National Survey of Student Engagement, 2017

Results from the 2017 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 engagement indicator.

Table 3. NSSE 2017 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 91 92 -0.02 100 *** -0.26
Reflective & Integrative Learning 83 91 *** -0.25 100 *** -0.52
Learning Strategies 91 90 0.05 100 *** -0.26
Quantitative Reasoning 92 93 -0.02 100 *** -0.16
Collaborative Learning 95 91 ** 0.1 100 *** -0.14
Discussions with Diverse Others 88 93 *** -0.15 100 *** -0.36
Student-Faculty Interaction 73 73 0.00 100 *** -0.47
Effective Teaching Practices 86 89 * -0.09 100 *** -0.45
Quality of Interactions 94 90 *** 0.17 100 *** -0.22
Supportive Environment 95 92 0.08 100 ** -0.16

Table 4. NSSE 2017 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 90 ** -0.12 100 *** -0.43
Reflective & Integrative Learning 84 89 *** -0.14 100 *** -0.53
Learning Strategies 85 87 -0.06 100 *** -0.44
Quantitative Reasoning 97 93 0.08 100 -0.07
Collaborative Learning 100 90 *** 0.27 100 0.01
Discussions with Diverse Others 94 93 0.01 100 *** -0.19
Student-Faculty Interaction 79 70 *** 0.19 100 *** -0.43
Effective Teaching Practices 87 88 -0.02 100 *** -0.41
Quality of Interactions 90 87 * 0.12 100 *** -0.37
Supportive Environment 91 88 0.07 100 *** -0.25

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).

c 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 690 first-year students and 601 seniors (14% and 12% response rate), with a sampling error of +/- 3.5% for freshmen and +/- 3.8% for seniors.

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Last updated: 08/20/2018