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					IR PREVIEW
Preliminary highlights from                                                                                                                  Volume 10, Number 1
current IR studies                                                                                                                               September 2007

Office of Institutional Research        http://irweb.erau.edu       Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900                                                             (386)226-6225

 IN THIS ISSUE                                                  participants 35% (n=259,248).
                                                                ♦ NSSE Results
 ♦   2006 National Survey of Student Engagement                       In order to evaluate the NSSE results in general
     (NSSE)                                                     terms NSSE administrators grouped many of the 69
     Daytona Beach, Prescott and Worldwide Campuses             general survey questions into the following 5 “benchmark
                                                                areas”: 1) level of academic challenge, 2) active and
     2006 National Survey of Student Engagement                 collaborative learning, 3) student interactions with faculty,
      The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)          4) enriching educational experiences, and 5) supportive campus
was developed in 1999 at Indiana University with funding        environment. Benchmark scores based on a 100-point scale
from Pew Charitable Trusts as a novel approach to               were generated by NSSE for each benchmark area.
assessing student engagement in effective educational                 The two following tables show benchmark scores for
practices. The NSSE is administered in the spring to first-     Daytona Beach, Prescott and Worldwide Campuses and all
year students and seniors at 4-year institutions nationwide.    NSSE 2006 schools nationwide. Higher benchmark scores
The survey gathers information from students about time         indicate higher levels of student engagement on the items that
spent on academic tasks, about student views on areas of        comprise each benchmark.
institutional emphasis and contribution to personal
development, and about the quality of students’ relationships                                          Benchmark Scores
with faculty, administrators and other students at their          100
                                                                                                             First-Year Students
institution. Embry-Riddle first participated in the NSSE
project in Spring 2001 along with 320 other 4-year
                                                                   80
institutions, in 2003 with 437 other schools, and again in
2006 with 557 other schools.                                                                                                                                  59
                                                                                                                                                                    63
                                                                                                                                                                         62
                                                                                                                                                                              59
      NSSE administrators encourage data sharing by                60    51    51
                                                                                    50
                                                                                         52
                                                                                                     48
allowing schools to form a ‘survey consortium’ of 6 or more                                     47          41
                                                                                                       39                39
members. ERAU joined a consortium with the following AITU          40                                              35
                                                                                                                                   32
                                                                                                                              31             28
(Association of Independent Technical Universities) schools:                                                                            28         25
                                                                                                                                                        27

 -Clarkson University                                              20
 -Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
 -Harvey Mudd College
 -Milwaukee School of Engineering                                   0
                                                                               Level of          Active and        Student-Faculty        Enriching                Supportive
 -Polytechnic University                                                      Academic          Collaborative        Interaction         Educational                Campus
 -Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology                                         Challenge           Learning                               Experience               Environment

 -Worcester Polytechnic Institute                                                             Daytona Beach       Prescott     Worldwide      NSSE

     This NSSE-AITU group designed 20 additional
consortium questions to reflect Accrediting Board for
Engineering and Technology (ABET) learning outcomes                                                    Benchmark Scores
requirements. This provides a third group for comparing                                                          Senior Students
ERAU results in addition to all NSSE participants nationally     100.0

and a self selected group of peer schools based on Carnegie
Classifications.                                                  80.0

     The NSSE administration in 2003 surveyed first-year
                                                                                                                                                                        62
and senior level students from all degree programs and            60.0
                                                                         54
                                                                               53        56     57                                                                 58
                                                                                                                                                                             57
                                                                                                                                                             53
surveyed the two residential campuses. The 2006                                  52                  52
                                                                                                      44
                                                                                                            50
                                                                                                                    44
administration surveyed first-year and senior level students                                                             43    41            38        40
                                                                  40.0                                                                  37
from all degree programs and surveyed Daytona Beach,                                                                      33
                                                                                                                                                  28
Prescott and Worldwide campuses. The survey was
conducted entirely online, and the sample included all of the     20.0

seniors and first-year students at the Daytona Beach and
Prescott campuses, and a random sample of 1,994 first-             0.0
                                                                               Level of          Active and       Student-Faculty        Enriching             Supportive
year and 1,988 senior students from Worldwide. The                            Academic          Collaborative       Interaction         Educational             Campus
response rate for ERAU Daytona Beach was 28% (n=734)                          Challenge           Learning                              Experience            Environment

for Prescott it was 34% (n=333) and for Worldwide it was                                      Daytona Beach       Prescott     Worldwide      NSSE

