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					NSSE 2007 and NSSE 2009

Scale1: Level of Academic Challenge (ACa)
                                                                       NSSE 2007                              NSSE 2009

                                                                       UK                  CI                 UK

                                                                       Freshman Senior     Freshman Senior    Freshman      Senior
                                                                         Mean    Mean        Mean   Mean        Mean         Mean
                                                                        (N=808) (N=697)     (N=27) (N=54)     (N=1012)     (N=1169)
Number of assigned textbooks, books, or book-length
packs of course readings                                    readasgn         3.28   3.10        3.20   3.06         3.24       3.10
Number of written papers or reports of 20 pages or
more                                                        writemor         1.16   1.60        1.14   1.72         1.25       1.60
Number of written papers or reports between 5 and
19 pages                                                    writemid         2.52   2.55        2.56   2.50         2.49       2.50
Number of written papers or reports of fewer than 5
pages                                                       writesml         3.01   3.00        3.19   3.24         2.91       2.95
Coursework emphasized: ANALYZING the basic elements
of an idea, experience, or theory, such as examining a
particular case or situation in depth and considering its
components                                                  analyze          3.08   3.17        3.04   3.00         3.14       3.28

Coursework emphasized: SYNTHESIZING and organizing
ideas, information, or experiences into new, more complex
interpretations and relationships                         synthesz           2.79   2.97        2.64   2.84         2.87       3.01

Coursework emphasized: MAKING JUDGMENTS about
the value of information, arguments, or methods, such as
examining how others gathered and interpreted data and
assessing the soundness of their conclusions                eavluate         2.76   2.88        2.71   2.98         2.84       2.97

Coursework emphasized: APPLYING theories or concepts
to practical problems or in new situations                  applying         3.03   3.09        2.82   2.96         3.10       3.22
Worked harder than you thought you could to meet
an instructor's standards or expectations                   workhard         2.55   2.53        2.69   2.68         2.69       2.63
Hours per week:Preparing for class (studying,
reading, writing, doing homework or lab work,
analyzing data, rehearsing and other activities             acadpr01         4.00   3.98        3.92   3.20         4.30       4.06
Institutional emphasis: Spending significant amounts of
time studying and on academic work                          envschol         3.11   3.03        3.26   2.86         3.30       3.08

(i) N is the number of respondents with nonmissing values for at least 7 out of 11 questions.
(ii) Answers to questions:
                  readasgn, writemor, writemid, writesml: 1=None, 2=1-4, 3=5-10, 4=11-20, 5=more than 20
                  analyze, synthesz, evaluate, applying, envschol: 1=very little, 2=some, 3=quite a bit, 4=very much
                  workhard: 1=never, 2=sometimes, 3=often, 4=very often
                  acadpr01: 1=0, 2=1-5, 3=6-10, 4=11-15, 5=16-20, 6=21-25, 7=26-30, 8=more than 30


Scale 2: Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL)

                                                                       NSSE 2007                              NSSE 2009
                                                                        UK                 CI                  UK

                                                                       Freshman Senior     Freshman Senior    Freshman      Senior
                                                                         Mean    Mean        Mean   Mean        Mean         Mean
                                                                        (N=893) (N=745)     (N=33) (N=58)     (N=1065)     (N=1216)
Asked questions in class or contributed to class
discussions                                                 clquest          2.60   2.92        2.69   3.12         2.69       3.01
Made a class presentation                              clpresen         1.92   2.64        1.92   3.14         2.01       2.67

Worked with other students on projects during class    classgrp         2.31   2.47        2.26   2.89         2.40       2.53
Worked with classmates outside of class to prepare
class assignments                                       occgrp          2.22   2.74        2.31   3.01         2.40       2.79

Tutored or taught other students (paid or voluntary)     tutor          1.69   1.89        1.46   1.62         1.78       1.85
Participated in a community-based project (e.g.,
service learning) as part of a regular course          commproj         1.39   1.56        1.38   1.47         1.59       1.59
Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with
others outside of class (students, family members, co-
workers, etc.)                                         oocideas         2.55   2.69        2.54   2.68         2.68       2.74

(i) N is the number of respondents with nonmissing values for at least 4 out of 7 questions.
(ii) Answers to questions:
     1=never, 2=sometimes, 3=often, 4=very often


