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					                                                                                                                            NSSE 2010 Mean Comparisons
                                                                                                                                  Brenau University
                                                                                                                                                                       Brenau compared with:
                                                                                                             Women's                                Women's
FY= 103
                                                                                                             College             Brenau             Colleges                      Carnegie Class                    NSSE 2010
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                                                                                                            In your experience at your institution during the current school year, about how often have you done
1.   Academic and Intellectual Experiences                                                                  each of the following? 1=Never, 2=Sometimes, 3=Often, 4=Very often
            Asked questions in class or contributed to class                                        FY            3.06              3.00         3.10       -.05 -.12 2.85                   .24 .17 2.85                     .24 .17
     a.                                                                       CLQUEST      ACL
            discussions                                                                             SR            3.21              3.39         3.44       -.31 -.06 3.15                   .07 .29 3.12                     .10 .31
                                                                                                    FY            2.69              2.63         2.44       .31 .24 2.32                     .45 .38 2.29                     .49 .42
     b.     Made a class presentation                                         CLPRESEN     ACL
                                                                                                    SR            3.20              3.24         3.08       .14 .19 2.86                     .39 .43 2.79                     .46 .50
            Prepared two or more drafts of a paper or                                               FY            3.13              3.11         2.88       .27 .25 2.77                     .38 .36 2.70                     .44 .41
     c.                                                                       REWROPAP
            assignment before turning it in                                                         SR            2.73              2.89         2.64       .09 .26 2.57                     .17 .33 2.51                     .23 .39
        Worked on a paper or project that required
     d. integrating ideas or information from                                 INTEGRAT              FY            3.24              3.27         3.25       -.02 .03 3.12                    .15 .19 3.11                     .16 .20
        various sources                                                                             SR            3.61              3.57         3.53       .13 .07 3.36                     .34 .29 3.35                     .35 .30
        Included diverse perspectives (different races,
     e. religions, genders, political beliefs, etc.) in class                 DIVCLASS              FY            2.93              2.99         2.96       -.04 .02 2.82                    .13 .19 2.80                     .15 .21
        discussions or writing assignments                                                          SR            3.12              3.10         3.09       .03 .01 2.89                     .25 .24 2.85                     .29 .27
            Come to class without completing readings or                                            FY            1.94              1.83         1.91       .05 -.11 1.96                    -.02 -.17 1.99                   -.06 -.21
     f.                                                                       CLUNPREP
            assignments                                                                             SR            2.05              1.88         1.97       .11 -.12 2.03                    .03 -.19 2.09                    -.05 -.26
            Worked with other students on projects during                                           FY            2.50              2.48         2.49       .01 -.01 2.48                    .02 .00 2.46                     .05 .03
     g.                                                                       CLASSGRP     ACL
            class                                                                                   SR            2.69              2.81         2.60       .10 .25 2.62                     .07 .21 2.56                     .15 .28
            Worked with classmates outside of class to                                              FY            2.56              2.47         2.67       -.13 -.24 2.40                   .18 .08 2.45                     .12 .02
     h.                                                                        OCCGRP      ACL
            prepare class assignments                                                               SR            3.14              2.95         2.85       .32 .11 2.73                     .44 .23 2.78                     .39 .19
            Put together ideas or concepts from different
     i.     courses when completing assignments or during                     INTIDEAS              FY            2.81              2.71         2.76       .06 -.06 2.63                    .21 .09 2.65                     .20 .08
            class discussions                                                                       SR            3.18              3.10         3.08       .12 .02 2.93                     .30 .20 2.95                     .27 .18
            Tutored or taught other students                                                        FY            1.82              1.74         1.78       .05 -.04 1.65                    .20 .11 1.70                     .14 .05
     j.                                                                        TUTOR       ACL
            (paid or voluntary)                                                                     SR            2.06              1.77         1.98       .08 -.21 1.81                    .26 -.04 1.86                    .21 -.09
            Participated in a community-based project (e.g.                                         FY            1.82              1.72         1.74       .08 -.02 1.59                    .28 .16 1.60                     .26 .14
     k.                                                                       COMMPROJ     ACL
            service learning) as part of a regular course                                           SR            2.23              1.95         2.03       .21 -.08 1.77                    .50 .20 1.74                     .54 .24
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       Weighted by gender and enrollment status (and size for comparisons).
