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National Survey of Student Engagement 2007 Results for Students in Graduate and Professional Studies What is the NSSE Launched in 2000 the National Survey of Student Engagement has been used by over 1 100 colleges since its inception Students report participation in empirically confirmed behaviors that are positively correlated with retention and student success 2007 Surveys Tusculum gave the NSSE to students in both traditional and GPS programs Primary participants were first year students and seniors Oversampling of sophomores and juniors helped verify responses but is not included in the report Overall report is divided into two sections to allow better data interpretation 2007 Response Rates Active and Collaborative Learning Students learn more when they are intensely involved in their education and asked to think about what they are learning in different settings Collaborating with others in solving problems or mastering difficult material prepares students for the messy unscripted problems they will encounter daily during and after college Active and Collaborative Learning Active and Collaborative Learning Level of Academic Challenge Challenging intellectual and creative work is central to student learning and collegiate quality Colleges and universities promote high levels of student achievement by emphasizing the importance of academic effort and setting high expectations for student performance Level of Academic Challenge Level of Academic Challenge Enriching Educational Experiences Complementary learning opportunities enhance academic programs Diversity experiences teach students valuable things about themselves and others Technology facilitates collaboration between peers and instructors Internships community service and senior capstone courses provide opportunities to integrate and apply knowledge Enriching Educational Experiences Enriching Educational Experiences Student and Faculty Interaction Students learn firsthand how experts think about and solve



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