|2007 National Survey of Student Engagement now available online|
Freshmen and seniors were invited to participate in the 2007 National Survey of Student Engagement during spring semester. The results of the survey are now posted at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/datacol/reports/subFolder/NSSE2007/NSSE2007.htm. This survey, administered every two to three years, focuses on assessing student engagement of freshmen compared to seniors, in the areas of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, enriching educational experiences, and campus environment. This is a national survey with comparative data from other four-year colleges and universities. This is the fourth time that UND has conducted this survey.
A couple of noteworthy items from the survey are:
• Students reported an increase in the quality of academic advising. Freshmen reported Excellent/Good at 74 percent in 2007, up from 70 percent in 2005; seniors reported Excellent/Good at 69 percent in 2007, up from 65 percent in 2005.
• Students were asked if they exercise or participate in physical fitness activities. 66 percent freshmen reported they participate, compared to 59 percent freshmen at comparable national institutions; 62 percent seniors reported they participate in fitness activities, compared to 54 percent at comparable institutions.
UND students rated their relationships with students, faculty, and administrative personnel to be similar to responses made by doctoral-intensive peer institutions. UND students and doctoral-intensive students were equally satisfied (85 percent rated Excellent/Good) with their educational experience.
For questions about this survey, please contact Sue Erickson at 777-2265.
-- Carmen Williams, Director, Institutional Research, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4358