     b
       * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
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         Mean difference divided by pooled SD                                                                                                                                                                                        -1-
                                                                                                                                                       Brenau compared with:
                                                                                                           Women's                 Women's
FY= 103
                                                                                                           College      Brenau     Colleges                       Carnegie Class                    NSSE 2010
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SR= 122                                                                        Variable    mark    Class     Mean   a
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         Used an electronic medium (listserv, chat group,
  l.     Internet, instant messaging, etc.) to discuss or                    ITACADEM     EEE      FY        2.80        2.85    2.63       .16 .21 2.61                     .18 .23 2.64                     .15 .20
         complete an assignment                                                                    SR        3.11        3.21    2.87       .24 .34 2.87                     .24 .33 2.88                     .23 .33
                                                                                                   FY        3.57        3.54    3.34       .31 .27 3.21                     .45 .41 3.21                     .45 .41
  m.     Used e-mail to communicate with an instructor                        EMAIL
                                                                                                   SR        3.71        3.62    3.61       .15 .01 3.44                     .37 .24 3.45                     .36 .23
                                                                                                   FY        2.83        2.84    2.81       .02 .04 2.67                     .18 .20 2.65                     .20 .22
  n.     Discussed grades or assignments with an instructor                  FACGRADE      SFI
                                                                                                   SR        2.88        2.93    3.03       -.17 -.11 2.86                   .02 .08 2.84                     .04 .11
         Talked about career plans with a faculty member                                           FY        2.54        2.42    2.47       .07 -.06 2.23                    .34 .20 2.22                     .35 .21
  o.                                                                         FACPLANS      SFI
         or advisor                                                                                SR        2.46        2.22    2.73       -.28 -.53 2.41                   .05 -.20 2.43                    .03 -.21
         Discussed ideas from your readings or classes                                             FY        2.04        1.97    2.03       .02 -.05 1.90                    .16 .09 1.89                     .17 .09
  p.                                                                         FACIDEAS      SFI
         with faculty members outside of class                                                     SR        2.25        1.94    2.31       -.07 -.40 2.08                   .18 -.15 2.09                    .18 -.16
         Received prompt written or oral feedback from                                             FY        3.06        2.99    2.91       .19 .10 2.70                     .42 .34 2.70                     .43 .35
  q.                                                                         FACFEED       SFI
         faculty on your academic performance                                                      SR        2.91        2.98    3.04       -.17 -.08 2.84                   .08 .17 2.83                     .09 .19
         Worked harder than you thought you could to meet                                          FY        2.82        2.85    2.90       -.10 -.06 2.75                   .08 .11 2.73                     .11 .14
  r.                                                                         WORKHARD     LAC
         an instructor's standards or expectations                                                 SR        3.07        3.05    2.97       .12 .09 2.82                     .30 .27 2.78                     .33 .30
     Worked with faculty members on activities other
  s. than coursework (committees, orientation, student                       FACOTHER      SFI     FY        2.07        1.85    1.85       .23 .00 1.67                     .46 .21 1.66                     .47 .22
     life activities, etc.)                                                                        SR        2.25        1.75    2.16       .09 -.40 1.82                    .45 -.07 1.85                    .42 -.10
     Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with
  t. others outside of class (students, family members,                      OOCIDEAS     ACL      FY        2.68        2.69    2.95       -.32 -.31 2.75                   -.08 -.07 2.77                   -.10 -.08
     co-workers, etc.)                                                                             SR        2.89        2.92    3.08       -.23 -.19 2.89                   .00 .03 2.90                     -.01 .02
     Had serious conversations with students of a                                                  FY        2.92        2.86    2.64       .27 .21 2.57                     .34 .28 2.61                     .30 .24
  u.                                                                         DIVRSTUD     EEE
     different race or ethnicity than your own                                                     SR        2.94        2.86    2.71       .23 .14 2.66                     .28 .20 2.68                     .26 .18
     Had serious conversations with students who are
  v. very different from you in terms of their religious                     DIFFSTU2     EEE      FY        2.88        2.75    2.81       .07 -.07 2.65                    .23 .09 2.69                     .19 .06
     beliefs, political opinions, or personal values                                               SR        2.95        2.77    2.86       .10 -.09 2.69                    .26 .08 2.72                     .23 .05




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      Weighted by gender and enrollment status (and size for comparisons).