Scale 3: Student-Faculty Interaction

                                                                  NSSE 2007                              NSSE 2009
                                                                   UK                 CI                  UK

                                                                  Freshman Senior     Freshman Senior    Freshman      Senior
                                                                    Mean    Mean        Mean   Mean        Mean         Mean
                                                                   (N=819) (N=706)     (N=29) (N=55)     (N=1015)     (N=1179)

Discussed grades or assignments with an instructor    facgrade          2.47   2.76        2.56   2.99         2.56       2.85
Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with
faculty members outside of class                      facideas          1.73   1.99        1.65   2.15         1.83       2.03
Talked about career plans with a faculty member or
advisor                                               facplans          2.17   2.31        2.18   2.44         2.27       2.37
Received prompt written or oral feedback from faculty
on your academic performance                           facfeed          2.59   2.71        2.59   2.78         2.69       2.79
Worked with faculty members on activities other than
coursework (committees, orientation,student life
activities, etc.)                                      facother         1.45   1.76        1.31   1.72         1.61       1.77

Work on a research project with a faculty member
outside of course or program requirements              resrch04         0.03   0.23        0.00   0.09         0.06       0.24

(i) N is the number of respondents with nonmissing values for at least 4 out of 6 questions.
(ii) Answers to questions:
       questions facgrade to facother: 1=never, 2=sometimes, 3=often, 4=very often
       question resrch04: 1=have not decided, 2=do not plan to do, 3=plan to do, 4=done; rescaling: 1,2,3 coverted to 0, 4 conve
                                                    hence, the mean for this question is the fraction of those who worked on a r


Scale 4: Enriching Educational Experience (EEE)

                                                                  NSSE 2007                              NSSE 2009
                                                                   UK                 CI                  UK

                                                                  Freshman Senior     Freshman Senior    Freshman      Senior
                                                                    Mean    Mean        Mean   Mean        Mean         Mean
                                                                   (N=793) (N=691)     (N=27) (N=54)      (N=990)     (N=1160)
Had serious conversations with students who are
very different from you in terms of their religious
beliefs, political opinions, or personal value             diffstu2         2.59   2.63        2.48   2.33         2.67       2.71
Had serious conversations with students of a different
race or ethnicity than your own                           divrstud          2.40   2.48        2.39   2.22         2.49       2.56
Institutional emphasis: Encouraging contact among
students from different economic, social, and racial or
ethnic backgrounds                                        envdivrs          2.44   2.27        2.45   2.35         2.65       2.43
Hours per 7-day week spent participating in co-
curricular activities (organizations, campus
publications, student government, fraternity or
sorority,intercollegiate or intramural sports, etc.)      cocurr01          2.36   2.05        2.34   2.35         2.49       2.13
 Used an electronic medium (listserv, chat group,
Internet, instant messaging, etc.) to discuss or
complete an assignment                                    itacadem          2.70   2.83        2.74   2.99         2.65       2.90
Practicum, internship, field experience, co-op
experience, or clinical assignment                        intern04          0.04   0.57        0.00   0.80         0.07       0.55
Community service or volunteer work                       volntr04          0.42   0.63        0.26   0.66         0.44       0.61
 Participate in a learning community or some other
formal program where groups of students take two or
more classes together                                     lrncom04          0.12   0.26        0.00   0.21         0.15       0.24
Foreign (additional) language coursework                  forlng04          0.24   0.49        0.20   0.36         0.22       0.50
Study abroad                                              stdabr04          0.00   0.12        0.00   0.14         0.02       0.15
Independent study or self-designed major                  indstd04          0.01   0.19        0.00   0.15         0.02       0.19

 Culminating senior experience (capstone course,
senior project or thesis, comprehensive exam, etc.)        snrx04           0.01   0.30        0.03   0.25         0.02       0.35

(i) N is the number of respondents with nonmissing values for at least 8 out of 12 questions.
(ii) Answers to questions:
     diffstu2, dinrstud, itacadem: 1=never, 2=sometimes, 3=often, 4=very often
     cocurr01: 1=0, 2=1-5, 3=6-10, 4=11-15, 5=16-20, 6=21-25, 7=26-30, 8=more than 30
     envdivrs: 1=very little, 2=some, 3=quite a bit, 4=very much
     intern04 to snrx04: 1=have not decided, 2=do not plan to do, 3=plan to do, 4=done; rescaling: 1,2,3 coverted to 0, 4 converte
                                               hence, the mean for these questions is the fraction of those who participated


