Comparing the undergraduate experience of engineers to all other majors: Significant differences are programmatic
Lichtenstein, G., McCormick, A. C., Sheppard, S. D., & Puma, J.
Journal of Engineering Education, 99(4), 305–317, 2010.
This paper examines the experiences of students in undergraduate engineering compared to students in other fields, using responses on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). NSSE is a cross-sectional survey that is widely used by four-year undergraduate institutions in the United States and Canada, with adaptations for use in Australia, China, New Zealand, and South Africa. The data analyzed in this paper reflect responses from a longitudinal sample of nearly 12,000 U.S. students, representing a wide range of majors, who took the NSSE survey as first-year students and then again as seniors. Using NSSE variables, we explored the extent to which the collegiate experiences of engineering majors compared to the collegiate experiences of non-engineering majors with respect to student engagement. We also compared the experiences of those who persisted in engineering, those who left engineering to pursue another major, and those who migrated into engineering from another major. Finally, we developed a predictive model for engineering persistence based on students‘ reported educational experiences and demographic characteristics. We found that, in most ways, the undergraduate experiences of engineering majors are similar to the experiences of students who major in other disciplines. However, in some key areas, the experiences of engineering students are very different.
Engaging students in the first college year: Why librarians matter
Kuh, G. D., Boruff-Jones, P. D., & Mark, A. E.
In L. Hardesty (Ed.) The role of the library in the first college year Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2007.
The role of the academic library in promoting student engagement in learning
Kuh, G. D., & Gonyea, R. M
College and Research Libraries, 64, 256–282, 2003.
What we’re learning about student engagement from NSSE
Kuh, G. D
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 35(2), 24–32, 2003.
For years, judgments about the quality of the undergraduate experience have turned on evidence about an institution‘s reputation and resources?students‘ SAT scores, faculty credentials, library holdings, and so on. But students can be surrounded by impressive resources and not routinely encounter classes or take part in activities that engage them in authentic learning. A more meaningful approach to evaluating an institution is to determine how well it fosters student learning. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) was launched upon the premise that to assess the quality of the undergraduate education at an institution, we need good information about student engagement. This article outlines NSSE‘s evolution, summarizes some of what has been learned so far about engagement patterns of different groups of students, and discusses some of the questions and challenges the NSSE results raise.
The relationship between undergrads’' background characteristics an college experiences and their academic library use
College & Research Libraries, 62 (6) 528-540, , 2001.
Racial differences in the academic library experiences of undergraduates
Journal of Academic Librarianship, 25(1), 33-37, 1999.
Student expectations of, and satisfaction with, the university library
Harwood, N. & Bydder, J.
The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 24 (2) 161-171, , 1998.
Development of critical thinking skills: An analysis of academic library experiences and other measures
College & Research Libraries, 59(3), 266–273, 1998.
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Student engagement and the library
Missouri Library Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2017, October.
Feasible, scalable, and measurable: Information literacy assessment and the National Survey of Student Engagement
Boruff-Jones, P., Donovan, C., & Fosnacht, K.
American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2012, June.
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This or That? Getting to Know Your Faculty
Kyle Fassett & Allison BrckaLorenz
February 7, 2019.
Digging deeper: Intermediate concepts
Shimon Sarraf and Rick Shoup
April 14, 2009.