  b
      * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
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      Mean difference divided by pooled SD                                                                                                                                                                           -2-
                                                                                                                                                                       Brenau compared with:
                                                                                                               Women's                              Women's
FY= 103
                                                                                                               College            Brenau            Colleges                      Carnegie Class                    NSSE 2010
                                                                                             Bench-                                                         Effect     Effect                Effect     Effect                Effect     Effect
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                                                                                                              During the current school year, how much has your coursework emphasized the following mental
2.   Mental Activities                                                                                        activities? 1=Very little, 2=Some, 3=Quite a bit, 4=Very much
        Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your
     a. courses and readings so you can repeat them in                          MEMORIZE              FY           2.88             2.88         3.00       -.14 -.13 2.97                   -.11 -.10 2.95                   -.08 -.08
        pretty much the same form                                                                     SR           2.97             2.82         2.73       .26 .10 2.83                     .15 -.01 2.80                    .19 .03
        Analyzing the basic elements of an idea,
        experience, or theory, such as examining a
     b.                                                                         ANALYZE      LAC
        particular case or situation in depth and considering                                         FY           3.21             3.23         3.30       -.12 -.09 3.10                   .14 .16 3.15                     .08 .11
        its components                                                                                SR           3.39             3.30         3.44       -.07 -.20 3.26                   .17 .05 3.29                     .13 .01
        Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information, or
     c. experiences into new, more complex interpretations                      SYNTHESZ     LAC      FY           2.96             3.03         3.11       -.19 -.11 2.91                   .06 .14 2.94                     .02 .10
        and relationships                                                                             SR           3.27             3.21         3.28       -.02 -.09 3.07                   .24 .17 3.10                     .21 .13
        Making judgments about the value of info.,
        arguments, or methods, such as examining how
     d.                                                                         EVALUATE     LAC
        others gathered and interpreted data and assessing                                            FY           3.11             3.15         3.08       .03 .08 2.95                     .19 .23 2.94                     .19 .24
        the soundness of their conclusions                                                            SR           3.25             3.17         3.22       .04 -.06 3.04                    .24 .15 3.05                     .24 .14
            Applying theories or concepts to practical                                                FY           3.25             3.25         3.20       .06 .05 3.06                     .23 .23 3.08                     .20 .19
     e.                                                                         APPLYING     LAC
            problems or in new situations                                                             SR           3.45             3.39         3.42       .04 -.03 3.24                    .26 .19 3.25                     .24 .17
                                                                                                              During the current school year, about how much reading and writing have you done?
3.   Reading and Writing                                                                                      1=None, 2=1-4, 3=5-10, 4=11-20, 5=More than 20
            Number of assigned textbooks, books, or                                                   FY           3.32             3.26         3.57       -.26 -.33 3.24                   .08 .02 3.27                     .05 -.01
     a.                                                                         READASGN     LAC
            book-length packs of course readings                                                      SR           3.41             3.29         3.51       -.10 -.21 3.18                   .22 .11 3.21                     .20 .08
            Number of books read on your own (not assigned)                                           FY           2.13             2.11         2.09       .05 .02 2.07                     .07 .04 2.07                     .07 .04
     b.                                                                         READOWN
            for personal enjoyment or academic enrichment                                             SR           2.15             2.22         2.16       -.01 .07 2.19                    -.04 .03 2.20                    -.05 .02
            Number of written papers or reports of 20 pages or                                        FY           1.29             1.31         1.29       .00 .02 1.33                     -.05 -.03 1.32                   -.04 -.02
     c.                                                                         WRITEMOR     LAC
            more                                                                                      SR           1.42             1.55         1.76       -.44 -.27 1.64                   -.27 -.11 1.65                   -.28 -.12
            Number of written papers or reports between 5                                             FY           2.18             2.20         2.38       -.24 -.21 2.23                   -.06 -.04 2.27                   -.11 -.08
     d.                                                                         WRITEMID     LAC
            and 19 pages                                                                              SR           2.54             2.48         2.79       -.27 -.33 2.52                   .02 -.05 2.55                    -.01 -.08
            Number of written papers or reports of fewer than                                         FY           3.13             3.00         3.12       .01 -.12 3.03                    .10 -.03 3.03                    .10 -.03
     e.                                                                         WRITESML     LAC
            5 pages                                                                                   SR           2.86             2.72         3.13       -.23 -.36 2.96                   -.09 -.21 3.00                   -.12 -.25


     a
         Weighted by gender and enrollment status (and size for comparisons).
     b
         * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
     c
         Mean difference divided by pooled SD                                                                                                                                                                                        -3-
                                                                                                                                                                        Brenau compared with:
                                                                                                               Women's                               Women's
FY= 103
                                                                                                               College            Brenau             Colleges                      Carnegie Class                    NSSE 2010
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                                                                                                              In a typical week, how many homework problem sets do you complete?
