The results of the National Survey of Student Engagement, ENCE, correspond to the application of the 2019 survey, which was answered by 9,894 students from various careers from the participating universities.
The information collected by the survey allows characterizing the student experience, which enables universities to receive valuable information to improve their training practices and to optimize the use of their learning resources.
In the context of the collaborative work carried out by ten universities of the Council of Rectors, this Friday, July 31, the results of the third application of the National Survey of Student Engagement (ENCE) will be announced, through the virtual seminar "Student experience in various training contexts ”, which will be broadcast between 10:00 and 12:00 on the website https://app.pregrado.uchile.cl/experiencia2020/.
The results correspond to the application of the 2019 survey, whose sample contains responses from 9,894 students from various careers from the participating universities, 6,250 of which correspond to the 2019 cohort and 3,644 to the 2016 cohort.
Although ENCE was applied before October 18, 2019, the results obtained suggest that there are some important differences with respect to the information collected in previous years. For more detailed information, you can consult the Selective Results Report 2019, which is available on the same website.
As stated by Gonzalo Zapata, the director of the ENCE Project and academic of the Universidad de Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the information collected by the survey allows characterizing the student experience. “This allows universities to receive valuable information to improve their training practices and to optimize the use of their learning resources. In addition, they can contrast the results obtained by their students with those observed, at an aggregate level, in the other universities, ”Zapata explained.
In its 2019 version, ENCE included 105 questions, which are organized in 8 dimensions: Higher Order Learning, Student-Teacher Interaction, Effective Teaching Practices, Learning Strategies, Quality of Interactions, Interactions in a Diversity Framework, Institutional Support, and Academic Effort (the latter at the pilot level). Likewise, the instrument collected perceptions of the students regarding the time dedication, their workload, the achievement of competences, prospects for graduation and expectations about the university experience. It also collected information to detect the presence of high-impact practices that, according to specialized literature, strongly affects the educational experience of students. All this information is then linked to the characterization data of the students and their academic results.
The institutions currently participating in the ENCE project are the University of Chile, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the Universidad de la Frontera, the Universidad de Valparaíso, the Universidad de Talca, the Universidad de Playa Ancha de Ciencias de la Educación, the Universidad Católica de Temuco, the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, the Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana and the Universidad de Aysén.
ENCE is inspired by the National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE), developed by the Indiana University Higher Education Research Center, and has been used and adapted to the reality of various countries. Since its first application in our country, in 2017, ENCE has undergone numerous adjustments to better reflect the educational experience of Chilean university students.
Student engagement corresponds to a state and disposition of students to approach their studies and achieve learning. It assumes that learning requires a strong investment of time and effort on the part of students. At the same time, it assumes that universities offer adequate conditions for the achievement of effective learning, deploying their resources, organizing the curriculum and promoting the realization of activities that are related to learning.