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Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v16 n5 p32-48 Oct 2016

In today's educational climate, liberal arts institutions must demonstrate that their educational goals are being met. This paper presents reliability and stability testing of a concise, research-based survey instrument designed to examine student perceptions of academic experiences that is particularly suited to institutions rooted in the liberal arts. The Academic Experiences Survey (AES) consists of five scales: Comfortable in College, Skills, Interdisciplinary Understanding, Liberal Arts Integration, and Future Academic Plans. We present data from administrations at two institutions; examining the instrument's validity as prediction of college retention and graduation, enrollment in STEM courses, and longitudinal changes over the course of students' first year in college.

Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Surveys, Liberal Arts, Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Test Validity, School Holding Power, Graduation, STEM Education, Enrollment, College Freshmen, Longitudinal Studies, Correlation, Grade Point Average, Decision Making

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Author: Galotti, Kathleen M.; Clare, Lacey R.; McManus, Courtney; Nixon, Andrea Lisa

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2133&id=EJ1118782



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