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Active and Collaborative Learning 2009

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

How often do students ask questions in class or contribute to class discussions?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Often
37%
26%
45%
41%
How often do students work on a paper or project that required integrating ideas or information from other sources?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Often
39%
34%
54%
49%

How often do students work with classmates outside of class to prepare class assignments?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Often
43%
31%
38%
34%
Very Often
23%
14%
48%
25%
How often do students say you put together ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments or during class discussion?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Often
21%
15%
30%
28%
How much solving of complex real-world problems did students report experiencing?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Much
24%
23%
33%
27%
How much did students feel they contributed to the welfare of their community?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Much
27%
19%
36%
20%

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