Engagement Insights: Survey Findings on the Quality of Undergraduate Education
SUPPORT FOR LEARNERS YIELDS POSITIVE COLLEGE OUTCOMES AND ENGAGING COLLEGES HAVE HIGHER RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES, SURVEY FINDS
"Our use of NSSE shows that our students perceive our environment as supportive both at the end of the formative first year and still as they are about to graduate."
JANEL A. SUTKUS, PH.D. , DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
One in five first-year students had difficulty learning course material and getting help with coursework according to a new report released today from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Their peers who found it easier to get help spent more time studying and made greater use of effective learning strategies, resulting in higher grades and greater commitment to staying in school. The report indicates that getting help made a difference over and above study time and learning strategies.
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