Fall 2010 Results (Peer Leaders): FYE Assessment Summary Word Version

 

MAIN FINDINGS:

Students in peer leader sections were much more familiar with CAPP (degree evaluations), and developed stronger relationships with faculty members and peers ((vs. all first-year students)).

There is no significant difference between first-year students in peer leaders sections (vs. all sections) in terms of hours spent studying, attending class and engaged in campus (or community) activities.  The only exceptions: students in peer leader sections did commute a few more hours per week and worked a few more hours at a job off campus.

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

(N = 959 for Fall 2010 ALL; N = 224 for sections with peer leaders)

Strongly Agree + Agree

(ALL)   

Strongly Agree + Agree

(With Peers)   

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

94%

96%

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

93%

93%

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

81%

83%

I have developed strong relationships with other students at CCSU

76%

79%

I meet all assignment deadlines.

78%

77%

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

71%

77%

I learn well on my own.

75%

76%

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

53%

66%

I regularly collaborate with others on group projects.

60%

64%

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

59%

64%

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

62%

62%

I study effectively.

59%

62%

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

61%

60%

I have developed strong relationships with faculty members at CCSU

42%

52%

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

25%

28%

Overall, this FYE course was effective

74%

79%

 

PEER LEADER QUESTIONS (N=149 students who answer)

Strongly Agree + Agree   

 

My peer leader presented at least one lecture.

85%

 

My peer leader's lecture was informative and well-planned.

81%

 

My peer leader helped me understand the college experience from a student's perspective

81%

 

My peer leader provided information that helped me adjust to the university.

80%

 

My peer leader played an active role in the FYE class.

79%

 

My peer leader made it clear that he/she was approachable, if needed.

79%

 

I feel that the peer leader was an important part of my experience in FYE.

74%

 

I communicated with my peer leader online (e.g., via text, e-mail, Collegiate Link, etc.)

43%

 

I met with my peer leader outside of the classroom on 1 or more occasions.

42%

 

 

 

 



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

Percent  never attended

 

Percent: only 1-3 times per semester

Percent  never attended

(PL)

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

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

50%

40%

48%

42%

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

35%

45%

33%

47%

35.  Hung out in the Student Center

26%

30%

24%

30%

36.  Went to Breakers game room

57%

 

57%

 

37.  Attended CCSU athletic events

42%

33%

45%

31%

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

56%

28%

61%

21%

39.  Attended a residence hall sponsored event

54%

29%

55%

29%

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

64%

27%

54%

37%

41.  Attended Thursday night events in the Devils' Den

64%

 

61%

 

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

41%

47%

35%

50%

43.  Did volunteer work in the community

57%

 

54%

28%

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

35%

45%

35%

45%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

Yes (PL)

 

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

 

42%

47%

 

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

 

7%

4%

 

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

 

11%

9%

 

48.  Played intercollegiate (NCAA) sports?

 

15%

15%

 

49.  Participated in intramural sports?

 

22%

20%

 

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

 

45%

43%

 

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

 

50%

53%

 

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

 

22%

28%

 

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

 

   33%

35%

 

 

Hours per week (All sections are listed first, peer leader sections are listed second in bold

0-5

6-10

11-20

21-30

31+

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

25%

25%

38%

37%

27%

28%

7%

7%

2%

2%

Working for pay off campus

52%

46%

13%

14%

19%

22%

10%

13%

3%

4%

Commuting to class (driving, walking, etc.)

62%

58%

26%

28%

8%

9%

1%

2%

1%

2%

 

 

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