23% (947). The overall response rates for comparison
groups were: AITU schools 43% (n=3,635); and all NSSE
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Benchmark 1: Level of Academic Challenge                                                       When comparing Senior Students from 2006 to the 2003
                                                                                               administration the results were also very similar.
                       ERAU vs. National Students
                                 First Year Students
                                                                                               Daytona Beach
                          Percent of Students Responding…                                      • Spend 5 or more hours a week preparing for class (75%
                                                                                                 2006, 87% 2003)
                                                                                         97%
  Wrote papers or reports of fewer than 5                              59%***                  • Institution very much/quite a bit emphasizes spending
                  pages                                             49%***                       significant amounts of time studying & academic work
                                                           29%***
                                                                                                 (78% 2006, 88% 2003)
                                                                                 79%
 Assigned 5 or more textbooks, books, or                                       74%             Prescott
  book-length packs of course readings                                          77%
                                                                     53%***                    • Coursework emphasized making judgments about the
        Coursework emphasized applying                                                           value of information, arguments, or methods very much/
                                                                              72%
         theories or concepts to practical                                       80%**           quite a bit (66% 2006, 73% 2003)
        problems or in new situations very                                        83%
                 much/quite a bit                                              75%


  Wrote papers or reports between 5 and                   25%***
                                                                                    86%                       ERAU Class of 2006 - Now and Then
                19 pages                                  24%***                                                              Daytona Beach Campus
                                                                         60%***
                                                                                                                         Percent of Students Responding…
                                                       18%
  Wrote papers or reports of 20 pages or          4%***                                             Coursework emphasized analyzing the                                               84%
                  more                            3%***
                                                   7%***                                           basic elements of an idea, experience, or
                                                                                                          theory very much/quite a bit                                             76%

                                             0%      20%     40%     60%      80%       100%
                                                                                                   Spend 5 or more hours a week preparing                                          75%
            National         Daytona Beach            Prescott        Worldwide
                                                                                                                 for class                                                           80%

                                   Senior Students
                          Percent of Students Responding…                                                                                                                   60%***
                                                                                                    Assigned 5 or more textbooks, books, or
                                                                                                     book-length packs of course readings                                             82%
                                                                                     93%
  Wrote papers or reports of fewer than 5                      44%***
                  pages                                         45%***
                                                           30%***                                   Wrote papers or reports of fewer than 5                        44%***
                                                                                                                    pages                                                                   97%
                                                                                    91%
  Wrote papers or reports between 5 and                        41% ***
                19 pages                                     34%***
                                                                    53% ***                      Wrote papers or reports between 5 and 19                       41%***
                                                                                                                  pages                                                                  87%
                                                                                  82%
           Spend 5 or more hours a week                                        75%***
               preparing for class                                            73%
                                                                                77%                                                         0%       20%     40%       60%      80%        100%

                                                                            73%                                            2006 Seniors             2003 First Years
 Assigned 5 or more textbooks, books, or                               60%***
  book-length packs of course readings                                 59%***
                                                                         66%***                                                   Prescott Campus
                                                                                                                          Percent of Students Responding…
                                                                    52%
  Wrote papers or reports of 20 pages or            14%***
                  more                                18%***                                    Institution very much/quite a bit emphasizes                                             83%
                                                  7% ***                                            spending significant amounts of time
                                                                                                          studying & academic work                                                    77%

                                            0%      20%      40%    60%       80%   100%
                                                                                                Coursework emphasized making judgments
            National         Daytona Beach            Prescott        Worldwide                                                                                                66%
                                                                                                about the value of information, arguments,
                                                                                                     or methods very much/quite a bit                                              72%
**Proportion of responses was significantly higher for ERAU students than for National re-
spondents.
***Proportion of responses was significantly lower for ERAU students than for National re-
spondents.                                                                                          Assigned 5 or more textbooks, books, or                                  59%
                                                                                                     book-length packs of course readings                                          72%
Trend Data ERAU 2006 vs. 2003
Items for Benchmark 1, Level of Academic Challenge, for                                              Wrote papers or reports of fewer than 5                         45%***
                                                                                                                     pages
First Year Students had little to no difference when                                                                                                                                           97%

comparing this year’s respondents to the 2003
administration, for all but a few items:                                                         Wrote papers or reports between 5 and 19                      34%***
Daytona Beach                                                                                                     pages                                                                  84%
• Assigned 5 or more textbooks, books, or book-length
  packs of course readings (74% 2006, 82% 2003)                                                                                                0%      20%     40%       60%         80%    100%

