Thursday, February 26th, 2015

NSSE 2014 Survey Finding 2 – Student Time Usage

The 2014 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) asked that how many hours first-year (N=458)  and senior students (N=469) spend in a typical 7-day week doing different activities. An image above (move your mouse over the image and click to enlarge it) shows that both of them spend their most time in preparing for class, including studying, reading, writing, doing homework or lab work, analyzing data, rehearsing and other academic activities. First-year students and senior students spend similar time in preparing for class, relaxing, and socializing. Senior students spend more time than first-year students in working on campus for pay,  […]

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Liberal Education Develops Skills Employers Want

Consistent with findings from 5 earlier surveys commissioned by AAC&U, the latest Hart Research shows that employers overwhelmingly endorse broad learning and cross-cutting skills as the best preparation for long-term career success. Individual faculty members certainly play key roles in providing or facilitating student learning. Note: The employer data are taken from Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success, a 2015 report on findings from a survey of employers and a survey of college students conducted for AAC&U by Hart Research Associates. One of the goals of the survey is to understand which learning outcomes employers believe are most important […]

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

NSSE 2014 Survey Finding 1 – High Impact Practices

High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) are positively associated with student deep learning, self-reported gains, level of academic challenge, collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, and supportive campus environment*.  They have been widely tested and have been shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds.   The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) was completed by 458 first-year and 469 senior students in 2014 at Bucknell. Around 59% of the first-year and 99% of the senior respondents reported that they participated at least one HIP at the time when they finished the survey. * Source: High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who […]

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