Student Engagement: What Is It?
Student engagement is one of the most widely used terms in higher education these days. What it describes is positive, something that benefits students, courses, departments, and institutions. Itís also something we think we can measure, which many institutions have done via the well-known and widely used National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). But like so many popular descriptors, the more itís used, the wider and looser its definition becomes.