Prescott                                                                                                                  2006 Seniors              2003 First Years
• Spend 5 or more hours a week preparing for class (84%
                                                                                               **Proportion of responses was significantly higher for 2006 Senior students than for 2003 First-
  2006, 74% 2003)                                                                              year Students.
• Coursework emphasized making judgments about the                                             ***Proportion of responses was significantly lower for 2006 Senior students than for 2003
                                                                                               First-year Students.
  value of information, arguments, or methods very much/
  quite a bit (63% 2006, 72% 2003)
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Benchmark 2: Active and Collaborative Learning                                                       Prescott
                                                                                                     • Worked with other students on projects during class
                     ERAU vs. National Students                                                        very often/often (57% 2006, 41% 2003)
                                 First Year Students
                          Percent of Students Responding…                                            • Made a class presentation very often/often (46% 2006,
                                                                                                       35% 2003)
                                                                 42%
  Worked with other students on projects                            53%**                            When comparing Senior Student responses there were
      during class very often/often                                  57%**
                                                             30%***                                  only minor differences in a few items:
                                                                                                     Daytona Beach
                                                                    40%
 Worked with classmates outside of class
   to prepare class assignments very                                         65% **                  • Made a class presentation very often/often (76% 2006,
               often/often.                                23%***
                                                                            61%**                      68% 2003)
                                                                                                     Prescott
           Made a class presentation very
                                                             31%
                                                                    43%                              • Discussed ideas from readings or classes with others
                    often/often                                      46%
                                                                       54%
                                                                                                       outside of class very often/often (58% 2006, 73% 2003)

                                                      15%
    Tutored or taught other students very                   27%**
                 often/often                                27%**                                                    ERAU Class of 2006 - Now and Then
                                                   8%***
                                                                                                                                      Daytona Beach Campus
                                                                                                                                 Percent of Students Responding…
    Participated in a community-based              11%
  project as part of a regular course very         11%
                                                    12%
                often/often                       6%***                                                                                                                                        85%**
                                                                                                       Worked with classmates outside of class to
                                                                                                       prepare class assignments very often/often                                    65%
                                             0%      20%      40%         60%     80%      100%

            National         Daytona Beach            Prescott            Worldwide                                                                                                        76% **
                                                                                                       Made a class presentation very often/often
                                                                                                                                                                         43%
                                   Senior Students
                          Percent of Students Responding…
                                                                                                        Asked questions in class or contributed to                                       74%
                                                                            61%                            class discussions very often/often                                        65%
                                                                                   76%**
  Made a class presentation very often/often
                                                                                66%
                                                                                  74%**                    Discussed ideas from your readings or                                   62%
                                                                                                          classes with others outside of class very
                                                                            61%                                          often/often                                         51%
  Asked questions in class or contributed to                                      74%**
     class discussions very often/often                                         68%
                                                                                           92% **                                                                      37%
                                                                                                             Tutored or taught other students very
                                                                                                                          often/often                             27%
                                                                           58%
 Worked with classmates outside of class to                                          85%**
 prepare class assignments very often/often                                       74% **
                                                             29% ***                                                                                0%      20%      40%      60%        80%        100%


                                                                     46%
                                                                                                                                    2006 Seniors           2003 First Years
     Worked with other students on projects                                 59%**
         during class very often/often                                     57%
                                                               34%***                                                                    Prescott Campus
                                                                                                                                 Percent of Students Responding…
                                                         22%
       Tutored or taught other students very                   37%**
                    often/often                              29%                                       Worked with classmates outside of class to                                        74%
                                                    11%***
                                                                                                       prepare class assignments very often/often                                61%
                                             0%      20%       40%        60%     80%      100%

             National         Daytona Beach             Prescott           Worldwide                    Asked questions in class or contributed to                                   68%
                                                                                                           class discussions very often/often                                        65%
 **Proportion of responses was significantly higher for ERAU students than for National
 respondents.
 ***Proportion of responses was significantly lower for ERAU students than for National
 respondents.
                                                                                                                                                                                     66% **
                                                                                                        Made a class presentation very often/often
                                                                                                                                                                           46%

Trend Data ERAU 2006 vs. 2003
                                                                                                           Discussed ideas from your readings or
The items for Benchmark 2, Active and Collaborative                                                       classes with others outside of class very
                                                                                                                                                                                 58%
                                                                                                                                                                              53%
Learning, for First Year Students had little to no difference                                                            often/often

when comparing this year’s respondents to the previous
administration, for all but a few items:                                                                     Tutored or taught other students very                 29%
                                                                                                                          often/often                             27%
Daytona Beach
• Worked with classmates outside of class to prepare                                                                                                0%      20%      40%       60%       80%        100%
  class assignments very often/often (65% 2006, 51%
  2003)                                                                                                                           2006 Seniors            2003 First Years

• Worked with other students on projects during class                                               **Proportion of responses was significantly higher for 2006 Senior students than for 2003 First-
                                                                                                    year Students.
  very often/often (53% 2006, 37% 2003)                                                             ***Proportion of responses was significantly lower for 2006 Senior students than for 2003
                                                                                                    First-year Students.


