Student Engagement: Bridging Research and Practice to Improve the Quality of Undergraduate Education

  title={Student Engagement: Bridging Research and Practice to Improve the Quality of Undergraduate Education},
  author={Alexander C. McCormick and Jillian Kinzie and Robert M. Gonyea},
This chapter traces the development of student engagement as a research-informed intervention to shift the discourse on quality in higher education to emphasize matters of teaching and learning while providing colleges and universities with diagnostic, actionable information that can inform improvement efforts. The conceptual lineage of student engagement blends a set of related theoretical propositions (quality of effort, involvement, and integration) with practice-focused prescriptions for… 

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