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2017 College Senior Survey
CIRP Theme
Active and Collaborative Learning
Graduating Seniors
Active and Collaborative Learning illustrates the extent to which students are furthering their knowledge of course material through interaction with faculty and other students.
See also CIRP Constructs: Faculty Interaction: Mentorship, Academic Disengagement.
Graduating Seniors Men Women Construct
Montclair State University Your Inst Comp 1 Comp 2 Your Inst Comp 1 Comp 2 Your Inst Comp 1 Comp 2
How often in the past year did you:

Ask questions in class
Frequently / Occasionally
91.8% 92.3% 94.6% 93.0% 93.0% 94.0% 91.4% 92.2% 95.1% Habits
of
Mind
Mean 2.36 2.37 2.41 2.37 2.40 2.38 2.35 2.37 2.42
Standard deviation 0.63 0.62 0.59 0.62 0.62 0.60 0.64 0.62 0.59
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.02 -0.08 - -0.05 -0.02 - -0.03 -0.12
Seek feedback on your academic work
Frequently / Occasionally
94.0% 94.8% 96.5% 100.0% 95.5% 95.1% 92.1% 94.6% 97.4% Habits
of
Mind
Mean 2.61 2.55 2.55 2.67 2.53 2.47 2.59 2.56 2.60
Standard deviation 0.60 0.59 0.56 0.47 0.58 0.59 0.64 0.60 0.54
Significance - - * -
Effect size - 0.10 0.11 - 0.24 0.34 - 0.05 -0.02
Integrate skills and knowledge from different sources and experiences
Frequently / Occasionally
98.9% 99.1% 99.5% 100.0% 99.1% 99.1% 98.6% 99.1% 99.6%  
Mean 2.73 2.75 2.76 2.77 2.72 2.71 2.71 2.75 2.79  
Standard deviation 0.47 0.45 0.44 0.43 0.47 0.47 0.49 0.45 0.42  
Significance - - - *  
Effect size - -0.04 -0.07 - 0.11 0.13 - -0.09 -0.19  
Since entering college, indicate how often you:

Discussed course content with students outside of class
Frequently / Occasionally
98.1% 97.0% 98.4% 97.3% 94.7% 97.7% 98.4% 97.7% 98.7%  
Mean 2.60 2.63 2.67 2.57 2.59 2.61 2.60 2.65 2.71  
Standard deviation 0.53 0.54 0.50 0.55 0.59 0.53 0.52 0.52 0.48  
Significance - - - **  
Effect size - -0.06 -0.14 - -0.03 -0.08 - -0.10 -0.23  
Studied with other students
Frequently / Occasionally
83.1% 86.5% 91.9% 89.2% 86.5% 91.0% 81.4% 86.6% 92.3%  
Mean 2.14 2.20 2.32 2.22 2.21 2.31 2.12 2.20 2.32  
Standard deviation 0.68 0.66 0.62 0.63 0.66 0.63 0.69 0.66 0.61  
Significance - *** - - ***  
Effect size - -0.09 -0.29 - 0.02 -0.14 - -0.12 -0.33  
Performed community service as part of a class
Frequently / Occasionally
42.2% 59.0% 55.5% 32.4% 44.5% 50.7% 45.0% 63.6% 58.2%  
Mean 1.55 1.77 1.69 1.46 1.57 1.61 1.58 1.84 1.73  
Standard deviation 0.72 0.74 0.69 0.73 0.70 0.66 0.71 0.73 0.70  
Significance - *** ** - - *** *  
Effect size - -0.30 -0.20 - -0.16 -0.23 - -0.36 -0.21  
Posted on a course-related online discussion board
Frequently / Occasionally
90.9% 87.1% 80.1% 89.1% 83.7% 76.4% 91.4% 88.2% 82.2%  
Mean 2.45 2.36 2.10 2.30 2.23 2.00 2.50 2.41 2.15  
Standard deviation 0.66 0.70 0.70 0.66 0.71 0.69 0.65 0.69 0.70  
Significance - *** - ** - ***  
Effect size - 0.13 0.50 - 0.10 0.43 - 0.13 0.50  
Tutored another college student
Frequently / Occasionally
33.7% 43.1% 46.2% 51.3% 55.8% 50.3% 28.7% 39.2% 43.8%  
Mean 1.43 1.55 1.60 1.65 1.72 1.64 1.36 1.50 1.57  
Standard deviation 0.65 0.70 0.72 0.72 0.72 0.71 0.62 0.69 0.72  
Significance - * ** - - * ***  
Effect size - -0.17 -0.24 - -0.10 0.01 - -0.20 -0.29  
Challenged a professor's ideas in class
Frequently / Occasionally
45.5% 46.0% 57.0% 62.1% 62.0% 64.2% 40.7% 41.0% 52.9%  
Mean 1.56 1.54 1.66 1.76 1.73 1.76 1.50 1.49 1.60  
Standard deviation 0.67 0.64 0.64 0.68 0.64 0.65 0.66 0.63 0.62  
Significance - * - -  
Effect size - 0.03 -0.16 - 0.05 0.00 - 0.02 -0.16  
Since entering college, indicate how often you:

