National Survey of Student Engagement, 2011

Results from the 2011 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 2011 Benchmark Scores: Auburn University first-year students compared with peer universities' first-year students 

Auburn Doc/Highest & Higher NSSE Top 10%
Benchmark Score Indexed Meana Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec
Academic Challenge 82 88 *** -0.28 100 *** -0.89
Active Learning 77 80 * -0.08 100 *** -0.67
Student-Faculty Interaction 73 75 -0.03 100 *** -0.56
Enriching Experiences 85 86 -0.01 100 *** -0.36
Supportive Environment 89 86 ** 0.11 100 *** -0.43

 

Table 4. NSSE 2011 Benchmark Scores: Auburn University seniors compared with peer universities' seniors 

Auburn Doc/Highest & Higher NSSE Top 10%
Benchmark Score Indexed Meana Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec
Academic Challenge 86 88 * -0.08 100 *** -0.68
Active Learning 84 82 0.06 100 *** -0.55
Student-Faculty Interaction 78 72 *** 0.16 100 *** -0.56
Enriching Experiences 72 74 -0.06 100 *** -0.92
Supportive Environment 91 83 *** 0.29 100 *** -0.32

 

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 835 freshmen and 980 seniors (20% and 20% response rate), with a sampling error of 3.0% for freshmen and 2.8% for seniors.

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Last updated: 03/09/2018