Materials & Resources
The following materials and resources are meant to assist in the committee with their mandate.
2009 Student Surveys - oncampus.macleans.ca. 4 Feb 2009. The compiled 2009 results from the results of two major student surveys: the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC).
2010 Student Surveys: Complete Results - Dwyer, Mary. oncampus.macleans.ca. 15 Feb 2010. The compiled 2010 results from the results of two major student surveys: the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC).
Academic Plan ~ Approved by the Vancouver Island University Board of Governors, November 25, 2010
Faculty do Matter: The Role of the College Faculty in Student Learning and Engagement - Umbach, Paul D. and Matthew R. Wawrzynski . Research in Higher Education. 46.2 (2005): 153-84.
A study of the broader issue of student engagement with specific reference to faculty. The article draws attention to significant implications of faculty-student engagement: faculty are instrumental in creating student engagement.
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) - The National Survey of Student Engagement tracks baccalaureate student opinions on a variety of measures related to their educational experience. VIU currently schedules its participation in NSSE every second year.
Pedagogical Signals of Faculty Approachability: Factors Shaping Faculty-Student Interaction Outside the Classroom - Cox, Bradley E, Kadian L. McIntosh, Patrick T.Terenzini, Robert D. Reason, Brenda R. Lutovsky Quaye. Research in Higher Education 51.8 (2010): 768-88.
Builds on existing research that demonstrates the importance of positive interactions between students and faculty, and they ask what contributes to students interacting with faculty outside of the classroom. The article draws on data from several thousand faculty on 45 campuses in the United States.
Student Engagement as a Quality Measure in the Ontario Postsecondary Education System: What We Have Learned About Measures of Student Engagement - Zhao, H. 2011.Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.
VIU Educational Planning ~ Related Links - Links to government and industry statistics and reports; provided by Educational Planning.
VIU Vision - the University Vision