Does your university follow best practices?
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a survey of first- and senior-year students at hundreds of American and Canadian universities. NSSE is a study of best educational practices and an assessment of the degree to which each university follows those practices. The survey pinpoints what students are doing while they are in school and on campus.
The NSSE results are headlined by the Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice, created by NSSE to compare performance across all universities. These benchmarks focus on five key areas: level of academic challenge, student-faculty interaction, active and collaborative learning, enriching educational experience, and supportive campus environment. The higher a school’s scores from student responses on the five benchmark topics, the better the chance, according to NSSE, that its undergrads are learning and getting the most out of their university experience.
The following charts show the NSSE benchmark results for 2010. The universities are listed in descending order of achievement, according to their senior year scores.