4.   Problem Sets                                                                                             1=None, 2=1-2, 3=3-4, 4=5-6, 5=More than 6
            Number of problem sets that take you more than an                                         FY           2.96              3.01          2.88      .07 .11 2.68                     .25 .29 2.74                     .19 .24
     a.                                                                         PROBSETA
            hour to complete                                                                          SR           2.97              2.96          2.61      .29 .29 2.67                     .25 .24 2.67                     .25 .24
            Number of problem sets that take you less than an                                         FY           2.95              2.88          2.80      .12 .06 2.84                     .09 .03 2.79                     .13 .07
     b.                                                                         PROBSETB
            hour to complete                                                                          SR           2.62              2.38          2.32      .25 .06 2.46                     .13 -.06 2.40                    .18 -.01
5.   Examinations                                                                                             1=Very little to 7=Very much
        Select the circle that best represents the extent to
        which your examinations during the current school                        EXAMS                FY           5.33              5.47          5.63      -.29 -.16 5.41                   -.07 .05 5.48                    -.13 -.01
        year have challenged you to do your best work.                                                SR           5.77              5.93          5.68      .08 .22 5.52                     .21 .33 5.51                     .21 .34
                                                                                                              During the current school year, about how often have you done each of the following?
6.   Additional Collegiate Experiences                                                                        1=Never, 2=Sometimes, 3=Often, 4=Very often
            Attended an art exhibit, play, dance, music, theater                                      FY           2.85              2.69          2.40      .49 .32 2.17                     .73 .56 2.17                     .73 .56
     a.                                                                         ATDART07
            or other performance                                                                      SR           2.27              1.89          2.29      -.02 -.43 1.97                   .32 -.09 2.03                    .26 -.16
            Exercised or participated in physical fitness                                             FY           3.01              2.71          2.91      .10 -.20 2.80                    .20 -.08 2.82                    .18 -.11
     b.                                                                         EXRCSE05
            activities                                                                                SR           2.67              2.45          2.84      -.17 -.38 2.65                   .02 -.19 2.72                    -.05 -.26
            Participated in activities to enhance your                                                FY           2.26              2.18          2.31      -.04 -.11 1.99                   .25 .18 2.09                     .15 .08
     c.                                                                         WORSHP05
            spirituality (worship, meditation, prayer, etc.)                                          SR           2.49              2.63          2.30      .18 .31 2.09                     .36 .48 2.16                     .29 .42
            Examined the strengths and weaknesses of your                                             FY           2.59              2.55          2.75      -.18 -.23 2.59                   -.01 -.05 2.63                   -.04 -.09
     d.                                                                         OWNVIEW
            own views on a topic or issue                                                             SR           2.86              2.84          2.83      .03 .01 2.69                     .18 .17 2.73                     .15 .13
        Tried to better understand someone else's views by
     e. imagining how an issue looks from his or her                            OTHRVIEW              FY           2.92              2.87          2.95      -.04 -.09 2.80                   .14 .09 2.81                     .12 .07
        perspective                                                                                   SR           3.07              3.02          3.00       .08 .01 2.88                    .22 .16 2.88                      .22 .15
        Learned something that changed the way you                                                    FY           2.88              2.82          3.03      -.18 -.25 2.88                   .00 -.07 2.89                    -.02 -.09
     f.                                                                         CHNGVIEW
        understand an issue or concept                                                                SR           3.05              3.04          3.08      -.04 -.05 2.92                   .16 .15 2.93                      .14 .13




     a
         Weighted by gender and enrollment status (and size for comparisons).
     b
         * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
     c
         Mean difference divided by pooled SD                                                                                                                                                                                         -4-
                                                                                                                                                                          Brenau compared with:
                                                                                                              Women's                                  Women's
FY= 103
                                                                                                              College              Brenau              Colleges                      Carnegie Class                    NSSE 2010
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                                                                                                             Which of the following have you done or do you plan to do before you graduate from your institution?
                                                                                                             (Recoded: 0=Have not decided, Do not plan to do, Plan to do; 1=Done. Thus, the mean is the
7.   Enriching Educational Experiences                                                                       proportion responding "Done" among all valid respondents.)
