Digging beneath NSS data: what shapes student engagement? Paul Richter (and Sarah Walsh ) [email protected] 1 December 2011. NSS 2010 at NU. 100 % to 48 % (Q22) . Student ‘engagement’ – part of the explanation?
They sort of make your degree seem more worthwhile…Obviously I'm learning [in lectures] but what am I actually paying for?
It's great to see the lecturers having fun as well and they really get into it and you can tell it's what they love to do. And I think it's when you've got enthusiastic lecturers, you start getting really enthusiastic about it too.
engaging with staff research
socialising with staff
3. engaging beyond the university
4. engaging with peers
They look like us, they think like us and they're not that much older than us and they appreciate what you need to know…
5. engaging with student feedback mechanisms
it doesn't really directly affect us…only subsequent years so…you just think, 'Well why should we even bother complaining cos it’s not gonna change our experience…?'
even if they can't do it immediately…you know that it might occur a couple of years down the line and help the year below
findings question ‘myths’ about satisfaction factors
(high contact hours; small cohort size; strong identity)