The HEDS annual survey for seniors allows Earlham to collect data that highlights the various characteristics of our students as they are preparing to move beyond Earlham. It is conducted in the spring prior to graduation.
The annual NSSA survey collects data from senior students at the end of their academic year, assessing the extent to which undergraduate students are involved in educational practices empirically linked to high levels of learning and development.
In an effort to make it easier for people on and off campus to talk productively about student engagement and its importance to student learning, collegiate quality, and institutional improvement, NSSE uses benchmarks of effective educational practice. Each year, NSSE calculates benchmark scores to monitor performance at the institutional, sector, and national level, comparing benchmarks to "peer institutions." In 2009, these institutions were Carleton College, Centre College, Franklin and Marshall College, Kalamazoo College, Lafayette College, Oberlin College, Occidental College, Rhodes College and Scripps College.
NSSE Benchmarks 2001-2009 Trend