2004 NSSE Summary: Level of Academic Challenge

2004 LAC 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 other activities related to your academic program) 3.74 3.82 4
Specific Item Examples:
1c: Prepared two or more drafts of paper before handing in 2.5 2.73 2.7 <.01/-.24 <.05/-.20
1d: Worked on paper/project that required integrating ideas or information from various sources 2.97 3.04 3.05
1f: Come to class without completing readings or assignments 2.13 1.98 2.01 <.05/.19 <.05/.16
3: To what extent have your examinations during the current year challenged you to do your best work 5.41 5.5 5.54
4b: Number of books read on your own (not assigned) for personal enjoyment or academic enrichment 1.84 2.02 2.03 <.05/-.20 <.01/-.22
5a: Number of problem sets that take you more than an hour to complete 2.64 2.56 2.59
5b: Number of problem sets that take you less than an hour to complete 2.93 2.73 2.68 <.05/.17 <.05/.21
1i: Put together ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments or during class discussions 2.3 2.44 2.47 <.05/-.17 <.05/-.21
2a: Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your courses and readings so you can repeat them in pretty much the same form 2.97 2.93 2.91
4a:Number of assigned textbooks, books, or book-length packs of course readings 3.26 3.36 3.42
4c: Number of written papers or reports of 20 pages or more 1.17 1.25 1.25
4d: Number of written papers or reports between 5 and 19 pages 2.49 2.34 2.4
4e: Number of written papers or reports of fewer than 5 pages 3.19 3.22 3.25
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 2.97 3.09 3.14 <.05/-.22
2c: Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information,arguments, or experiences into new more complex interpretations and relationships 2.82 2.84 2.88
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 2.69 2.82 2.84
2e: Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations 2.85 3 3.03 <.05/-.17 <.01/-.21
1r: Worked harder than you thought you could to meet an instructor's standards or expectations 2.46 2.59 2.6 <.05/-.16 <.05/-.16
10a: Spending significant amounts of time studying and on academic work 2.99 3.11 3.15 <.05/-.15 <.01/-.20

2004 LAC 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 other activities related to your academic program) 3.61 3.94 4.08 <.05/-.19 <.001/-.26
Specific Item Examples:
1c: Prepared two or more drafts of paper before handing in 2.53 2.55 2.51
1d: Worked on paper/project that required integrating ideas or information from various sources 3.32 3.35 3.35
1f: Come to class without completing readings or assignments 2.13 2.02 2.07
3: To what extent have your examinations during the current year challenged you to do your best work 5.16 5.5 5.48 <.001/-.30 <.001/-.28
4b: Number of books read on your own (not assigned) for personal enjoyment or academic enrichment 2.1 2.2 2.21
5a: Number of problem sets that take you more than an hour to complete 2.51 2.52 2.49
5b: Number of problem sets that take you less than an hour to complete 2.63 2.35 2.28 <.05/.24 <.001/.29
1i: Put together ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments or during class discussions 2.78 2.84 2.86
2a: Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your courses and readings so you can repeat them in pretty much the same form 2.77 2.79 2.74
4a:Number of assigned textbooks, books, or book-length packs of course readings 3.07 3.26 3.34 <.01/-.19 <.001/-.25
4c: Number of written papers or reports of 20 pages or more 1.7 1.64 1.66
4d: Number of written papers or reports between 5 and 19 pages 2.74 2.63 2.66
4e: Number of written papers or reports of fewer than 5 pages 3.54 3.09 3.11 <.001/.37 <.001/.37
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 3.12 3.28 3.3 <.01/-.22 <.01/-.25
2c: Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information,arguments, or experiences into new more complex interpretations and relationships 2.78 3.07 3.09 <.001/1.34 <.001/-.37
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 2.75 2.99 2.99 <.01/-.27 <.01/-.27
2e: Applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations 3.06 3.23 3.23 <.01/-.20 <.01/-.21
1r: Worked harder than you thought you could to meet an instructor's standards or expectations 2.57 2.74 2.72 <.01/-.21 <.01/-.18
10a: Spending significant amounts of time studying and on academic work 2.86 3.1 3.14 <.001/-.30 <.001/-.35
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