            Practicum, internship, field experience, co-op                                           FY             .15                .14           .07       .31 .25                .07       .33 .28               .07        .31 .25
     a.                                                                         INTERN04    EEE
            experience, or clinical assignment                                                       SR             .72                .52           .63       .18 -.23               .46       .51 .12               .50        .44 .05
                                                                                                     FY             .51                .42           .45       .11 -.07               .36       .31 .12               .40        .23 .05
     b.     Community service or volunteer work                                 VOLNTR04    EEE
                                                                                                     SR             .67                .54           .73       -.15 -.44              .56       .22 -.05              .60        .14 -.14
        Participate in a learning community or some other
     c. formal program where groups of students take two                        LRNCOM04    EEE      FY             .21                .18           .17       .11 .05                .16       .13 .06               .16        .12 .05
        or more classes together                                                                     SR             .45                .35           .36       .20 -.02               .26       .43 .19               .27        .42 .18
            Work on a research project with a faculty member                                         FY             .11                .08           .05       .27 .15                .06       .23 .12               .05        .25 .13
     d.                                                                         RESRCH04     SFI
            outside of course or program requirements
                                                                                                     SR             .22                .13           .28       -.13 -.35              .16       .17 -.08              .19        .07 -.16
                                                                                                     FY             .37                .34           .49       -.23 -.30              .16       .57 .49               .21        .40 .32
     e.     Foreign language coursework                                         FORLNG04    EEE
                                                                                                     SR             .76                .53           .65       .22 -.27               .33       .90 .41               .41        .72 .25
                                                                                                     FY             .09                .08           .03       .39 .29                .03       .33 .25               .03        .32 .24
     f.     Study abroad                                                        STDABR04    EEE
                                                                                                     SR             .17                .09           .29       -.27 -.47              .10       .24 -.03              .14        .07 -.16
                                                                                                     FY             .11                .10           .03       .47 .41                .04       .34 .29               .04        .35 .30
     g.     Independent study or self-designed major                            INDSTD04    EEE
                                                                                                     SR             .20                .13           .23       -.06 -.24              .14       .17 -.04              .17        .09 -.10
            Culminating senior experience (capstone course,                                          FY             .06                .05           .02       .28 .21                .02       .25 .18               .02        .26 .19
     h.                                                                          SNRX04     EEE
            senior project or thesis, comprehensive exam, etc.)                                      SR             .30                .18           .54       -.48 -.73              .31       -.02 -.27             .33        -.06 -.31

                                                                                                             Select the circle that best represents the quality of your relationships with people at your institution.
8.   Quality of Relationships                                                                                1=Unfriendly, Unsupportive, Sense of alienation to 7=Friendly, Supportive, Sense of belonging
                                                                                                     FY            5.49               5.52          5.66       -.13 -.11 5.46                   .02 .04 5.49                     .00 .02
     a.     Relationships with other students                                    ENVSTU     SCE
                                                                                                     SR            5.72               5.96          5.84       -.10 .09 5.63                    .07 .25 5.65                     .05 .24
                                                                                                             1=Unavailable, Unhelpful, Unsympathetic to 7=Available, Helpful, Sympathetic
                                                                                                     FY            5.33               5.33          5.58       -.21 -.21 5.26                   .05 .05 5.27                     .05 .04
     b.     Relationships with faculty members                                  ENVFAC      SCE
                                                                                                     SR            5.57               5.45          5.83       -.22 -.31 5.50                   .05 -.04 5.49                    .06 -.03


     a
         Weighted by gender and enrollment status (and size for comparisons).
     b
         * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
     c
         Mean difference divided by pooled SD                                                                                                                                                                                           -5-
                                                                                                                                                                        Brenau compared with:
                                                                                                               Women's                               Women's
FY= 103
                                                                                                               College            Brenau             Colleges                      Carnegie Class                    NSSE 2010
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                                                                                                              1=Unhelpful, Inconsiderate, Rigid to 7=Helpful, Considerate, Flexible
            Relationships with administrative personnel and                                           FY           4.84              4.90         5.17       -.23 -.19 4.81                   .02 .06 4.82                     .02 .05
     c.                                                                         ENVADM       SCE
            offices                                                                                   SR           4.70              4.96         4.97       -.17 -.01 4.69                   .00 .16 4.69                     .00 .16
                                                                                                              About how many hours do you spend in a typical 7-day week doing each of the following?
                                                                                                              1=0 hrs/wk, 2=1-5 hrs/wk, 3=6-10 hrs/wk, 4=11-15 hrs/wk, 5=16-20 hrs/wk, 6=21-25 hrs/wk, 7=26-30
9.   Time Usage                                                                                               hrs/wk, 8=More than 30 hrs/wk
        Preparing for class (studying, reading, writing,
     a. doing homework or lab work, analyzing data,                                                   FY           4.17              4.17         4.54       -.22 -.22 4.00                   .10 .10 4.21                     -.02 -.03
                                                                                ACADPR01     LAC
        rehearsing, and other academic activities)                                                    SR           4.65              4.43         4.56       .05 -.08 4.15                    .29 .16 4.29                     .20 .08
                                                                                                      FY           1.64              1.51         1.84       -.16 -.27 1.51                   .11 .00 1.52                     .10 -.01
     b.     Working for pay on campus                                           WORKON01
                                                                                                      SR           1.57              1.25         2.01       -.31 -.56 1.70                   -.09 -.30 1.84                   -.17 -.37
                                                                                                      FY           2.05              3.02         1.87       .10 .61 2.50                     -.19 .23 2.26                    -.10 .35
     c.     Working for pay off campus                                          WORKOF01
                                                                                                      SR           2.91              5.19         3.06       -.06 .80 4.09                    -.41 .38 3.62                    -.25 .56
        Participating in co-curricular activities
        (organizations, campus publications, student
     d.
