National Survey of Student Engagement, 2018

Results from the 2018 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 2018 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 95 93 0.06 100 ** -0.15
Reflective & Integrative Learning 88 92 ** -0.11 100 *** -0.37
Learning Strategies 93 90 * 0.10 100 *** -0.21
Quantitative Reasoning 96 92 0.06 100 -0.09
Collaborative Learning 98 91 *** 0.19 100 -0.07
Discussions with Diverse Others 89 93 * -0.11 100 *** -0.31
Student-Faculty Interaction 87 75 *** 0.22 100 *** -0.23
Effective Teaching Practices 90 89 0.03 100 *** -0.31
Quality of Interactions 96 89 *** 0.24 100 ** -0.16
Supportive Environment 97 91 ** 0.16 100 * -0.10

Table 4. NSSE 2018 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 92 -0.08 100 *** -0.33
Reflective & Integrative Learning 85 90 *** -0.17 100 *** -0.51
Learning Strategies 86 88 -0.05 100 *** -0.41
Quantitative Reasoning 91 92 -0.02 100 *** -0.18
Collaborative Learning 98 89 *** 0.25 100 -0.05
Discussions with Diverse Others 93 93 0.00 100 *** -0.19
Student-Faculty Interaction 75 70 ** 0.13 100 *** -0.51
Effective Teaching Practices 87 89 -0.05 100 *** -0.41
Quality of Interactions 91 87 ** 0.14 100 *** -0.34
Supportive Environment 92 88 * 0.10 100 *** -0.21

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 604 first-year students and 587 seniors (11% response rate), with a sampling error of +/- 3.8% for first-year students and +/- 3.8% for seniors.

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Last updated: 08/23/2018