Student Engagement
WCU’s NSSE Highlights

Item: Asked questions in class or contributed to class discussion

Response options: Often or Very Often

  • WCU FY - 75%
  • Peer FY - 57%
  • Nat'l FY - 57%
  • WCU SR – 80%
  • Peer SR – 72%
  • Nat'l SR – 69%

Item: Made a class presentation

Response options: Often or Very Often

  • WCU FY - 56%
  • Peer FY - 34%
  • Nat'l FY - 30%
  • WCU SR – 71%
  • Peer SR – 65%
  • Nat'l SR – 59%

Item: Prepared two or more drafts of a paper or assignment before turning it in

Response options: Often or Very Often

  • WCU FY – 78%
  • Peer FY - 59%
  • Nat'l FY - 55%

Item: Worked on a paper or project that required integrating ideas or information from various sources

Response options: Often or Very Often

  • WCU FY – 90%
  • Peer FY – 76%
  • Nat'l FY - 75%

Item: Worked with classmates outside of class to prepare class assignments

Response options: Often or Very Often

  • WCU FY – 45%
  • Peer FY – 38%
  • Nat'l FY - 41%
  • WCU SR – 61%
  • Peer SR – 58%
  • Nat'l SR – 58%

Item: Participated in a community-based project (e.g. service learning) as part of a regular course

Response options: Often or Very Often

  • WCU FY – 20%
  • Peer FY – 13%
  • Nat'l FY - 12%
  • WCU SR – 24%
  • Peer SR – 20%
  • Nat'l SR – 17%

Item: Talked about career plans with a faculty member or advisor

Response options: Often or Very Often

  • WCU FY – 44%
  • Peer FY – 32%
  • Nat'l FY - 29%
  • WCU SR – 50%
  • Peer SR – 45%
  • Nat'l SR – 40%

Item: Received prompt written or oral feedback from faculty on your academic performance

Response options: Often or Very Often

  • WCU FY – 66%
  • Peer FY – 54%
  • Nat'l FY - 53%
  • WCU SR – 71%
  • Peer SR – 66%
  • Nat'l SR – 62%

Item: Worked with faculty members on activities other than coursework (committees, orientation, student life activities, etc.)

Response options: Often or Very Often

  • WCU FY – 21%
  • Peer FY – 14%
  • Nat'l FY - 14%
  • WCU SR – 29%
  • Peer SR – 23%
  • Nat'l SR – 21%

Item: Attended an art exhibit, play, dance, music, theater, or other performance

Response options: Often or Very Often

  • WCU FY – 46%
  • Peer FY – 31%
  • Nat'l FY - 30%

Item: Worked on a research project with a faculty member outside of course or program requirements

Response option: Plan to do

  • WCU FY – 26%
  • Peer FY – 27%
  • Nat'l FY - 30%

Item: Worked on a research project with a faculty member outside of course or program requirements

Response option: Done

  • WCU FY – 11%
  • Peer FY – 5%
  • Nat'l FY - 5%

Item: Quality of relationships with faculty members

Response options: 5, 6 or 7 on a scale of 1-7 with 1 being unavailable, unhelpful, unsympathetic and 7 being available, helpful, sympathetic

  • WCU FY – 79%
  • Peer FY – 70%
  • Nat'l FY - 73%
  • WCU SR – 82%
  • Peer SR – 80%
  • Nat'l SR – 78%

Item: Working for pay off campus

Response options: 0 hours

  • WCU FY – 79%
  • Peer FY – 58%
  • Nat'l FY - 65%

 

 

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