National Survey of Student Engagement, 2015

Results from the 2015 National Survey of Student Engagement

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

Table 3. NSSE 2015 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 87  90 -0.09 100 *** -0.40
Reflective & Integrative Learning 83 89 *** -0.18 100 *** -0.51
Learning Strategies 86 87 -0.05 100 *** -0.45
Quantitative Reasoning 88 91 -0.05 100 *** -0.23
Collaborative Learning 91 90 0.05 100 *** -0.23
Discussions with Diverse Others 88 92 * -0.11 100 *** -0.36
Student-Faculty Interaction 73 72 0.02 100 *** -0.46
Effective Teaching Practices 85 87 -0.05 100 *** -0.49
Quality of Interactions 95 89 *** 0.22 100 *** -0.21
Supportive Environment 93 91 0.09 100 *** -0.21

 

Table 4. NSSE 2015 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 89 89 0.01 100 *** -0.37
Reflective & Integrative Learning 85 88 ** -0.11 100 *** -0.53
Learning Strategies 87 87 0.00 100 *** -0.40
Quantitative Reasoning 92 92 0.00 100 *** -0.16
Collaborative Learning 99 87 *** 0.31 100 -0.03
Discussions with Diverse Others 93 92 0.01 100 *** -0.22
Student-Faculty Interaction 77 67 *** 0.20 100 *** -0.48
Effective Teaching Practices 89 87 0.06 100 *** -0.36
Quality of Interactions 94 88 *** 0.22 100 *** -0.25
Supportive Environment 96 86 *** 0.29 100 ** -0.10

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