The Relationship Between Institutional Mission and Students' Involvement and Educational Outcomes
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- Pike, G.R., Kuh, G.D. & Gonyea, R.M. Research in Higher Education (2003) 44: 241. doi:10.1023/A:1022055829783
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Although institutional characteristics are assumed to influence student learning and intellectual development, this link has not been confirmed empirically. This study examined whether institutional mission, as represented by Carnegie classification, is related to student learning and development. After controlling for student background characteristics, no meaningful differences were found in students' perceptions of the college environment, levels of academic and social involvement, integration of information, or educational outcomes by Carnegie classification.