NSSE 2008

The 2008 NSSE was administered via an online format to students at all campuses that make up Memorial University.

2008 Survey Instrument

The survey instrument for 2008 was administered online to all participating Canadian Institutions. A .pdf of the survey can be found here.

Results at a Glance

"What Students Are Saying About Their MUN Experience" - This report provides a snapshot of the level of student engagement at Memorial University.

Five Benchmarks

The Five benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice are scales each made up of several questions from the survey and are designed to gauge effective educational practice. They were designed by NSSE "to facilitate conversations about student engagement and its importance to student learning, collegiate quality, and institutional improvement." They are:

  1.  Level of Academic Challenge;
  2. Active and Collaborative Learning;
  3. Student-Faculty Interaction;
  4. Enriching Educational Experiences; and
  5. Supportive Campus Environment.

Individual respondent benchmark scores are the student's average responses to items within each grouping, after all items have been placed on a 100-point scale. Only respondents that answered three-fifths or more of the items within a group have a calculated benchmark score. These benchmarks are a means of assessing what students are doing (their experiences) at the university – they are not opinion or satisfaction markers. The benchmark score that is presented for MUN in the official NSSE report is a weighted mean of these student-level scores.

Explanations for each Benchmark can be found in the following report. This will also detail each of the questions used to make up the scale.


The 2008 Benchmarks Report - While the report says "St. John's Campus", this is the Benchmark report for results for all campuses.


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