Scale 5: Supportive Campus Environment (SCE)

                                                                      NSSE 2007                              NSSE 2009
                                                                       UK                 CI                  UK

                                                                      Freshman Senior     Freshman Senior    Freshman      Senior
                                                                        Mean    Mean        Mean   Mean        Mean         Mean
                                                                       (N=778) (N=684)     (N=25) (N=54)      (N=971)     (N=1149)
Institutional emphasis: Providing the support you
need to thrive socially                                   envsocal          2.27   2.09        2.27   2.22         2.50       2.16
Institutional emphasis: Providing the support you
need to help you succeed academically                     envsuprt          2.89   2.70        2.89   2.62         3.07       2.77

 Institutional emphasis: Helping you cope with your
non-academic responsibilities (work, family, etc.)        envnacad          1.97   1.71        1.99   1.59         2.13       1.79
Quality: Your relationships with other students            envstu           5.44   5.45        5.10   5.66         5.47       5.49
Quality: Your relationships with faculty members           envfac           4.87   5.19        4.63   5.26         4.94       5.15
Quality: Your relationships with administrative
personnel and offices                                     envadm            4.51   4.34        4.49   4.58         4.69       4.42

(i) N is the number of respondents with nonmissing values for at least 4 out of 6 questions.
(ii) Answers to questions:
        envsocal, envsuprt, envnacad: 1=very little, 2=some, 3=quite a bit, 4=very much
        envstu, envfac, envadm: 1 to 7 (higher numbers mean better relationships)


                                                            NSSE 2007                             NSSE 2009
                                                            UK                 CI                 UK

                                                            Freshman Senior    Freshman Senior    Freshman     Senior
                                                              Mean    Mean       Mean   Mean        Mean        Mean
                                                             (N=763) (N=675)    (N=24) (N=52)      (N=962)    (N=1137)
Overall, how would you evaluate the quality of
academic advising you have received at your
institution?                                     advise          2.94   2.66        3.14   2.92        3.12       2.75
How would you evaluate your entire educational
experience at this institution?                  entirexp        3.07   3.00        3.06   3.03        3.21       3.07


(i) N is the number of cases with non-missing responses
(ii) Answers to questions:
         advise entirexp: 1=poor, 2=fair, 3=good, 4=excellent
           CI

            Freshman     Senior
              Mean        Mean
             (N=42)      (N=92)

                  3.44     3.19

                  1.34     1.70

                  2.47     2.74

                  3.19     3.20



                  3.24     3.17



                  3.01     3.02




                  3.00     3.05


                  3.04     3.29

                  2.69     2.69


                  4.11     3.35

                  3.39     3.06




it, 4=very much




           CI

            Freshman     Senior
              Mean        Mean
             (N=43)      (N=92)

                  2.81     3.01
                 1.82     3.18

                 2.36     2.76

                 2.30     3.32

                 1.43     1.73

                 1.52     1.56


                 2.88     2.72




            CI

            Freshman    Senior
              Mean       Mean
             (N=42)     (N=92)

                 2.72     2.97

                 1.90     1.94

                 2.16     2.50

                 2.84     2.90


                 1.56     1.87


                 0.04     0.20




 1,2,3 coverted to 0, 4 converted to 1;
n of those who worked on a research project




            CI

            Freshman    Senior
              Mean       Mean
             (N=42)     (N=91)
                  2.69     2.66

                  2.38     2.52


                  2.67     2.44



                  2.83     2.43


                  2.71     3.09

                  0.02     0.79
                  0.29     0.72


                  0.12     0.23
                  0.18     0.40
                  0.02     0.16
                  0.05     0.14


                  0.02     0.41




 2,3 coverted to 0, 4 converted to 100;
hose who participated




            CI

             Freshman    Senior
               Mean       Mean
              (N=41)     (N=90)

                  2.56     2.25

                  3.04     2.90


                  2.12     1.85
                  5.41     5.65
                  5.16     5.17

                  5.13     4.25
CI

Freshman    Senior
  Mean       Mean
 (N=40)     (N=90)



     3.29     2.78

     3.22     3.07

				
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