National Survey of Student Engagement, 2014

Results from the 2014 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 2014 Engagement Indicators: Auburn University first-year students compared with peer universities' first-year students

Auburn Doc/Highest & Higher NSSE Top 10%
Engagement Indicator Indexed Meana Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec
Higher-Order Learning 90 91 -0.02 100 *** -0.31
Reflective & Integrative Learning 83 89 *** -0.20 100 *** -0.53
Learning Strategies 90 89 0.04 100 *** -0.30
Quantitative Reasoning 90 92 -0.04 100 *** -0.20
Collaborative Learning 93 89 * 0.10 100 *** -0.20
Discussions with Diverse Others 89 91 -0.06 100 *** -0.33
Student-Faculty Interaction 72 72 0.00 100 *** -0.47
Effective Teaching Practices 74 67 *** 0.15 100 *** -0.55
Quality of Interactions 92 89 ** 0.13 100 *** -0.30
Supportive Environment 97 91 *** 0.21 100 -0.08

 

Table 4. NSSE 2014 Engagement Indicators: Auburn University seniors compared with peer universities' seniors 

Auburn Doc/Highest & Higher NSSE Top 10%
Engagement Indicator Indexed Meana Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec
Higher-Order Learning 87 88 -0.05 100 *** -0.44
Reflective & Integrative Learning 84 88 *** -0.12 100 *** -0.54
Learning Strategies 85 87 -0.06 100 *** -0.47
Quantitative Reasoning 95 92 0.04 100 ** -0.10
Collaborative Learning 97 88 *** 0.23 100 * -0.09
Discussions with Diverse Others 92 92 -0.01 100 *** -0.24
Student-Faculty Interaction 74 67 *** 0.15 100 *** -0.55
Effective Teaching Practices 90 88 * 0.07 100 *** -0.35
Quality of Interactions 90 87 *** 0.13 100 *** -0.41
Supportive Environment 96 85 *** 0.28 100 *** -0.13

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 507 freshmen and 783 seniors (11% and 15% response rate), with a sampling error of +/- 4.1% for freshmen and +/- 3.2% for seniors.

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Last updated: 03/09/2018