Santa Clara University

National Survey of Student Engagement at Santa Clara University

Level of Academic Challenge 2012 Individual Questions

Challenging intellectual and creative work is central to student learning and collegiate quality. College and universities promote high levels of student achievement by emphasizing the importance of academic effort and setting high expectations for student performance.


How much does coursework emphasize analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience or theory?

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Much
53%
40%
62%
47%

How much does coursework emphasize making judgments about the value of information, arguments or methods?

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Much
32%
30%
48%
37%

How much does coursework emphasize synthesizing and organizing ideas, information, or experiences?

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Much
42%
31%
52%
39%