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Benchmark 3: Student-Faculty Interaction                                                         Prescott
                                                                                                 • Discussed ideas from readings or classes with faculty
                       ERAU vs. National Students                                                  members outside class very often/often (29% 2006,
                                  First Year Students                                              12% 2003)
                           Percent of Students Responding…
                                                                                                 • Talked about career plans with a faculty member or
     Received prompt written or oral                                    53%                        advisor very often/often(44% 2006, 31% 2003)
 feedback from faculty on your academic                                  55%
      performance very often/often
                                                                          58%                    Differences for Senior Students include:
                                                                             69% **
                                                                                                 Daytona Beach
   Discussed grades or assignments with
                                                                       48%
                                                                         55%
                                                                                                 • Worked with faculty members on activities other than
       an instructor very often/often                                     57%                      coursework very often/often (29% 2006, 20% 2003)
                                                                         56% **
                                                                                                 Prescott
     Have done or plan to do work on a
   research project with a faculty member
                                                                 33%                             • Talked about career plans with a faculty member or
                                                                   38%
        outside of course or program                                 44%                           advisor very often/often (47% 2006, 55% 2003)
                                                           20%
                requirements                                                                     • Worked with faculty members on activities other than
   Discussed ideas from your readings or                18%                                        coursework very often/often (26% 2006, 19% 2003)
  classes with faculty members outside of                22%
                                                           29% **
           class very often/often                       19%                                                     ERAU Class of 2006 - Now and Then
                                                                                                                                 Daytona Beach Campus
       Worked with faculty members on                13%                                                                    Percent of Students Responding…
      activities other than coursework very            18%
                                                       18%
                    often/often                    7%***
                                                                                                    Received prompt written or oral feedback                                     64%
                                                                                                  from faculty on your academic performance
                                              0%     20%         40%    60%       80%   100%                                                                              50%
                                                                                                                very often/often
             National         Daytona Beach             Prescott           Worldwide
                                                                                                   Discussed grades or assignments with an                                      62%
                                    Senior Students                                                       instructor very often/often                                     53%
                           Percent of Students Responding…


   Received prompt written or oral feedback                                 63%                      Talked about career plans with a faculty                            48%**
                                                                            64%
        from faculty on your academic                                                                  member or advisor very often/often                    23%
                                                                            64%
         performance very often/often
                                                                              71%**

                                                                   41%                             Worked with faculty members on activities                   29%**
    Talked about career plans with a faculty                         48%                            other than coursework very often/often               17%
      member or advisor very often/often                             47%
                                                            26%***
                                                                                                      Discussed ideas from your readings or                    28% **
                                                               31%                                   classes with faculty members outside of
     Have done or plan to do work on a                                                                                                                  15%
                                                               32%                                            class very often/often
   research project with a faculty member
                                                               32%
 outside of course or program requirements
                                                      13%***                                                                                   0%      20%         40%     60%        80%   100%

     Discussed ideas from your readings or                  27%                                                               2006 Seniors           2003 First Years
                                                             28%
    classes with faculty members outside of
                                                            26%
             class very often/often                        23%
                                                                                                                                    Prescott Campus
                                                                                                                            Percent of Students Responding…
                                                           21%
  Worked with faculty members on activities                   29% **
   other than coursework very often/often                    26%
                                                   5%***                                            Discussed grades or assignments with an                                      66%
                                                                                                           instructor very often/often                                   49%
                                              0%      20%        40%    60%       80%   100%
             National         Daytona Beach             Prescott           Worldwide                Received prompt written or oral feedback                                     64%
                                                                                                  from faculty on your academic performance
**Proportion of responses was significantly higher for ERAU students than for National re-                                                                               46%
                                                                                                                very often/often
spondents.
***Proportion of responses was significantly lower for ERAU students than for National respon-
dents.
                                                                                                     Talked about career plans with a faculty                            47%
Trend Data ERAU 2006 vs. 2003                                                                          member or advisor very often/often                       31%

