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Learning And Outcomes

Active and Collaborative Learning

How often are topics from class discussed outside of the classroom?

48% of FY students frequently discuss readings or ideas from coursework outside of class (Nationally: 58%).


Do students work together on projects – inside and outside of class?

38% of FY students frequently work with other students on projects in class (Nationally: 45%), 27% work with peers on assignments outside of class (Nationally: 43%).

How often do students make class presentations?

29% of FY students report that they make frequent presentations in class (Nationally: 39%).

How many students participate in community-based projects in regular courses?

8% of FY students frequently participate in service-learning or community-based projects during a given year (Nationally: 15%). 63% never took part in such activities (Nationally: 60%).

How many students apply their classroom learning to real life through internships or off-campus field experiences?

By their senior year, 77% of students have participated in some form of practicum, internship, field experience, co-op, or clinical assignment (Nationally: 49%).

Do students have opportunities to tutor or teach other students?

27% of seniors frequently assist their fellow students by tutoring or teaching (Nationally: 32%).


FY = First-Year Student

SR = Senior Student

1. “Substantial” emphasis is defined by combining the responses to values of “Very much” and “Quite a bit.”

2. “Frequently” is defined by combining the responses to values of “Very often” and “Often.”

3. “Strongly challenge” is defined by combining response values of “6” and “7” on a one-to-seven point scale where 1 is “Very little” and 7 is “Very much.”

4. “Occasionally” is defined by combining the responses to values of “Very often,” “Often,” and “Sometimes.”

The responses above were provided by 447 randomly selected Monmouth students on the 2012 NSSE survey.

Results for all students who responded to the 2012 NSSE respondents are presented in parentheses for comparison purposes.

Data source: National Survey of Student Engagement 2012