Student engagement in a residential college.

dc.contributor.advisorSriram, Rishi.
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Emily J.
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Administration.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Educational Administration.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-16T12:52:20Z
dc.date.available2013-09-16T12:52:20Z
dc.date.copyright2013-05
dc.date.issued2013-09-16
dc.description.abstractStudent engagement is highly valued in institutions of higher learning because of its effects on other areas of student experiences. In efforts to increase engagement, many institutions have implemented measures such as living-learning programs, which marry the residential experience with an academic discipline or focus. Numerous institutions have also created systems of residential colleges, based on the ancient structure at Cambridge University and Oxford University. Many of these residential colleges employ systems to quantitatively measure and record student participation via “points”. Administrators use these “points” records to determine whether a resident is adequately involved in the residential community. However, little research, if any, has been done on the effects of having a points system. Points allow for a quantitative measurement of involvement beyond self-reports, and this thesis takes advantage of this fact to research the effects of student experiences and characteristics on actual levels of engagement in a residential college.en_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.Ed.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8725
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisheren
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.subjectStudent engagement.en_US
dc.subjectLiving-learning programs.en_US
dc.subjectResidential colleges.en_US
dc.subjectLiving in community.en_US
dc.subjectPoints systems.en_US
dc.titleStudent engagement in a residential college.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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