Student Faculty Interaction Benchmark 2011

[NSSE 2011 Benchmark Graph Images]


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, life-long learning.

(Graph shows benchmark scores.)

NSSE Questions Used to Calculate the Benchmark Score:

  • 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 written or oral feedback from faculty on your academic performance
  • Worked on a research project with a faculty member outside of course or program requirements