Student-Faculty Interaction (NSSE Benchmark)

Students learn firsthand how experts think about and solve practical problems by interacting with faculty members inside and outside the classroom. As a result, their teachers become role models, mentors, and guides for continuous, life-long learning.  Six NSSE survey items address this important benchmark.

What NSSE suggests

The following reproduces the mean data from the NSSE results for Hampden-Sydney as well as two comparison groups.

Summary:  Both first-year students and seniors at Hampden-Sydney College rate their degree of interaction with faculty members significantly higher than both comparison groups. Moreover, not only do they engage in greater interaction with their professors from the outset, they show an even greater increase in their interactions with faculty from first-year to senior year than students at the other baccalaureate-granting schools and from all of the NSSE respondent schools.