, student satisfaction, and the academic success of international and American students using 2008 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) data. It was found that international students scored slightly higher than American students on enriching educational experiences and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Learner Engagement
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Dumford, Amber D.; Miller, Angie L. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2015
Student surveys are often important elements of assessment in higher education, but alumni surveys can play a substantial role as well. However, little is known about how responses from these two groups compare to one another. Combining data from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) and the National Survey of Student Engagement…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Alumni, Student Surveys, Comparative Analysis
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Xuereb, Sharon – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2014
A substantial proportion of students doubt whether they should continue their studies, and are consequently more likely to withdraw. In the study described in this article, undergraduates who reported they doubted gave their reasons why they did, outlined support they received and stated why they ultimately decided to continue with their studies.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, Withdrawal (Education)
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Lang, K. Brandon – College Student Journal, 2012
Using data collected as part of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), this study examines differences between the grades, time spent preparing for class, involvement in co-curricular activities, time spent socializing and overall enjoyment of their college experience of working and non-working students at a mid-sized public university.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Student Employment, Correlation
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McCormick, Alexander C.; Pike, Gary R.; Kuh, George D.; Chen, Pu-Shih Daniel – Research in Higher Education, 2009
This study compares the explanatory power of the 2000 edition of Carnegie Classification, the 2005 revision of the classification, and selected variables underlying Carnegie's expanded 2005 classification system using data from the National Survey of Student Engagement's spring 2004 administration. Results indicate that the 2000 and 2005…
Descriptors: College Students, Classification, Comparative Analysis, Student Surveys
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Chen, Pu-Shih Daniel; Gonyea, Robert; Kuh, George – Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 2008
In this study, Pu-Shih Chen, Robert Gonyea, and George Kuh compare the engagement of distance learners in educationally effective activities with that of their campus-based counterparts and compare the engagement of older distance learners relative to younger online students. Although distance learning is the fastest growing segment of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Practices, Learner Engagement, Age Differences
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Kandiko, C. B. – Journal of Institutional Research, 2008
To compare college and university student engagement in two countries with different responses to global forces, Canada and the United States (US), a series of hierarchical linear regression (HLM) models were developed to analyse data from the 2006 administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Overall, students in the U.S.…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Learner Engagement