Chabot College Student Satisfaction Survey: Fall 2003
Student engagement in learning and learning experiences at Chabot

           In the Fall 2003 Student Satisfaction Survey, students were asked how often they had initiated various
   learning activities, which types of teaching methods best helped them learn, and which methods they had  
   experienced the most at Chabot. Only a few students had never spoken in class or been in a small class discussion
   group, but 30-40 percent of students had never been in a study group or met their instructor outside of class. The
   teaching methods that students said most helped them learn were not always what they experienced in their classes.
           The Fall 2003 Student Satisfaction Survey was conducted in October 2003 in a representative sample
   of sixty-nine course sections and was completed by 1,560 students (55% full-time and 45% part-time).  

Student engagement in learning

Averaging all your classes over all your semesters at Chabot, how often have you done the following activities?

                Often or   A little Never
  frequently or some  
In my classes I have: participated in small in-class discussion or projects   46%   48% 6%
  volunteered to speak 27% 59% 13%
    been called on by my instructor to speak     27%   61% 13%
Outside my classes I have: discussed class topics with other students in my classes   33%   54% 13%
  talked about class topics with people not in my classes 27% 54% 19%
  met as a study group with other students in my classes 16% 41% 43%
  met with instructors to discuss assignments or my progress 15% 55% 30%
  done work that was not assigned to improve my skills in classes 15% 50% 36%
    met with instructors to discuss course topics in a general way 11%   48% 42%
Teaching methods that help students learn
Percentage who have spent most or all of their Chabot classroom time in:
Percentage who say these methods have a good or great effect on their learning:   Lectures: speaking or presenting only           38%   47% Lectures: with interactions/discussions 61% 35% Multi-media presentations by instructors using new technology     (such as computers, PowerPoint, video, slides, audio) 45% 16% In-class discussions involving the whole class 54% 29% In-class discussions or activities in small groups 50% 21% Laboratory experiments 33% 9% Hands-on applications or skill-building activities 50% 10% Working one-on-one with instructor during class           46%   6%

NOTE: All  percentages have a margin of error of 3 to 5 percentage points.