        government, fraternity or sorority, intercollegiate                     COCURR01     EEE      FY           2.72              2.43         2.29       .31 .11 2.20                     .33 .15 2.29                     .27 .09
        or intramural sports, etc.)                                                                   SR           2.63              1.73         2.35       .17 -.39 1.99                    .42 -.17 2.13                    .32 -.26
            Relaxing and socializing (watching TV,                                                    FY           3.23              3.16         3.41       -.12 -.16 3.79                   -.33 -.37 3.77                   -.33 -.37
     e.                                                                         SOCIAL05
            partying, etc.)                                                                           SR           2.89              2.81         3.39       -.35 -.41 3.46                   -.37 -.42 3.53                   -.41 -.46
            Providing care for dependents living with you                                             FY           1.64              2.43         1.69       -.03 .46 2.02                    -.20 .22 1.89                    -.14 .31
     f.                                                                         CAREDE01
            (parents, children, spouse, etc.)                                                         SR           2.53              4.48         2.22       .13 .96 2.81                     -.11 .66 2.50                    .01 .83
                                                                                                      FY           2.38              2.38         2.10       .25 .25 2.36                     .02 .02 2.31                     .06 .06
     g.     Commuting to class (driving, walking, etc.)                         COMMUTE
                                                                                                      SR           2.55              2.39         2.21       .34 .18 2.46                     .08 -.05 2.37                    .16 .02




     a
         Weighted by gender and enrollment status (and size for comparisons).
     b
         * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
     c
         Mean difference divided by pooled SD                                                                                                                                                                                         -6-
                                                                                                                                                                          Brenau compared with:
                                                                                                                Women's                                Women's
FY= 103
                                                                                                                College             Brenau             Colleges                      Carnegie Class                    NSSE 2010
                                                                                              Bench-                                                           Effect     Effect                Effect     Effect                Effect     Effect
SR= 122                                                                            Variable    mark    Class        Mean   a
                                                                                                                                                    Mean   a
                                                                                                                                                               Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                          Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                                     Mean   a
                                                                                                                                                                                                Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mean   a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Size   c



                                                                                                               To what extent does your institution emphasize each of the following?
10.   Institutional Environment                                                                                1=Very little, 2=Some, 3=Quite a bit, 4=Very much
             Spending significant amounts of time studying and                                         FY           3.18              3.17          3.34       -.23 -.24 3.12                   .07 .06 3.16                     .02 .01
      a.                                                                         ENVSCHOL     LAC
             on academic work                                                                          SR           3.39              3.38          3.35       .05 .03 3.13                     .33 .31 3.16                     .29 .28
             Providing the support you need to help you                                                FY           3.20              3.20          3.36       -.21 -.21 3.08                   .15 .15 3.10                     .12 .12
      b.                                                                         ENVSUPRT     SCE
             succeed academically                                                                      SR           2.98              2.96          3.32       -.45 -.47 2.96                   .02 -.01 2.98                    .00 -.03
             Encouraging contact among students from different                                         FY           2.96              2.98          3.00       -.04 -.02 2.72                   .25 .27 2.74                     .23 .25
      c.                                                                         ENVDIVRS     EEE
             economic, social, and racial or ethnic backgrounds                                        SR           2.85              2.75          2.81       .04 -.06 2.57                    .28 .18 2.57                     .28 .18
             Helping you cope with your non-academic                                                   FY           2.44              2.41          2.54       -.10 -.13 2.32                   .13 .10 2.30                     .14 .11
      d.                                                                         ENVNACAD     SCE
             responsibilities (work, family, etc.)                                                     SR           2.01              1.92          2.30       -.30 -.39 2.03                   -.02 -.12 2.04                   -.03 -.12
                                                                                                       FY           2.72              2.69          2.74       -.02 -.05 2.53                   .20 .17 2.54                     .19 .17
      e.     Providing the support you need to thrive socially                   ENVSOCAL     SCE
                                                                                                       SR           2.25              2.11          2.52       -.28 -.43 2.26                   -.01 -.16 2.28                   -.03 -.18
         Attending campus events and activities (special
      f. speakers, cultural performances, athletic                               ENVEVENT              FY           3.28              3.03          3.15        .15       -.13       2.82       .48         .22       2.87       .44         .17
         events, etc.)                                                                                 SR           2.73              2.22          3.03       -.33       -.88       2.56       .17        -.35       2.66       .08        -.45
                                                                                                       FY           3.44              3.42          3.38        .08        .05       3.32       .15         .13       3.33       .14         .11
      g.     Using computers in academic work                                    ENVCOMPT
                                                                                                       SR           3.63              3.61          3.50        .18        .15       3.44       .25         .22       3.47       .22         .19




      a
          Weighted by gender and enrollment status (and size for comparisons).
