The NSSE 2000 Report: National Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice

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Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research
The 2000 report from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is based on information from first-year and senior students at 276 different four-year colleges and universities. The NSSE study, titled “National Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice,” gives schools an idea of how well students are learning and what they put into and get out of their undergraduate experience. The report provides an overview of the “National Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice.” The report also contains the following findings: 1. Four-year colleges and universities differ considerably in terms of the quality of the undergraduate experience they offer and their expectations for student performance. 2. Student engagement in effective educational practices varies between and within institutional sectors and types 3. Institutional size is a key factor in student engagement. 4. Every sector includes some institutions that can model effective educational practice for their peers 5. Some types of students are generally more engaged than others.
student engagement, learner engagement, higher education, colleges, universities, learning activities, faculty, school size, sector
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