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Active and Collaborative Learning

The following responses were provided by 787 randomly selected Santa Clara University first-year (FY) and senior students on the 2008 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
35%
24%
48%
38%
How often do students work on a paper or of project that required integrating ideas or information from other sources?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Often
37%
32%
58%
46%

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
46%
30%
38%
34%
Very Often
19%
12%
43%
24%
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
22%
15%
31%
27%
How much solving of complex real-world problems did student report experiencing?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Much
26%
22%
36%
26%
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
28%
18%
34%
20%
How much did students feel they worked effectively with others?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Much
43%
33%
58%
42%

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