      b
          * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
      c
          Mean difference divided by pooled SD                                                                                                                                                                                          -7-
                                                                                                                                                                           Brenau compared with:
                                                                                                                Women's                                 Women's
FY= 103
                                                                                                                College             Brenau              Colleges                      Carnegie Class                    NSSE 2010
                                                                                              Bench-                                                            Effect     Effect                Effect     Effect                Effect     Effect
SR= 122                                                                            Variable    mark    Class         Mean   a
                                                                                                                                                     Mean   a
                                                                                                                                                                Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                           Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                                      Mean   a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mean   a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Size   c


                                                                                                               To what extent has your experience at this institution contributed to your knowledge, skills, and
                                                                                                               personal development in the following areas?
11.   Educational and Personal Growth                                                                          1=Very little, 2=Some, 3=Quite a bit, 4=Very much

                                                                                                       FY            3.34              3.34          3.38       -.05 -.06 3.18                   .21 .20 3.19                     .19 .19
      a.     Acquiring a broad general education                                 GNGENLED
                                                                                                       SR            3.32              3.26          3.50       -.26 -.33 3.25                   .08 .01 3.27                     .06 -.02
         Acquiring job or work-related knowledge                                                       FY            3.06              3.06          3.02       .05 .05 2.83                     .25 .25 2.84                     .23 .24
      b.                                                                         GNWORK
         and skills                                                                                    SR            3.28              3.22          3.23       .06 -.01 3.09                    .20 .13 3.08                     .21 .14
                                                                                                       FY            3.30              3.30          3.27       .04 .04 3.08                     .27 .27 3.05                     .30 .30
      c.     Writing clearly and effectively                                     GNWRITE
                                                                                                       SR            3.27              3.26          3.37       -.14 -.15 3.13                   .16 .15 3.13                     .16 .15
                                                                                                       FY            3.19              3.15          3.10       .10 .06 2.94                     .28 .24 2.89                     .33 .29
      d.     Speaking clearly and effectively                                    GNSPEAK
                                                                                                       SR            3.32              3.22          3.29       .04 -.08 3.05                    .30 .19 3.02                     .33 .22
                                                                                                       FY            3.32              3.38          3.40       -.11 -.03 3.22                   .13 .21 3.25                     .09 .18
      e.     Thinking critically and analytically                                GNANALY
                                                                                                       SR            3.53              3.46          3.59       -.10 -.21 3.34                   .24 .15 3.38                     .20 .10
                                                                                                       FY            3.23              3.24          3.12       .13 .14 2.96                     .31 .33 2.99                     .28 .29
      f.     Analyzing quantitative problems                                     GNQUANT
                                                                                                       SR            3.15              3.24          3.21       -.07 .03 3.09                    .07 .18 3.11                     .05 .15
                                                                                                       FY            3.25              3.21          3.08       .20 .15 3.07                     .21 .17 3.05                     .22 .18
      g.     Using computing and information technology                          GNCMPTS
                                                                                                       SR            3.22              3.33          3.23       -.01 .12 3.22                    .00 .14 3.22                     .00 .14
                                                                                                       FY            3.26              3.28          3.25       .01 .03 3.04                     .25 .28 3.03                     .26 .28
      h.     Working effectively with others                                     GNOTHERS
                                                                                                       SR            3.47              3.43          3.40       .10 .05 3.19                     .33 .29 3.19                     .33 .28
                                                                                                       FY            1.83              1.96          2.03       -.20 -.08 1.98                   -.15 -.03 1.94                   -.11 .02
      i.     Voting in local, state, or national elections                       GNCITIZN
                                                                                                       SR            1.88              1.90          2.44       -.52 -.51 2.14                   -.25 -.24 2.12                   -.23 -.22
                                                                                                       FY            3.03              3.10          3.10       -.08 .01 2.94                    .10 .19 2.95                     .09 .17
      j.     Learning effectively on your own                                     GNINQ
                                                                                                       SR            3.09              3.16          3.23       -.17 -.09 3.04                   .06 .13 3.07                     .02 .10
                                                                                                       FY            2.99              2.97          3.06       -.07 -.09 2.83                   .16 .15 2.84                     .16 .14
      k.     Understanding yourself                                               GNSELF
                                                                                                       SR            3.04              2.86          3.16       -.13 -.33 2.84                   .20 .01 2.86                     .18 -.01
             Understanding people of other racial and ethnic                                           FY            3.07              3.01          2.89       .19 .13 2.71                     .37 .31 2.69                     .39 .33
      l.                                                                         GNDIVERS
             backgrounds                                                                               SR            3.07              2.75          2.91       .17 -.17 2.70                    .38 .05 2.69                     .39 .06


      a
          Weighted by gender and enrollment status (and size for comparisons).