Worked with classmates on group projects
Frequently / Occasionally
98.2% 98.1% 98.0% 97.3% 97.2% 97.7% 98.4% 98.5% 98.3%  
Mean 2.53 2.58 2.53 2.32 2.48 2.50 2.59 2.61 2.55  
Standard deviation 0.54 0.53 0.54 0.53 0.56 0.54 0.52 0.52 0.53  
Significance - - * -  
Effect size - -0.09 0.00 - -0.29 -0.33 - -0.04 0.08  
Contributed to class discussions
Frequently / Occasionally
97.0% 97.4% 98.2% 100.0% 97.1% 97.9% 96.1% 97.5% 98.3%  
Mean 2.62 2.62 2.64 2.51 2.58 2.60 2.65 2.64 2.66  
Standard deviation 0.55 0.54 0.52 0.51 0.55 0.53 0.55 0.53 0.51  
Significance - - -  
Effect size - 0.00 -0.04 - -0.13 -0.17 - 0.02 -0.02  
Completed a culminating experience for your degree (e.g., capstone course/project, thesis, comp exam)
Yes
31.1% 50.1% 64.1% 32.4% 56.9% 60.8% 30.7% 47.9% 66.1%  
To what extent have you experienced the following with students from a racial/ethnic group other than your own?

Had meaningful and honest discussions about race/ethnic relations outside of class
Very often / Often
42.2% 48.0% 46.7% 46.4% 47.0% 45.7% 40.9% 48.3% 47.3% Positive
Cross-Racial
Interaction
Mean 3.18 3.33 3.40 3.21 3.24 3.37 3.17 3.36 3.41
Standard deviation 1.31 1.31 1.18 1.23 1.38 1.16 1.34 1.28 1.19
Significance - * - -
Effect size - -0.11 -0.19 - -0.02 -0.14 - -0.15 -0.20
Had intellectual discussions outside of class
Very often / Often
47.9% 52.4% 55.6% 53.6% 54.4% 55.8% 46.1% 51.8% 55.5% Positive
Cross-Racial
Interaction
Mean 3.35 3.48 3.59 3.61 3.54 3.60 3.27 3.46 3.59
Standard deviation 1.31 1.24 1.17 1.17 1.31 1.14 1.35 1.22 1.18
Significance - * - - *
Effect size - -0.10 -0.21 - 0.05 0.01 - -0.16 -0.27
Studied or prepared for class
Very often / Often
50.8% 59.6% 59.0% 39.3% 56.7% 57.3% 54.5% 60.6% 60.0% Positive
Cross-Racial
Interaction
Mean 3.46 3.71 3.70 3.25 3.60 3.64 3.52 3.74 3.73
Standard deviation 1.27 1.23 1.18 1.29 1.31 1.16 1.27 1.21 1.19
Significance - * * - -
Effect size - -0.20 -0.20 - -0.27 -0.34 - -0.18 -0.18
How often have professors at your college provided you with:

An opportunity to apply classroom learning to "real-life" issues
Frequently / Occasionally
90.7% 89.7% 92.1% 92.9% 91.0% 90.9% 90.0% 89.2% 92.7%  
Mean 2.32 2.34 2.35 2.21 2.31 2.29 2.36 2.35 2.39  
Standard deviation 0.64 0.66 0.62 0.57 0.63 0.62 0.66 0.67 0.62  
Significance - - -  
Effect size - -0.03 -0.05 - -0.16 -0.13 - 0.01 -0.05