National Survey of Student
The College Student Report
NCA&T State University participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) for the first time during the Spring 2001. The objective of NSSE is to gather and report benchmark measures of student engagement in various educational activities during the undergraduate collegiate experience.The project is supported by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts and cosponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and The Pew Forum for Undergraduate Learning.
The randomly selected survey sample for NCAT consisted of 350 first-year and 350 senior students enrolled in during Spring 2001 semester. Overall response rate for the NCAT sample was thirty-one percent.Students were given two modes of responding to the survey, online or traditional mail.Of those responding sixty-six percent (66%) did so by mail and thirty-four percent (34%) via the web.
NCAT student responses were significantly above peer comparisons on these items: worked with other students on project during class; worked with other students on project outside of class to prepare class assignment; tutored or taught other students; discussed grades or assignment with an instructor; analyzing quantitative problems; using computing and information technology; working effectively with others; voting in local, state, or national elections.
NCAT student responses were significantly below peer comparisons on these items: used email to communicate with an instructor; number of assigned textbooks, books, or book-length packs of course readings; number of written papers or reports between 5 and 19 pages; working for pay on or off campus.
Actual scores for all NCAT student responses, with peer comparisons, are available at the link below.