Faculty Survey of Student Engagement FSSE 2004 and NSSE 2004 Frequencies
Faculty Responses   Student Responses
NOTE:  Faculty were asked to respond to the survey based on one particular undergraduate course section they were teaching or had taught during 03-04.
Academic and Intellectual Experiences Academic and Intellectual Experiences
What % of students do the following: *Class 50% orHigher Never
In your experience at your institution during the current year, about how often have you done each of the following?
**Class Very Often or Often Never
Frequently ask questions in class or contribute to class discussions LD 50% 0%   Asked questions in class or contributed to class discussions FY 84% 1%
UD 78% 0%   SR 91% 0%
Frequently come to class without completing readings or assignments LD 5% 5%   Come to class without completing assignments FY 18% 16%
UD 0% 9%   SR 19% 12%
Frequently work harder than they usually do to meet your  standards LD 14% 5%   Worked harder than you thought you could to meet an instructor's standards or expectations FY 47% 12%
UD 30% 0%   SR 54% 10%
Occasionally use e-mail to communicate with you LD 41% 0%   Used e-mail to communicate with an instructor FY 82% 1%
UD 30% 4%   SR 91% 0%
Occasionally discuss grades or assignments with you LD 24% 0%  
Discussed grades or assignments with an instructor
FY 59% 5%
UD 30% 4%   SR 72% 1%
At least once, talk about career plans with you LD 9% 0%   Talked about career plans with an instructor FY 29% 25%
UD 22% 9%   SR 57% 3%
At least once, discuss ideas from readings or classes with you outside of class LD 32% 0%   Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with faculty members outside of class FY 25% 21%
UD 22% 4%   SR 52% 3%
Very Often
In your experience at your institution during the current year, about how often have you done each of the following?
Very Often
How often do students… Class or Often Never Class or Often Never
Have class discussions or writing assignments that include diverse perspectives (different races, religions, genders, political beliefs, etc.) LD 55% 23% Included diverse perspectives (different races, religions, genders, political beliefs, etc.) in class discussions or writing assignments FY 79% 2%
UD 74% 0% SR 83% 1%
Work with other students on projects during class LD 68% 14% Worked with other students on projects during class FY 28% 17%
UD 74% 4% SR 39% 18%
Participate in a community-based project as part of your course LD 5% 67% Participated in a community-based project (e.g. service learning) as part a regular course FY 14% 45%
UD 4% 65% SR 17% 39%
Use an electronic medium (listserv, chat group, Internet, etc.) to discuss or complete an assignment LD 33% 24% Used an electronic medium (listserv, chat group, Internet, etc.) to discuss or complete an assignment FY 42% 21%
UD 39% 35% SR 57% 16%
Receive prompt feedback  (written or oral) from you on their academic performance LD 82% 5% Received prompt feedback (written or oral) from faculty on your academic performance FY 66% 5%
UD 78% 0% SR 79% 1%
Have serious conversations in your course with students of a different race or ethnicity than their own LD 36% 14% Had serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity than your own FY 71% 4%
UD 57% 9% SR 72% 4%
Have serious conversations in your course with students who are very different from them in terms of their religious beliefs, political opinions, or personal values LD 32% 18% Had serious conversations with students who are very different from you in terms of their religious beliefs, political opinions, or personal values FY 69% 4%
UD 68% 0% SR 64% 1%
Very Important or Important Not
In your experience at your institution during the current year, about how often have you done each of the following?
Very Often
How important to you is it that your student… Class Important Class or Often Never
Prepare two or more drafts of a paper or assignment before turning it in  LD 59% 14% Prepared two or more drafts of a paper or assignment before turning it in  FY 44% 15%
UD 70% 17% SR 37% 14%
Work on a paper or project that requires integrating ideas or information from various sources LD 73% 14% Worked on a paper or project that required integrating ideas or information from various sources  FY 78% 1%
UD 87% 0% SR 96% 0%
Work with classmates outside of class to prepare class assignments LD 55% 0% Worked with classmates outside of class to prepare class assignments  FY 53% 3%
UD 68% 5% SR 69% 3%
Put together ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments or during class discussions LD 45% 14% Put together ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments or during class discussions FY 55% 5%
UD 65% 0% SR 83% 1%
Discuss ideas or readings from class with others outside of class (other students, faculty members,
coworkers, etc.)
