National Survey of Student Engagement, 2019

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 2019 Engagement Indicators: Auburn University first-year students compared with peer universities' first-year students 

Auburn Carnegie Class NSSE Top 10%
Engagement Indicator Indexed Meana Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec
Higher-Order Learning 95 92 * 0.08 100 *** -0.15
Reflective & Integrative Learning 86 90 ** -0.12 100 *** -0.45
Learning Strategies 91 88 * 0.09 100 *** -0.28
Quantitative Reasoning 94 93 0.01 100 ** -0.13
Collaborative Learning 98 91 *** 0.18 100 -0.05
Discussions with Diverse Others 92 95 -0.08 100 *** -0.23
Student-Faculty Interaction 79 75 0.07 100 *** -0.39
Effective Teaching Practices 85 88 * -0.08 100 *** -0.45
Quality of Interactions 98 89 *** 0.33 100 * -0.09
Supportive Environment 97 91 *** 0.18 100 * -0.10

Table 4. NSSE 2019 Engagement Indicators: Auburn University seniors compared with peer universities' seniors

Auburn Carnegie Class NSSE Top 10%
Engagement Indicator Indexed Meana Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec
Higher-Order Learning 91 91 0.02 100 *** -0.28
Reflective & Integrative Learning 87 90 -0.07 100 *** -0.43
Learning Strategies 88 87 0.04 100 *** -0.35
Quantitative Reasoning 98 93 * 0.10 100 -0.04
Collaborative Learning 100 88 *** 0.30 100 -0.01
Discussions with Diverse Others 97 95 0.05 100 * -0.09
Student-Faculty Interaction 76 68 *** 0.16 100 *** -0.52
Effective Teaching Practices 91 88 ** 0.12 100 *** -0.28
Quality of Interactions 93 87 *** 0.21 100 *** -0.30
Supportive Environment 94 87 *** 0.18 100 *** -0.16

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.

Click here to return to the main story.

Last updated: 08/26/2019