Source: Nipissing University
Nipissing excels in University Report Card
November 6, 2006
North Bay, ON, October 31, 2006 — Nipissing University has placed at the top of the charts again this year in the Globe and Mail’s fifth annual University Report Card, published today.
In the Student Residences category, Nipissing was ranked first overall, garnering the only A out of any university in any category. Nipissing was first in the small university category in nine out of the 15 categories listed in the print edition of the University Report Card. Nipissing is the only school in its category to receive an A+ for Student-Faculty Interaction as well as an A for Quality of Teaching.
The university earned an A+ in several important categories, including Student-Faculty Interaction, Faculty Members' Knowledge of Subjects, Class Size, Availability of Faculty Outside Classroom Hours, and Sense of Personal Safety/Security. Nipissing also earned As in many key categories, such as University Atmosphere, Student Residences, Quality of Education, Attractiveness of Campus, Quality of Teaching and Satisfaction with University Experience.
The University Report Card, published this year as a glossy 64-page insert in the Globe and Mail as well as on line, surveyed 32,700 current undergraduate full- or part-time students from across Canada. Universities are grouped into four sizes: large, with enrolment over 22,000; medium-large, with enrolment between 12,000 and 22,000; small, with enrolment between 4,000 and 12,000; and very small, with enrolment under 4,000. Nipissing University, with a full- and part-time enrolment of about 5,331 students when the survey was conducted, is in the small university category.
"We’re very pleased with our success in the University Report Card," said university president Dr. Dennis Mock. "As a university that strives to provide an excellent and unique university experience for every student, we typically perform well in surveys that talk to students and graduates. It is always rewarding to see that we are meeting our objective as a student-centred university. I’d like to thank our faculty and our staff for creating this most positive environment. The faculty’s commitment to teaching and to their students is really something special that sets Nipissing apart and we see that evidenced here. As well, I thank our students who participated in the survey, their opinions are meaningful and highly valued."
To view Nipissing’s results in the University Report Card, please visit: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/reportcard