      b
          * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
      c
          Mean difference divided by pooled SD                                                                                                                                                                                           -8-
                                                                                                                                                                        Brenau compared with:
                                                                                                                Women's                              Women's
FY= 103
                                                                                                                College            Brenau            Colleges                      Carnegie Class                     NSSE 2010
                                                                                              Bench-                                                         Effect     Effect                Effect     Effect                 Effect     Effect
SR= 122                                                                            Variable    mark    Class        Mean   a
                                                                                                                                                  Mean   a
                                                                                                                                                             Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                        Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                                   Mean   a
                                                                                                                                                                                              Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mean   a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Size   c
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Size   c




                                                                                                       FY           2.76             2.76          2.84      -.09 -.10 2.71                   .06 .06 2.72                      .04 .04
      m.     Solving complex real-world problems                                 GNPROBSV
                                                                                                       SR           2.88             2.82          2.98      -.11 -.17 2.79                   .10 .03 2.83                      .06 -.01
                                                                                                       FY           2.87             2.83          3.03      -.17 -.22 2.72                   .16 .11 2.73                      .14 .10
      n.     Developing a personal code of values and ethics                     GNETHICS
                                                                                                       SR           2.94             2.72          3.11      -.18 -.41 2.75                   .19 -.03 2.77                     .17 -.04
                                                                                                       FY           2.63             2.51          2.86      -.24 -.37 2.46                   .18 .05 2.50                      .13 .01
      o.     Contributing to the welfare of your community                       GNCOMMUN
                                                                                                       SR           2.71             2.47          2.95      -.25 -.49 2.50                   .20 -.03 2.52                     .18 -.05
                                                                                                       FY           2.38             2.32          2.57      -.18 -.23 2.16                   .20 .15 2.18                      .18 .12
      p.     Developing a deepened sense of spirituality                          GNSPIRIT
                                                                                                       SR           2.03             1.97          2.45      -.37 -.43 1.98                   .04 -.01 2.00                     .03 -.03
12.   Academic Advising                                                                                        1=Poor, 2=Fair, 3=Good, 4=Excellent
         Overall, how would you evaluate the quality of
         academic advising you have received at your                              ADVISE               FY           3.25             3.12          3.23      .03 -.14 3.06                    .23 .08 3.07                      .22 .06
         institution?                                                                                  SR           2.96             2.90          3.17      -.25 -.32 2.91                   .05 -.01 2.94                     .02 -.04
13.   Satisfaction                                                                                             1=Poor, 2=Fair, 3=Good, 4=Excellent
             How would you evaluate your entire educational                                            FY           3.28             3.26          3.37      -.14 -.17 3.19                   .13 .10 3.23                      .08 .05
                                                                                  ENTIREXP
             experience at this institution?                                                           SR           3.02             3.13          3.45      -.62 -.45 3.19                   -.23 -.08 3.24                    -.30 -.15
14.                                                                                                            1=Definitely no, 2=Probably no, 3=Probably yes, 4=Definitely yes
             If you could start over again, would you go to the                                        FY           3.08             3.08          3.30      -.27 -.27 3.19                   -.14 -.14 3.24                    -.19 -.19
                                                                                 SAMECOLL
             same institution you are now attending?                                                   SR           2.87             3.09          3.39      -.63 -.36 3.17                   -.35 -.10 3.22                    -.41 -.16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IPEDS: 139199




      a
          Weighted by gender and enrollment status (and size for comparisons).
      b
          * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
      c
          Mean difference divided by pooled SD                                                                                                                                                                                         -9-

				
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