Results from National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Show IUP Students Help Each Other Learn; Consider Faculty Supportive

Posted on 10/20/2014 8:50:52 PM

Each year the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) asks students at hundreds of colleges and universities to reflect on the time they devote to various learning activities.

In the spring 2014 semester, 1,503 freshman and senior IUP students participated. Below are some of their responses.

How well do students get along with each other?

55% of first year students gave the quality of their interactions with their peers a "high" rating.

Do students help each other learn?

61% of seniors "frequently" explained course material to one or more students.

How often do students talk with faculty members or advisors about their career plans?

32% of first year and 52% of seniors "frequently" discussed career plans with faculty.

Are faculty members accessible and supportive?

45% of first year students rated the quality of their interactions with faculty as "high."

How often do students talk with faculty members outside class about what they are learning?

26% of first year students "frequently" discussed course topics, ideas, or concepts with a faculty member outside of class.

Results from NSSE can provide prospective students with insights into how they might learn and develop at a given college.

More results are available for download on the Department of Planning and Assessment webpage