2002 NSSE Summary: Level of Academic Challenge

2002 Items That Match 2004 Institutional Benchmark Report: Freshmen

Profile Category: Averages and Significance
Level of Academic Challenge UNK Masters All Masters All
9a:Preparing for class (studying, reading , writing, doing homework or lab work, analyzing data, rehearsing, and activities related to you academic program) 3.58 3.91 4.16 <.01/-.20 <.001/-.33
Specific Item Examples:
1c: Prepared two or more drafts of paper before handing in 2.57 2.75 2.68 <.05/-.18
1d: Worked on paper/project that required integrating ideas or information from various sources 2.91 3.06 3.04 <.05/-.19 <.05/-.17
1f: Come to class without completing readings or assignments 2.06 2.01 2.07
3: To what extent have your examinations during the current year challenged you to do your best work 5.37 5.55 5.59 <.05/-.17 <.01/-.20
4b: Number of books read on your own (not assigned) for personal enjoyment or academic enrichment 1.73 2.02 2.03 <.001/-.33 <.001/-.34
5a: Number of problem sets that take you more than an hour to complete NA NA NA
5b: Number of problem sets that take you less than an hour to complete NA NA NA
1i: Put together ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments or during class discussions 2.32 2.44 2.47 <.05/-.15 <.051-.19
2a: Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your courses and readings so you can repeat them in pretty much the same form 2.97 2.96 2.94
4a:Number of assigned textbooks, books, or book-length packs of course readings 3.09 3.37 3.48 <.001/-.29 <.001/-.41
4c: Number of written papers or reports of 20 pages or more 1.13 1.24 1.22 <.001/-.18 <.01/-.15
4d: Number of written papers or reports between 5 and 19 pages 2.28 2.42 2.47 <.05/-.16 <.01/-.21
4e: Number of written papers or reports of fewer than 5 pages 3.5 3.28 3.32 <.01/.20 <.05/.17
2b: Analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience, or theory, such as examining a particular case or situation in depth and considering its components 2.91 3.11 3.14 <.001/-.26 <.001/-.31
2c: Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information,arguments, or experiences into new more complex interpretations and relationships 2.66 2.83 2.85 <.01/-.20 <.001/-.23
2d: Making judgements about the value of information, arguments, or methods, such as examining how others gathered and interpreted data and assessing the soundness of their conclusions 2.7 2.81 2.8
2e: Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations 2.77 2.94 2.99 <.01/-.20 <.001/-.26
1r: Worked harder than you thought you could to meet an instructor's standards or expectations 2.48 2.61 2.6 <.05/-.15 <.05/-.13
10a: Spending significant amounts of time studying and on academic work 2.87 3.1 3.13 <.001/-.29 <.001/-.33

2002 Items That Match 2004 Institutional Benchmark Report: Seniors

Profile Category: Averages and Significance
Level of Academic Challenge UNK Masters All Masters All
9a:Preparing for class (studying, reading , writing, doing homework or lab work, analyzing data, rehearsing, and activities related to you academic program) 3.96 4 4.16
Specific Item Examples:
1c: Prepared two or more drafts of paper before handing in 2.61 2.58 2.5
1d: Worked on paper/project that required integrating ideas or information from various sources 3.28 3.34 3.33
1f: Come to class without completing readings or assignments 2.22 2.05 2.11 <.01/.24
3: To what extent have your examinations during the current year challenged you to do your best work 5.28 5.56 5.52 <.01/-.24 <.01/-.20
4b: Number of books read on your own (not assigned) for personal enjoyment or academic enrichment 2.07 2.19 2.21
5a: Number of problem sets that take you more than an hour to complete NA NA NA
5b: Number of problem sets that take you less than an hour to complete NA NA NA
1i: Put together ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments or during class discussions 2.78 2.8 2.82
2a: Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your courses and readings so you can repeat them in pretty much the same form 2.8 2.79 2.74
4a:Number of assigned textbooks, books, or book-length packs of course readings 3.04 3.24 3.32 <.01/-.19 <.001/-.27
4c: Number of written papers or reports of 20 pages or more 1.52 1.64 1.65 <.05/-.15 <.01/-.18
4d: Number of written papers or reports between 5 and 19 pages 2.76 2.65 2.68
4e: Number of written papers or reports of fewer than 5 pages 3.34 3.08 3.12 <.01/.22 <.05/.19
2b: Analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience, or theory, such as examining a particular case or situation in depth and considering its components 3.05 3.26 3,27 .001/-.28 <.001/-.30
2c: Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information,arguments, or experiences into new more complex interpretations and relationships 2.88 3.04 3.05 <.05/-.19 <.01/-.21
2d: Making judgements about the value of information, arguments, or methods, such as examining how others gathered and interpreted data and assessing the soundness of their conclusions 2.82 2.94 2.93
2e: Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations 3.15 3.17 3.17
1r: Worked harder than you thought you could to meet an instructor's standards or expectations 2.61 2.71 2.68
10a: Spending significant amounts of time studying and on academic work 2.91 3.09 3.11 <.01/-.22 <.01/-.25
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