2007 Comparing NSSE and FSSE Results
Campus Environment: Perceived high quality student relationships with others on campus
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Both FSSE survey options ask faculty to rate the quality of relationships they believe students have with other faculty members, students on campus, and administrative personnel. The same question is asked of first-year and senior students on NSSE. Below is a comparison of the percentage of faculty, first-year, and senior students who perceive relatively high quality student relationships with others on campus.
- Seniors have the most positive perception of people on campus. More than 60% of seniors perceive that students have quality relationship with faculty members, and about the same percentage (57%) agree to have positive interactions with other students on campus.
- Although first-year students tend to have the same perceptions as their senior counterparts when considering other students and administrative personnel, a lower percentage (48% versus 63%) rate student relationships with faculty members on campus high in quality.
- The majority of faculty and students have low perceptions of administrative personnel. Only about one-third of students perceive high quality student relationships with campus administrators, and only one in four faculty members tend to believe the same.