NSSE - Student-Faculty Interaction

Students learn firsthand how experts think about and solve practical problems by interacting with faculty members inside and outside the classroom. As a result, their teachers become role models, mentors, and guides for continuous, lifelong learning.

 

UW-L

UW-System

Carnegie Peers

 

Meana

Mean

Effect Sizeb

Mean

Effect Size

Freshmen

28.3

31.3***

-.18

34.1***

-.31

Seniors

43.1

41.7*

.07

41.4**

.10

a Scores are averages based on a 100 point scale on which higher scores indicate higher levels of endorsement.  * = p < .05, ** = p < .01, *** = p < .001
b Effect size indicates “practical significance” of the mean difference.  In practice, an effect size of .2 is considered small, .5 moderate, and .8 large.  Effect sizes below .2 generally do not suggest means are practically significant.

Student Faculty Interaction

Data based on 2008 NSSE. UW-L First-Year n = 882, Senior n = 983.

 

Student-Faculty Interaction Items

  • Discussed grades or assignments with an instructor
  • Talked about career plans with a faculty member or advisor
  • Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with faculty members outside of class
  • Worked with faculty members on activities other than coursework (committees, orientation, student-life activities, etc.)
  • Received prompt feedback from faculty on your academic performance (written or oral)
  • Worked with a faculty member on a research project outside of course or program requirements