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Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Bloomsburg University offers students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. BU measures the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful. The National Survey of Student Engagement (web survey) included all freshmen and seniors enrolled in Spring 2012 with a response rate of 20 percent. With regard to active learning reported by First Year students, 54% frequently discuss readings or ideas from coursework outside of class; 47% frequently work with other students on projects in class, 42% work with peers on assignments outside of class, 25% make frequent presentations in class; and 10% frequently participate in service-learning or community-based projects during a given year. With regard to active learning reported by seniors, 61% have participated in some form of practicum, internship, field experience, co-op, or clinical assignment and 28% frequently assist their fellow students by tutoring or teaching.
When surveyed about enriching educational experiences at Bloomsburg University during the First Year, 14% of students participate in a learning community, 46% say they frequently have serious conversations with students who are different from themselves in terms of their religious, political, or personal beliefs, 44% frequently have serious conversations with those of a different race, 22% frequently engage in spiritually enhancing activities such as worship, meditation, or prayer. By their senior year, 14% of students have taken an independent study class, 8% have studied abroad, and 65% have participated in community service or volunteer work.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.