2008 Comparing NSSE and FSSE Results:
Supportive Campus Environment

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The illustration below compares faculty and student perceptions about the quality of students’ relationships with key groups of people (i.e. other faculty, other students, and administrative personnel) on campus. In particular, it compares the percentage of faculty and students who agree that other faculty members, other students, and administrative personnel provide high quality supportive relationships to students.

Perceived High Quality Student Relationships with Others on Campus

Nearly the same percentage of first-year students and seniors (33% respectively) agree relationships with administrative personnel are of high quality.

A slight difference in perception about faculty exists among first-year and seniors students. Fifty-seven percent of seniors perceive student relationships with faculty are of high quality while only 47% of first-year students believe this to be true.

A small percentage of faculty and students agree students have high quality relationships with administrative personnel on campus. In fact, only one in four faculty members and one in three students believe administrative personnel offer high quality student relationships.