Fall 2010 Results (Living-Learning Communities): FYE Learning Outcomes Assessment Summary  

 

MAIN FINDINGS:

Students in LLCs were much more likely to: not commit an act of academic dishonesty, study effectively, and be able to explain the purpose and role of general education.  They spent more time preparing for class and significantly more time participating in co-curricular activities (especially recreational, fitness,  intramural and club activities).  They were more likely to have a 3.0 GPA after their first semester (50% vs. 40% of all first-years) and less likely to be on academic probation (10% vs. 21%). 

LIMITATIONS:

These results also can be attributed to two other factors: (1) the FYE courses they took were judged as more effective; (2) residential students (vs. a sample of residential and commuter first-year students) might be more naturally engaged in campus activities. 

 

Item:
Please indicate how much you agree with the following statements about yourself

(N = 959 for Fall 2010 ALL; N = 47 for LLCs)

Strongly Agree + Agree

(ALL)   

Strongly Agree + Agree

(LLCs)   

I have not committed any act of academic dishonesty (copying another's work, cheating, etc.) since I have been at CCSU.

94%

100%

I have a good understanding of my personal strengths and weaknesses.

93%

94%

I can describe where to get help on this campus when I need it.

81%

87%

I meet all assignment deadlines.

78%

85%

I have developed strong relationships with other students at CCSU

76%

83%

I learn well on my own.

75%

57%

I can explain the purpose and role of my general education courses requirements.

71%

89%

I seek out help when I have difficulty with academic work.

62%

72%

I feel a strong sense of belonging to the CCSU Community.

61%

72%

I regularly collaborate with others on group projects.

60%

70%

I regularly discuss ideas and concepts from coursework outside of class.

59%

66%

I study effectively.

59%

70%

I have logged into the degree evaluation system (CAPP) to see my progress toward graduation.

53%

60%

I have developed strong relationships with faculty members at CCSU

42%

49%

I regularly teach or tutor other students at CCSU about ideas and concepts.

25%

32%

 

 

 

Overall, this FYE course was effective

74%

83%

 About how many hours do you spend in a typical seven-day week doing each of the following?

(All sections are listed first, LLC sections are listed second in bold) 

 

0-5

6-10

11-20

21-30

31+

26.  Preparing for class (e.g., studying, reading, writing, doing homework or lab work, analyzing data, rehearsing)

25%

21%

38%

45%

27%

26%

7%

8.5%

2%

0%

27.  Working for pay on campus

82%

79%

8%

13%

6%

2%

1%

2%

1%

2%

28.  Working for pay off campus

52%

57%

13%

17%

19%

17%

10%

4%

3%

4%

29.  Participating in co-curricular activities (entertainment event, clubs, student government, recreation/sports, etc.)

56%

51%

24%

28%

11%

13%

4%

4%

3%

2%

30.  Relaxing and socializing (watching TV, partying, etc.)

15%

26%

30%

23%

32%

28%

15%

19%

6%

2%

31.  Providing care for dependents living with you (parents, children, spouse, etc.)

72%

83%

15%

13%

7%

2%

2.5%

2%

2%

0%

32.  Commuting to class (driving, walking, etc.)

62%

64%

26%

30%

8%

4%

1%

2%

1%

0%


33-53. During the Fall semester, in which of the following on-campus or CCSU-sponsored activities did you participate?

This lists activities first-year students were least likely to do (at least once).

BOLD INDICATES MORE PARTICIPATION BY LLC STUDENTS.  Italics indicates less by LLC students.

Percent  never attended

 

Percent: only 1-3 times per semester

Percent  never attended

(LLC)

Percent: only 1-3 times a semester (LLC)

33.  Attended a talk/lecture (outside of class)

50%

40%

40%

45%

34.  Attended entertainment events on campus (e.g., movies, concerts, comedians)

35%

45%

19%

53%

35.  Hung out in the Student Center

26%

30%

26%

30%

36.  Went to Breakers game room

57%

 

47%

 

37.  Attended CCSU athletic events

42%

33%

21%

40%

38.  Attended and/or participated in recreational or intramural activities?

56%

28%

32%

30%

39.  Attended a residence hall sponsored event

54%

29%

19%

43%

40.  Attended a theatrical, musical or artistic performance (on campus or on a campus-related trip)

64%

27%

53%

34%

41.  Attended Thursday night events in the Devils' Den

64%

 

40%

 

42.  Attended other on-campus events (e.g., career fair, health fair, majors fair)?

41%

47%

23%

55%

43.  Did volunteer work in the community

57%

 

51%

28%

44.  Visited a professor during his/her office hours?

35%

45%

40%

40%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

Yes (LLC)

 

45.  Did you join/belong to a club or on-campus organization?

 

42%

55%

 

46.  Did you create/form a new on-campus club?

 

7%

0%

 

47.  Did you participate in student government (vote or run for office)?

 

11%

15%

 

48.  Played intercollegiate (NCAA) sports?

 

15%

15%

 

49.  Participated in intramural sports?

 

22%

38%

 

50.  Participated in other recreation or fitness activities at CCSU?

 

45%

55%

 

51.  Visited the club fair (during 2nd week of classes)?

 

50%

64%

 

52.  Went on a “field trip” off-campus with a class?

 

22%

21%

 

53.  Visited the Learning Center or other center for help or support

 

   33%

38%

 

 

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