SPSS Syntax: Residence Life Syntax
Excel Graphing Template: Residence Life Graphing Template
Successful residence life programs create an environment that promotes "seamless learning environments" (Kuh, 1996) with both curricular and co-curricular learning and engagement. Residence life staff may use NSSE data to assess how well their programs and facilities foster important forms of engagement, including course learning, social integration, experiences with diversity, and a supportive campus environment. The three figures below compare full-time, first-year students of traditional age (under 21) who live on campus with those living off campus on selected measures of engagement, diversity, and perceptions of the campus environment. Students classified as living on campus reported living in a "dormitory or other campus housing" or "fraternity or sorority house" while attending college.
Results from NSSE 2014 indicate that first-year students living on campus spent, on average, around two more hours per week than their
Kuh, G. D. (1996). Guiding Principles for Creating Seamless Learning Environments for Undergraduates. Journal of College Student Development, 37(2), 135-48.