Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Who Participated in Residential Colleges?

The Residential Colleges (RC) are tied to a first-semester class, so freshmen get to live and learn with students who share their interests. The RC participation rate of freshmen hovered from 38% to 36% from 2013 to 2015. Residential college participants are more likely to be members of underrepresented groups, such as international students, students of color, and first-generation students. Compared to non-participants, residential college 2015 participants scored higher averages on ACT, SAT total, SAT verbal, and SAT math. DataBytes is presented by the Office of Institutional Research & Planning

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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 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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