National Survey of Student Engagement, 2008

Results from the 2008 National Survey of Student Engagement

Tables 3 and 4 show the benchmark scores for AU and for similar universities, scaled to compare with the Top 10% of all NSSE institutions on each benchmark.

Table 3. NSSE 2008 Benchmark Scores: Auburn University first-year students compared with peer universities' first-year students 

Auburn Doc/Highest & Higher NSSE Top 10%
Benchmark Indexed Meana Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec
Academic Challenge 81 86 *** -0.23 100 *** -0.91
Active Learning 77 79 -0.06 100 *** -0.67
Student-Faculty Interaction 76 74 0.04 100 *** -0.50
Enriching Experiences 79 86 *** -0.17 100 *** -0.49
Supportive Environment 91 87 *** 0.15 100 *** -0.34

Table 4. NSSE 2008 Benchmark Scores: Auburn University seniors compared with peer universities' seniors

Auburn Doc/Highest & Higher NSSE Top 10%
Benchmark Indexed Meana Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec
Academic Challenge 84 87 *** -0.15 100 *** -0.75
Active Learning 83 81 * 0.09 100 *** -0.57
Student-Faculty Interaction 77 73 ** 0.12 100 *** -0.58
Enriching Experiences 71 76 *** -0.14 100 *** -0.91
Supportive Environment 90 83 *** 0.23 100 *** -0.37

Notes:

a Means weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size, then scaled (Mean of Top 10% = 100).

b * p<.05, **p<.01, *** p<.001 (2-tailed).

Effect size is Cohen’s d, the standardized difference between the institution’s mean and the comparison group’s mean, calculated by dividing the mean difference by the pooled standard deviation.

AU scores based on 1,445 responses (29% response rate), with a sampling error of 2.3%.

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Last updated: 03/09/2018