Benchmark 3 items, Student-Faculty Interaction, for First
                                                                                                      Discussed ideas from your readings or
Year Students all showed increases for both residential                                              classes with faculty members outside of
                                                                                                                                                              26%
                                                                                                                                                       12%
campuses:                                                                                                     class very often/often

Daytona Beach
                                                                                                                                                              26%**
• Talked about career plans with a faculty member or                                               Worked with faculty members on activities
                                                                                                    other than coursework very often/often            10%
  advisor very often/often(32% 2006, 23% 2003)
• Discussed ideas from readings or classes with faculty                                                                                        0%      20%         40%     60%        80%   100%
  members outside class very often/often (22% 2006,                                                                          2006 Seniors            2003 First Years
  15% 2003)
                                                                                                 **Proportion of responses was significantly higher for 2006 Senior students than for 2003 First-
                                                                                                 year Students.
                                                                                                 ***Proportion of responses was significantly lower for 2006 Senior students than for 2003
                                                                                                 First-year Students.

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Benchmark 4: Enriching Educational Experience                                                         Prescott
                                                                                                      • Have done or plan to do culminating senior experience
                       ERAU vs. National Students                                                       (60% 2006, 39% 2003)
                                  First Year Students
                           Percent of Students Responding…                                            Differences for Senior Students include:
                                                                                                      Daytona Beach
                                                                                           80%
     Have done or plan to do a practicum,
      internship, field experience, co-op
                                                                                           79%        • Have done or plan to do community service or volunteer
      experience, or clinical assignment                               38%***
                                                                                             84%
                                                                                                        work (70% 2006, 53% 2003)
 Had serious conversations with students
                                                                                                      • Spend 5 or more hours a week participating in co-
 who are very different from you in terms                                       54%                     curricular activities (52% 2006, 36% 2003)
                                                                                   64%**
    of their religious beliefs, political
                                                                                   63%                Prescott
    opinions, or personal values very
                 often/often
                                                                      36% ***
                                                                                                      • Institution very much/quite a bit encourages contact
                                                                             54%
                                                                                                        among students from different economic, social, and
           Have done or plan to do foreign                             38%***                           racial or ethnic backgrounds (38% 2006, 28% 2003)
               language coursework                                       43%
                                                                      35%***

    Have done or plan to do culminating                                     47%
                                                                                                                     ERAU Class of 2006 - Now and Then
    senior experience (capstone course,                                     47%                                                      Daytona Beach Campus
   senior project or thesis, comprehensive                                        60%                                           Percent of Students Responding…
                  exam, etc.)                                    29%***


                                                                 27%                                      Used an electronic medium to discuss or                                    65%**
        Spend 5 or more hours a week                                      48% **                          complete an assignment very often/often                             48%
     participating in co-curricular activities                          41%**
                                                        7%***

                                                   0%     20%         40%       60%     80%    100%    Have done or plan to do culminating senior                                 57%**
                                                                                                                      experience                                     34%
             National         Daytona Beach                Prescott             Worldwide

                                                                                                              Have done or plan to do a practicum,                              56% ***
                                   Senior Students                                                             internship, field experience, co-op
                          Percent of Students Responding…                                                      experience, or clinical assignment                                                  86%



       Have done or plan to do a practicum,                                            76%                                                                                     52%
                                                                                56%***                 Spend 5 or more hours a week participating
        internship, field experience, co-op                                          ***                       in co-curricular activities                               38%
                                                                                  61%
        experience, or clinical assignment                            37%***

  Had serious conversations with students                                       56%                    Have done or plan to do independent study                21%**
 who are very different from you in terms of                                       66%**                        or self-designed major
 their religious beliefs, political opinions, or                                 58%                                                                      7%
       personal values very often/often                                 43%***
                                                                                                                                                    0%      20%      40%       60%         80%      100%
                                                                        50%
  Have done or plan to do foreign language                      27%***                                                                  2006 Seniors           2003 First Years
                coursework                                         35%***
                                                                 29%***
                                                                                                                                         Prescott Campus
                                                              27%                                                                Percent of Students Responding…
      Have done or plan to do independent                   21%
         study or self-designed major                       22%
                                                               30%
                                                                                                        Have done or plan to do culminating senior                                        69% **
                                                                                                                       experience                                        39%
                                                                24%
         Spend 5 or more hours a week                                      52%**
      participating in co-curricular activities                         43%**
                                                        8%***                                                 Have done or plan to do a practicum,                                  61% ***
                                                                                                               internship, field experience, co-op
                                                                                                               experience, or clinical assignment                                             81%
                                                  0%     20%      40%        60%        80%    100%

