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Swing, Randy L., Ed. – National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2004
This second volume of "Proving and Improving" collects essays from the First-Year Assessment Listserv, which is hosted by the Policy Center on the First Year of College and the National Resource Center. Like the first volume, this one brings together the nation's leading experts and practitioners of assessment in the first college year. They offer…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Qualitative Research, Early Intervention, Institutional Research
Luan, Jing; Zhao, Chun-Mei; Hayek, John C. – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2009
Data mining provides both systematic and systemic ways to detect patterns of student engagement among students at hundreds of institutions. Using traditional statistical techniques alone, the task would be significantly difficult--if not impossible--considering the size and complexity in both data and analytical approaches necessary for this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Data Collection, Institutional Mission
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Hayek, John; Kuh, George – Assessment Update, 2004
While most institutions know how many of their faculty members have terminal degrees and the number of books in the library, too few have reliable information about the frequency with which first-year students discuss ideas with faculty members outside class, how much time they spend on academic activities, or how often they interact with students…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Participation, Evaluation Methods, Student School Relationship
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Hayek, John; Kuh, George – Educause Quarterly, 2002
Discusses how the National Survey of Student Engagement reveals a different way to evaluate the quality of undergraduate education--not based on institutional resources and public reputation. (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Undergraduate Study
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Pike, Gary R.; Smart, John C.; Kuh, George D.; Hayek, John C. – Research in Higher Education, 2006
The few studies focusing on the relationships between higher education expenditures and student outcomes have produced contradictory results. This study hypothesized that the lack of consistent relationships is a function of the fact that the effects of expenditures on outcomes are mediated by student engagement. Furthermore, it is expected that…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Sampling
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Kuh, George D., Ed.; Kinzie, Jillian, Ed.; Buckley, Jennifer A., Ed.; Bridges, Brian K., Ed.; Hayek, John C., Ed. – ASHE Higher Education Report, 2007
This report is an abridged version of work performed for the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative to synthesize the relevant literature and emerging findings related to student success, broadly defined (Kuh and others, 2006). The author's purpose is to provide an informed perspective on policies, programs, and practices that can make a…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement, Minority Groups, College Students
Pike, Gary R.; Smart, John C.; Kuh, George D.; Hayek, John C. – Online Submission, 2005
Studies of the relationships between higher education expenditures and student outcomes are relatively rare. The present research examined the relationships between higher education expenditures and students' engagement in educationally purposeful activities. Findings indicate that the relationships between expenditures and student engagement are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Expenditures, Educational Finance
Kinzie, Jillian; Palmer, Megan; Hayek, John; Hossler, Don; Jacob, Stacy A.; Cummings, Heather – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2004
The college-choice process is complex and affects many high school students, family members and public policy-makers, as well as institutions of higher education. This report provides an overview of the college-choice process for traditional-age students and examines how it has evolved during the last half of the 20th century. Material from the…
Descriptors: Public Policy, College Admission, Family Characteristics, Equal Education
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Harper, Shaun R.; Carini, Robert M.; Bridges, Brian K.; Hayek, John C. – Journal of College Student Development, 2004
Differences in student engagement between women and men at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are examined in this study. Data were collected from 1,167 African American undergraduate students at 12 four-year HBCUs that participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement. Controlling for several factors that might obscure…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Participation, African American Students, Undergraduate Students
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Pascarella, Ernest T.; Cruce, Ty; Umbach, Paul D.; Wolniak, Gregory C.; Kuh, George D.; Carini, Robert M.; Hayek, John C.; Gonyea, Robert M.; Zhao, Chun-Mei – Journal of Higher Education, 2006
Academic selectivity plays a dominant role in the public's understanding of what constitutes institutional excellence or quality in undergraduate education. In this study, we analyzed two independent data sets to estimate the net effect of three measures of college selectivity on dimensions of documented good practices in undergraduate education.…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Selective Admission, Undergraduate Study, Educational Quality
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Carini, Robert M.; Hayek, John C.; Kuh, George D.; Kennedy, John M.; Ouimet, Judith A. – Research in Higher Education, 2003
Examined the responses of 58,288 college students to 8 scales involving 53 items from the National Survey of Student Engagement to gauge whether individuals respond differently to surveys administered via the Web and paper. Found that mode effects were generally small; however, students who completed the Web-based survey responded more favorably…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Intermode Differences
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Hayek, John C.; Carini, Robert M.; O'Day, Patrick T.; Kuh, George D. – Journal of College Student Development, 2002
This study compared the levels of student engagement between fraternity and sorority members and other undergraduate students. After controls, Greek members appeared to be equally and sometimes more engaged in academically challenging tasks, active learning, student-faculty interaction, community service, diversity, satisfaction, and on learning…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Cognitive Development, College Students, Fraternities
Hayek, John C.; Kuh, George D. – 1999
This study examined college activities and environmental factors associated with the acquisition of continuous learning skills, looking at where students who report the greatest gains in continuous learning devote the most time and energy and at the student and institutional characteristics associated with above-average gains in the capacity for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Educational Environment, Higher Education
Hayek, John C.; Kuh, George D. – 1998
This study compared college seniors' self-evaluation of skills considered important for lifelong learning from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. The study used data from the College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ), a national database begun in 1983 which includes over 200,000 student records from over 600 colleges and universities. An index…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Outcomes Assessment, College Seniors, Higher Education