Engagement

Experiences with Faculty

Given the small class sizes and low student-to-faculty ratio, Oglethorpe sees student/faculty interaction as integral to a liberal arts college education. Using national NSSE data, Oglethorpe assesses the self-reported experiences of seniors with regard to interaction with faculty. Compared to other private institutions in the southeast, Oglethorpe seniors report significantly higher interaction with faculty. This includes things such as: talked about career plans with a faculty member, worked with a faculty member on activities other than coursework, had discussions with a faculty member outside of class, and discussed academic performance with a faculty member. The statistical reporting options are given below.

Key for statistical reporting
 

  • Minimum: No significant difference between Oglethorpe experiences and those of students attending other private colleges in the southeast (i.e., Oglethorpe students do not report significantly less interaction).
  • Target: Statistically significant difference whereby Oglethorpe seniors engage with faculty more than students attending other private colleges in the southeast.
  • Actual: Statistically significant difference whereby Oglethorpe seniors engage with faculty more than students attending other private colleges in the southeast.

For the latest available data in 2018, Oglethorpe met the minimum and the target.

Engagement indicators: Experiences with Faculty

Engagement indicators are summary measures based on sets of NSSE questions examining dimensions of student engagement. The ten indicators are organized within four broad themes: Academic Challenge, Learning with Peers, Experiences with Faculty, and Campus Environment. The images below compare average scores for your students with those in your comparison groups.

Image shows table comparing engagement of students with Oglethorpe faculty with peer institutions.


Learning with Peers

Given the small class sizes and Oglethorpe’s commitment to diversity on campus, Oglethorpe expects that students will engage in discussions with diverse others. Using national NSSE data, Oglethorpe assesses the self-reported experiences of seniors with regard to how often they engaged in discussions with diverse others, including: people from a race/ethnicity, economic background, religious belief, and political belief other than their own.

  • Minimum: No significant difference between Oglethorpe experiences and those of students attending other private colleges in the southeast (i.e., Oglethorpe students do not report significantly less interaction).
  • Target: Statistically significant difference whereby Oglethorpe seniors engage in discussions with diverse others more than students attending other private colleges in the southeast.
  • Actual: Statistically significant difference whereby Oglethorpe seniors engage in discussions with diverse others more than students attending other private colleges in the southeast.

For the latest available data in 2018, Oglethorpe met the minimum and the target.

Engagement indicators: Learning with Peers

Engagement indicators are summary measures based on sets of NSSE questions examining dimensions of student engagement. The ten indicators are organized within four broad themes: Academic Challenge, Learning with Peers, Experiences with Faculty, and Campus Environment. The images below compare average scores for your students with those in your comparison groups.

Image shows table comparing engagement of students with peers with peer institutions.