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Level of Academic Challenge

The following responses were provided by 787 randomly selected Santa Clara University first-year (FY) and senior students on the 2008 NSSE Survey

Does coursework emphasize analyzing the basic elements of an idea, experience or theory?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Much
42%
34%
56%
41%
Does coursework emphasize making judgments about the value of information, arguments or methods?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Much
32%
27%
46%
33%

Does coursework emphasize applying theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations?
Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2008
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2008
Very Much
32%
27%
46%
33%

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