                                                                                                        Had serious conversations with students of                                  58%
               National         Daytona Beach             Prescott           Worldwide                  a different race or ethnicity than your own
                                                                                                                      very often/often                                      45%
**Proportion of responses was significantly higher for ERAU students than for National re-
spondents.
***Proportion of responses was significantly lower for ERAU students than for National respon-         Institution very much/quite a bit emphasizes
dents.                                                                                                  encouraging contact among students from                          38%
                                                                                                         different economic, social, and racial or                              55%
Trend Data ERAU 2006 vs. 2003                                                                                        ethnic backgrounds

Benchmark 4 items, Enriching Educational Experience,                                                     Have done or plan to do foreign language                       35%
for First Year Students almost all showed large                                                                        coursework                                  25%
differences for both campuses:
Daytona Beach                                                                                                                                        0%      20%      40%      60%         80%      100%

• Have done or plan to do foreign language coursework                                                                                   2006 Seniors            2003 First Years
  (38% 2006, 19% 2003)                                                                                **Proportion of responses was significantly higher for 2006 Senior students than for 2003 First-
• Have done or plan to do culminating senior experience                                               year Students.
                                                                                                      ***Proportion of responses was significantly lower for 2006 Senior students than for 2003
  (47% 2006, 34% 2003)                                                                                First-year Students.



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Benchmark 5: Supportive Campus Environment                                                       • Institution very much/quite a bit provides the support
                                                                                                   you need to thrive socially (40% 2006, 19% 2003)
                      ERAU vs. National Students
                                                                                                 Differences for Senior Students include:
                                 First Year Students
                          Percent of Students Responding…                                        Daytona Beach
                                                                                                 • Administrative personnel and offices are helpful,
                                                                               74%
    Institution very much/quite a bit
                                                                                77%                considerate, and flexible (37% 2006, 25% 2003)
  emphasizes providing the support you
 need to help you succeed academically
                                                                                 79%             Prescott
                                                                                   85%**
                                                                                                 • Institution very much/quite a bit provides the support
                                                                              72%                  you need to help you succeed academically (80% 2006,
  Faculty members are avaliable, helpful                                      71%
            and sympathetic                                                      80%               69% 2003)
                                                                                  84%**

                                                                       54%
 Administrative personnel and offices are                             52%
    helpful, considerate, and flexible                                    65%
                                                                                                                ERAU Class of 2006 - Now and Then
                                                                                   83%**                                         Daytona Beach Campus
                                                                                                                            Percent of Students Responding…
     Institution very much/quite a bit                          43%
   emphasizes providing the support you                         42%
                                                               40%
           need to thrive socially                         27% ***
                                                                                                   Other students are friendly, supportive and                                              84%
                                                                                                            gives sense of belonging                                                          92%
    Institution very much/quite a bit                        32%
 emphasizes helping you cope with your                        35%
                                                             32%
     non-academic responsibilities                           31%                                  Faculty members are avaliable, helpful and                                          75%
                                                                                                               sympathetic                                                              82%
                                             0%      20%      40%     60%      80%      100%
            National          Daytona Beach            Prescott         Worldwide
                                                                                                  Institution very much/quite a bit emphasizes                                 63%***
                                                                                                   providing the support you need to help you
                                                                                                               succeed academically                                                    78%
                                    Senior Students
                           Percent of Students Responding…
                                                                                                      Administrative personnel and offices are                      37%***
                                                                                                         helpful, considerate, and flexible                                   58%
                                                                                78%
  Faculty members are avaliable, helpful                                       75%
            and sympathetic                                                     78%
                                                                                   86%**          Institution very much/quite a bit emphasizes              23%
                                                                                                   helping you cope with your non-academic
                                                                                                                  responsibilities                          22%
    Institution very much/quite a bit                                       68%
                                                                          63%
  emphasizes providing the support you
                                                                                  80%**
 need to help you succeed academically                                                                                                          0%      20%       40%        60%      80%     100%
                                                                                 78%**
                                                                                                                                    2006 Seniors           2003 First Years
                                                                    52%
 Administrative personnel and offices are                     37%***
    helpful, considerate, and flexible                                58%                                                       Prescott Campus
                                                                                     84%**
                                                                                                                        Percent of Students Responding…

     Institution very much/quite a bit                      33%
                                                          28%
   emphasizes providing the support you
                                                          28%                                     Institution very much/quite a bit emphasizes                                         80%**
           need to thrive socially                       26%***                                    providing the support you need to help you
                                                                                                               succeed academically                                            61%
    Institution very much/quite a bit                  23%
 emphasizes helping you cope with your                 23%
  non-academic responsibilities (work,                 23%                                        Other students are friendly, supportive and                                          79%
               family, etc.)                            26%                                                gives sense of belonging                                                     82%

