Trent University’s commitment to providing a personal, purposeful and transformative learning experience for students continues to result in student engagement metrics that surpass the provincial average, according to the 2014 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
Trent first-year students indicated higher engagement levels and rated their educational experience as the same or higher than the average for Ontario in seven of ten categories:
- Higher-Order Learning
- Reflective & Integrative Learning
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Student-Faculty Interaction
- Effective Teaching Practices
- Quality of Interactions
- Supportive Environment
Senior-year students have an even more positive response rate, above the Ontario average in eight of ten categories, including Learning Strategies.
In Reflective & Integrative Learning, both first-year and senior-year Trent students rated their experience higher than the average as compared to competitor institutions. Senior-year Trent students also responded more positively than their peers at competing institutions in Quality of Interactions and Supportive Environment.
“The latest NSSE results confirm what our students, faculty, staff and alumni have been telling us for years: that Trent’s collaborative approach to learning, and how we empower students to take an active role in their own education, is key to their success,” said Dr. Gary Boire, provost and vice president academic, Trent University.
“I am proud to share Trent’s outstanding results in student engagement, demonstrating the University’s well-known strength in providing the faculty interaction and diverse, integrated learning experiences that students look for,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice chancellor, Trent University.
The NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities across North America about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development.
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.