LD 32% 9% Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with others outside of class (students, family members, coworkers, etc.) FY 79% 1%
UD 82% 0% SR 90% 0%
Tutor or teach other students (paid or voluntary) LD 23% 45% Tutored or taught other students (paid or voluntary)  FY 18% 36%
UD 43% 30% SR 49% 18%
Evaluations of student performance Evaluations of student performance
Class Very Much Very Little Evaluations of student performance Class Very Much Very Little
Select the box that represents the extent to which your evaluations of student performance (e.g., examinations, portfolio) challenge students to do their best work       Mark the box that best represents the extent to which your examinations during the current school year challenged you to do your best work.      
LD 18% 0% FY 7% 1%
UD 36% 0% SR 19% 1%
Mental activities Mental activities
How much emphasis do you place on engaging students in each of these cognitive activities Very Much or Quite a Bit
During the current year, how much has your coursework emphasized the following mental activities?
Very Much or Quite a Bit
Class Very Little Class Very Little
Coursework emphasizes: Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your course and readings  LD 27% 32% Coursework emphasizes: Memorizing facts, ideas or methods from your course and readings FY 36% 18%
UD 14% 50% SR 37% 26%
Coursework emphasizes: Analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience or theory, LD 91% 0% Coursework emphasizes: Analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience or theory FY 89% 1%
UD 96% 0% SR 96% 0%
Coursework emphasizes: Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information, or experiences LD 86% 0% Coursework emphasizes: Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information, or experiences FY 76% 3%
UD 96% 0% SR 94% 0%
Coursework emphasizes: Making judgments about the value of information, arguments or methods LD 59% 14% Coursework emphasizes: Making judgments about the value of information, arguments, or methods FY 69% 5%
UD 78% 0% SR 81% 3%
Coursework emphasizes: Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations LD 73% 9% Coursework emphasizes: Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations FY 71% 2%
UD 78% 0% SR 79% 3%
Educational and personal growth Educational and personal growth
To what extent do you structure your selected course section so that students learn and develop in the following areas
To what extent has your experience at Earlham contributed to your knowledge, skills, and personal development in the following areas?
Class Very Much or Quite a Bit Very Little Class Very Much or Quite a Bit Very Little
Writing clearly and effectively LD 73% 9% Writing clearly and effectively FY 81% 3%
UD 91% 0% SR 89% 1%
Speaking clearly and effectively LD 55% 14% Speaking clearly and effectively FY 56% 13%
UD 59% 14% SR 82% 2%
Thinking critically and analytically LD 86% 5% Thinking critically and analytically FY 89% 2%
UD 100% 0% SR 98% 1%
Analyzing quantitative problems LD 41% 55% Analyzing quantitative problems FY 43% 19%
UD 36% 50% SR 50% 7%
Using computing and information technology  LD 23% 32% Using computing and information technology  FY 50% 15%
UD 22% 48% SR 65% 6%
Working effectively with others LD 77% 9% Working effectively with others FY 71% 4%
UD 73% 5% SR 89% 2%
Learning effectively on their own LD 95% 0% Learning effectively on their own FY 73% 4%
UD 95% 0% SR 91% 1%
Understanding themselves LD 55% 23% Understanding yourself FY 68% 3%
UD 68% 9% SR 91% 2%
Understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds LD 55% 32% Understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds FY 71% 5%
UD 50% 23% SR 78% 2%
Solving complex real-world problems LD 55% 9% Solving complex real-world problems FY 48% 10%
UD 55% 23% SR 71% 3%
Developing a personal code of values and ethics LD 50% 14% Developing a personal code of values and ethics FY 69% 9%
UD 59% 14% SR 85% 4%
Developing a deepened sense of spirituality LD 18% 45% Developing a deepened sense of spirituality FY 34% 28%
UD 13% 48% SR 38% 20%
Acquiring a broad general education LD 82% 0% Acquiring a broad general education FY 89% 2%
UD 83% 0% SR 96% 0%
Acquiring job or work-related knowledge and skills LD 45% 18% Acquiring job or work-related knowledge and skills FY 41% 11%
UD 30% 30% SR 66% 10%
Enriching Educational Experiences Enriching Educational Experiences
How important is it to you that your undergraduates do the following… Very Important Not
Which of the following have you done or do you plan to do before you graduate from your institution?
