A Closer Look at Faculty who Teach Honors Courses

A Closer Look at Faculty who Teach Honors Courses

Angie Miller- A recently presented paper at the American Educational Research Association used Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) data to compare various engagement-related practices between faculty who teach honors courses and those who do not. Other recent NSSE research suggests honors students are more likely to be engaged in some, but not all, aspects of the college experience, and these patterns can differ by […]

Motivations of Productive Faculty Researchers

Motivations of Productive Faculty Researchers

Allison BrckaLorenz & Robert Stupnisky— Understanding faculty motivations for conducting scholarly work could help institutions better support faculty as researchers. What motivates faculty to be productive researchers is largely unknown as institutional, demographic, and social-environmental factors explain limited variance. A popular motivation perspective called self-determination theory posits that satisfaction of three basic psychological needs will determine faculty motivation for research: competence (perceived research expertise or […]

Where Has the Time Gone? NSSE Celebrates 20 Years of Insights about College Quality

Where Has the Time Gone? NSSE Celebrates 20 Years of Insights about College Quality

Jillian Kinzie, Bob Gonyea, & Alex McCormick—In 2020 the National Survey of Student Engagement enters its third decade assessing the quality of undergraduate learning and success. In 20 years, the student engagement movement has surely changed our notions of quality in higher education. Most institutions now value a culture of evidence, promote deep approaches to learning, develop high-impact practices, and track engagement indicators. Our session […]