                                           0%      20%      40%       60%      80%      100%

                   National        Daytona Beach           Prescott         Worldwide                 Administrative personnel and offices are                                58%**
                                                                                                         helpful, considerate, and flexible                   25%
**Proportion of responses was significantly higher for ERAU students than for National respon-
dents.
***Proportion of responses was significantly lower for ERAU students than for National respon-
dents.
                                                                                                  Institution very much/quite a bit emphasizes                 28%
                                                                                                    providing the support you need to thrive
                                                                                                                     socially                             19%
Trend Data ERAU 2006 vs. 2003
Benchmark 5 items, Supportive Campus Environment, for                                             Institution very much/quite a bit emphasizes              23%
                                                                                                   helping you cope with your non-academic
First Year Students showed the largest differences of all                                               responsibilities (work, family, etc.)            17%
the benchmarks for both campuses:
                                                                                                                                               0%       20%     40%      60%          80%    100%
Daytona Beach
                                                                                                                                  2006 Seniors            2003 First Years
• Institution very much/quite a bit provides the support
  you need to thrive socially (42% 2006, 28% 2003)                                               **Proportion of responses was significantly higher for 2006 Senior students than for 2003 First-
Prescott                                                                                         year Students.
                                                                                                 ***Proportion of responses was significantly lower for 2006 Senior students than for 2003
• Administrative personnel and offices are helpful,                                              First-year Students.

  considerate, and flexible (65% 2006, 25% 2003)

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September 2007                                                                                                                                                    Volume 10, Number 1
 Educational and Personal Growth
 The NSSE survey includes fifteen items that address the amount to which a student’s experience at their institution has
 affected their educational and personal growth. These items are not included in any benchmark, but reveal the student’s
 perception of the relation between their academic experience and their personal development.

                                                               ERAU vs. National Students
                                         To what extent has your experience at this institution contributed to your
                                           knowledge, skills, and personal development in the following areas?
                             First Year Students                                                                                     Senior Students
                   Percent Responding Very Much/Quite a Bit                                                              Percent Responding Very Much/Quite a Bit


                                                                              71%                                                                                                  83%
                                                                            62%***                                       Acquiring a broad general                          63%
             Writing clearly and effectively                               59%***                                                education                               51%
                                                                                  80%**                                                                                             85%

                                                                                71%                                                                                               75%
         Using computing and information                                          81%**                                                                                   53%
                                                                                    88%**                            Writing clearly and effectively                        60%
                  technology
                                                                                  80%**                                                                                             87%

                                                                           58%                                                                                                  71%
              Acquiring job or work-related                                        79%**                              Acquiring job or work-related                               80%
                 knowledge and skills                                              78% **                                knowledge and skills                                        88%
                                                                                  75%**                                                                                            82%

                                                                         53%                                                                                                 62%
                 Solving complex real-world                                  67% **                                                                                      48%
                                                                             67% **                                        Understanding yourself                       43%
                         problems
                                                                          56%                                                                                              56%

                                                                  42%                                                                                                   51%
        Contributing to the welfare of your                    29%***                                               Understanding people of other                    40%
                   community                                     37%                                                racial and ethnic backgrounds                  31%
                                                               29%***                                                                                                40%

                                                 0%     20% 40% 60% 80% 100%                                                                           0%    20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
                   National        Daytona Beach            Prescott        Worldwide

**Proportion of responses was significantly higher for ERAU students than for National respondents.
***Proportion of responses was significantly lower for ERAU students than for National respondents.




                                                         ERAU Class of 2006 - Now and Then
                                         To what extent has your experience at this institution contributed to your
                                           knowledge, skills, and personal development in the following areas?
                            Daytona Beach Campus                                                                                    Prescott Campus
                   Percent Responding Very Much/Quite a Bit                                                              Percent Responding Very Much/Quite a Bit


        Acquiring job or work-related                                               80%                                                                                            85%
           knowledge and skills                                             62%                         Analyzing quantitative problems
                                                                                                                                                                                72%

 Contributing to the welfare of your                          29%                                                   Solving complex real-world                                 67%
            community                                   15%                                                                 problems                                             73%

           Solving complex real-world                                        67%                                    Acquiring a broad general                            51%
                   problems                                               56%                                              education                                       59%

      Developing a personal code of                               45%                                                                                                      60%
           values and ethics                                    35%                                         Writing clearly and effectively
                                                                                                                                                                            64%

   Using computing and information                                                   81%                                                                             43%
            technology                                                                 87%                            Understanding yourself
                                                                                                                                                                       50%

            Acquiring a broad general                                        63%                          Voting in local, state, or national             16%
                    education                                                   74%                                   elections                         8%

                                              0%      20% 40% 60% 80% 100%                                                                      0%          20%   40%    60%    80% 100%


   **Proportion of responses was significantly higher for 2006 Senior students than for 2003 First-year Students.
   ***Proportion of responses was significantly lower for 2006 Senior students than for 2003 First-year Students.



