National Survey of Student Engagement, 2009

Results from the 2009 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 2009 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 86 91 *** -0.23 100 *** -0.64
Active Learning 79 81 * -0.03 100 *** -0.64
Student-Faculty Interaction 75 75 0.00 100 *** -0.53
Enriching Experiences 85 88 * -0.09 100 *** -0.36
Supportive Environment 94 87 *** 0.25 100 *** -0.24

 

Table 4. NSSE 2009 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 86 90 *** -0.19 100 *** -0.67
Active Learning 85 84 0.06 100 *** -0.50
Student-Faculty Interaction 80 74 *** 0.15 100 *** -0.50
Enriching Experiences 73 77 *** -0.13 100 *** -0.87
Supportive Environment 90 83 *** 0.24 100 *** -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 are based on responses of 708 freshmen and 647 seniors (27% and 26% response rate), with a sampling error of 3.3% for freshmen and 3.6% for seniors.

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Last updated: 03/09/2018