Done or Do Not
Class or Important Important Class Plan To Do Plan To Do
Practicum, internship, field experience, co-op experience LD 82% 5%
Practicum, internship, field experience, co-op experience, or clinical assignment
FY 84% 4%
UD 74% 4% SR 83% 15%
Community service or volunteer work LD 68% 9%
Community service or volunteer work
FY 82% 4%
UD 70% 0% SR 78% 17%
Participation in a learning community or some other formal program where groups of students take two or more classes together LD 50% 9%
Participation in a learning community or some other formal program where groups of students take two or more classes together
FY 28% 28%
UD 45% 27% SR 34% 61%
Work on a research project with you outside of course program requirements LD 64% 9%
Work on a research project with a faculty member outside of course program requirements
FY 45% 12%
UD 70% 4% SR 43% 48%
Study a foreign language LD 95% 0%
Foreign language coursework
FY 88% 3%
UD 96% 4% SR 89% 10%
Study abroad LD 91% 5%
Study abroad
FY 91% 2%
UD 96% 0% SR 74% 24%
Culminating senior experience LD 91% 0%
Culminating senior experience (comprehensive exam, capstone course, thesis, project, etc.)
FY 81% 0%
UD 95% 0% SR 100% 0%
Quality of Student Relationships Quality of Student Relationships
Mark the box that you believe best represents the quality of student relationships with people at your institution.
Friendly, Supportive, Sense of Belonging Unfriendly, Unsupportive, Sense of Alienation
Mark the box that best represents the quality of your relationships with people at your institution.
Friendly, Supportive, Sense of Belonging Unfriendly, Unsupportive, Sense of Alienation
Class Class
With other students LD 45% 0% With other students FY 34% 1%
UD 43% 0% SR 47% 0%
Available, Helpful, Sympathetic Unavailable, Unhelpful, Unsympathetic Available, Helpful, Sympathetic Unavailable, Unhelpful, Unsympathetic
Class Class
With faculty members LD 45% 0% With faculty members FY 35% 0%
UD 52% 0% SR 48% 0%
Helpful, Considerate, Flexible Unhelpful, Inconsiderate, Rigid Helpful, Considerate, Flexible Unhelpful, Inconsiderate, Rigid
Class Class
With administrative personnel and offices LD 14% 0% With administrative personnel and offices FY 16% 1%
UD 13% 0% SR 17% 1%
Institutional Environment Institutional Environment
To what extent does your institution emphasize each of the following?
Very Much or
To what extent does your institution emphasize each of the following?
Very Much or
Class Quite a Bit Very Little Class Quite a Bit Very Little
Requiring students to spend significant amounts of time studying and on academic work LD 95% 0% Spending significant amounts of time studying and on academic work FY 87% 2%
UD 100% 0% SR 88% 1%
Providing students the support they need to help them succeed academically LD 82% 0% Providing the support you need to help you succeed academically FY 90% 1%
UD 96% 0% SR 88% 0%
Encouraging contact among students from different
economic, social and racial or ethnic backgrounds
LD 77% 0% Encouraging contact among students from different
economic, social and racial or ethnic backgrounds
FY 81% 2%
UD 100% 0% SR 73% 3%
Helping students cope with their non-academic responsibilities (work, family, etc.) LD 64% 5% Helping you cope with your non-academic responsibilities (work, family, etc.) FY 36% 16%
UD 74% 4% SR 39% 19%
Providing students the support they need to thrive socially LD 77% 0% Providing the support you need to thrive socially FY 44% 11%
UD 74% 0% SR 42% 13%
Encouraging students to attend campus events and activities (special speakers, cultural events, symposia, etc.) LD 77% 0% Attending campus events and activities (special speakers, cultural events, athletic events, etc.) FY 89% 2%
UD 83% 0% SR 86% 1%
Encouraging students to use computers in their academic work LD 90% 0% Using computers in academic work FY 80% 1%
UD 91% 0% SR 92% 0%

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Created by Mary Ann Weaver
weavema@earlham.edu
November, 2004