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Volume 10, Number 1                                                                                                                                                 September 2007
AITU Consortium Questions
The NSSE-AITU group designed 20 additional consortium questions to reflect Accrediting Board for Engineering and
Technology (ABET) learning outcomes requirements. The following graphs indicate responses from ERAU Engineering
students only. The other universities that make up the AITU consortium average 89.4% Engineering, Math and Science
majors.
The following graphs show the percent of students responding ‘Very Much’ or ‘Quite a Bit’ to the following questions: To
what extent has your college experience contributed to your learning in the following areas?

                                 ERAU vs. AITU                                                                                     ERAU vs. AITU
                 Daytona Beach Campus - First Year Students                                                           Prescott Campus – First Year Students
            Percent of Students Responding Quite a bit/Very much…                                           Percent of Students Responding Quite a bit/Very much……

    Using engineering methods to solve                                                               Defining scientific problems might face                                      78%
                                                                                  *** 88%**
  types of technical problems might face                                                                            in career
                                                                                 74%                                                                                       62%
                 in career


  Defining scientific problems might face                             ***  73%                           Being able to recognize conflicts of                              64%
                 in career                                              62%                               interest might face in profession                         49%

                                                                                                         Understanding the need for
    Understanding the code of ethics for                               60%                                                                                                  67%
                                                                                                   continuously updating professional skills
            chosen profession                                        53%                                                                                            52%
                                                                                                               after graduation

  Using scientific methods to solve types                            ***                               Understanding the code of ethics for                                 67%
                                                                                   78%
   of technical problems might face in                                                                         chosen profession
                                                                                 73%                                                                                 53%
                   career


   Using mathematics to solve types of                                ***           83%             Understanding how future professional                                      70%
 technical problems might face in career                                          78%                    work might impact society                                       57%


           Setting up and interpreting an                            53% ***                       Integrating manufacturability factors into                            58%
            experiment or investigation                                  65%                                   decision making                                     45%


                                            0%    20%      40%       60%         80%     100%                                                    0%   20%    40%     60%       80%      100%
                                   Daytona Beach           AITU                                                                       Prescott              AITU



               Daytona Beach Campus - Senior Students                                                                   Prescott Campus – Senior Students
        Percent of Students Responding Quite a bit/Very much…                                               Percent of Students Responding Quite a bit/Very much……


   Using engineering methods to solve types                                 **       88%                Understanding the code of ethics for                                70%
   of technical problems might face in career                                      81%                          chosen profession                                   53%


       Using mathematics to solve types of                     ***                  85%            Using engineering methods to solve types                                                97%
     technical problems might face in career                                      78%              of technical problems might face in career                                     81%


        Understanding the code of ethics for               *** 40%                                  Using scientific methods to solve types of                                        88%
                chosen profession                                    53%                             technical problems might face in career                                    77%


      Knowing how to identify and when to                25%***
    disclose factors that might endanger the                                                                                                                                            92%
                                                               41%                                 Working effectively as a member of a team
           public or the environment                                                                                                                                              81%


  Understanding the need for continuously                  *** 43%***                                                                                                           77%
                                                                                                    Defining scientific problems might face in
 updating professional skills after graduation                        59%                                              career                                              67%


   Being able to make decisions consistent                 31% ***
   with the health, safety, and welfare of the                                                          Using mathematics to solve types of                          ***             86%
                     public                                       49%                                 technical problems might face in career                                    78%

                                             0%    20%      40%      60%         80%     100%                                                0%       20%   40%     60%        80%     100%
                                   Daytona Beach           AITU                                                                      Prescott               AITU


 **Proportion of responses was significantly higher for ERAU students than for AITU respondents.
 ***Proportion of responses was significantly lower for ERAU students than for AITU respondents.


   The IR PREVIEW provides the ERAU community with timely information regarding current studies conducted by the
   Office of Institutional Research. The IR Preview is published whenever preliminary statistics of developing projects
   become available. Please refer to the forthcoming full report for final and/or additional statistics.

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