Monday, November 15, 2004

Nessie tells us students don't work hard 

Nessie is slang, of course for the NSSE, the National Survey of Student Engagement, which has issued its national report. This table tells some grim tales about our first-year students. Only 11% of full-time students spent more than 25 hours per week studying, yet 81% reporting earning "mostly A's" or "mostly B's". Less than 20% spend time outside class discussing ideas with faculty; less than that do work with faculty on something other than their courses. There are some things that appear positive, according to the article on Nessie in the Chronicle of Higher Ed this morning (subscribers only): No wonder liberals are worried about Fox!