A Discussion of Student Engagement Indicators and Strategies in Higher Education

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University of Calgary
Student engagement is critical in higher education because of the relationship to student satisfaction and achievement. Therefore, faculties could benefit from examining a variety of real examples of how to improve student engagement. This paper illustrates how a Canadian higher education institution collaborated to provide examples of fostering student engagement at the course, faculty, and institutional levels. Through knowledge sharing across disciplines, a Student Engagement Initiatives Map was created. Three initiatives are highlighted that show a particular emphasis on increasing collaboration among students, and recommendations are provided for other institutions.
student engagement, National Survey of Student Engagement, high-impact practices, collaboration, higher education
Arguera, N. & Dyjur, P. "A Discussion of Student Engagement Indicators and Strategies in Higher Education". 2017 In Preciado Babb, P., Yeworiew, L., Sabbaghan, S. (Eds.). Selected Proceedings of the IDEAS Conference: Leading Educational Change, pp. 47-56. Calgary, Canada: Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.