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Level of Academic Challenge 2009

The following responses were provided by 669 randomly selected Santa Clara University first-year (FY) and senior students on the 2009 NSSE Survey

Does coursework emphasize analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience or theory?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2009
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2009
Very Much
52%
36%
52%
44%
Does coursework emphasize making judgments about the value of information, arguments or methods?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2009 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2009
Very Much
33%
28%
38%
34%

Does coursework emphasize applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2009 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2009
Very Much
44%
36%
50%
45%

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