Measuring Up

Selected Results, 2006 National Survey
of Student Engagement


Vol. 10 No. 2
October/November 2007

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Measuring Up
Quantifying the quality of an Emory education

Selected Results from the National Survey of Student Engagement

“Our goals are so complex that learning outcomes assessment will measure only a small part of what takes place while our students are with us.”

“I think it’s important for students to know a lot of facts [and] figures. . . . If you haven’t acquired that basic, empirical knowledge, the structure of reflection you build upon collapses.”


The New Curriculum
Medical student education in the twenty-first century


The Transforming Community Project

Practicing Diversity in the Academy
Uncovering and engaging Emory’s racial past and present

Uncovering the Past, Looking to the Future
Experiencing a community dialogue at Emory


Endnotes

   
First-years
Seniors
   
Emory %
Carnegie
Peers* %
NSSE %
Emory %
Carnegie
Peers* %
NSSE %
Discussed ideas
with faculty
outside class
Never
Sometimes
Often
Very Often
35
47
12
6
46
38
11
5
43
39
13
5
18
51
20
11
33
45
15
7
28
45
17
9
No. of books read
on your own for personal enjoyment/enrichment
None
1-4
5-10
11-20
20+
16
62
17
2
3
25
56
12
4
3
25
55
13
4
3
15
57
17
8
4
19
54
16
5
5
20
54
16
5
5
Coursework emphasizes memorizing facts, ideas, methods Very little
Some
Quite a bit
Very much
5
27
38
30
5
26
42
28
6
27
41
26
10
33
37
20
9
30
37
24
9
31
37
23
Coursework emphasizes analyzing basic
elements of an idea, experience, or theory
Very little
Some
Quite a bit
Very much
1
14
44
40
2
18
46
34
2
21
45
31
1
8
47
45
2
15
44
39
2
15
43
40
Time spent studying
& on academic work
Very little
Some
Quite a bit
Very much
2
12
42
44
2
18
46
34
2
19
47
31
3
12
49
36
3
20
45
32
2
19
46
32
Attends campus events & activities (speakers,
cultural events, athletic events)
Very little
Some
Quite a bit
Very much
6
27
40
27
7
26
41
25
11
28
37
24
7
35
40
18
11
33
38
18
15
33
35
18
Votes in local, state,
or national elections
Very little
Some
Quite a bit
Very much
56
26
12
6
42
30
18
9
43
30
17
9
43
28
20
9
33
33
20
13
36
32
19
13

* Nineteen public and private universities that share Emory’s 2005 basic Carnegie classification

Emory responses:
First-years 300; Seniors 140

Carnegie Peer responses:
First-years 9,500; Seniors 10,000

NSSE total responses:
First-years 118,000; Seniors 120,000