Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)
During March 2010, 599 MVC students responded to the in-class administration of the CCSSE survey. CCSSE provides information about effective educational practice in community colleges and assists institutions in using that information to promote improvements in student learning and persistence. Student engagement, or the amount of time and energy that students invest in meaningful educational practices, is the underlying foundation for CCSSE’s work. The CCSSE survey instrument
is designed to capture student engagement as a measure of institutional quality. CCSSE Web Site
MVC Results for the Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice
- The five benchmarks of effective educational practice encompass 38 engagement items from the CCSSE survey that reflect many of the most important aspects of the student experience. This report includes a one page summary chart comparing MVC 2010, 2008, and 2005 benchmark results to the results HSI-HACU colleges, and the CCSSE national cohort. The rest of the report portrays frequency distribution of MVC responses to the survey items that make up the benchmarks.
Understanding the Results:
Note the following that may help you understand the CCSSE results better. 1) The overall focus and intent of the survey is to assess students' engagement in college
(how actively involved are they) in and out of the classroom with their faculty and fellow classmates, with various student and ed resource services, with the college as a whole, and so forth. 2) CCSSE groups and summarizes the results of 50+ individual items in their five Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice.
See page 3 of the MVC CCSSE 2010 Key Findings Report
for a good explanation of the benchmarks, and see the MVC Results for the Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice
that shows benchmark trends of MVC results over three years and frequency distribution for the last two years of the survey items that make up each benchmark. 3) An additional way to see exactly how student engagement has changed over the past three administrations of the CCSSE at MVC
(2005, 2008, & 2010) look at the MVC CCSSE 2010 Results Compared to MVC 2008 and 2005 Results
. This lists all student engagement items in the survey with their mean scores side by side for each year with increases and significance noted by formatting. You may be most interested in page 4 of this report that lists 11 different student service and educational resource service items, and asks students 1) how often to the use the service? 2) how satisfied are they with the service? and 3) how important the service is to them?