As the learning landscape continues to transform, how can we support effective learning environments?

Research Project Name

Education Engagement Index 2022

What We Did

We deployed an online survey to an anonymous panel of 2,143 students, educators, and staff members at U.S.-based colleges and universities (72% public, 28% private). Responses were collected from April 28 to May 24, 2022. Student respondents (65% undergraduate, 14% graduate, 21% community college) were required to be enrolled in a full-time program. Educator respondents were required to be teaching in either a full-time or part-time capacity. Our survey represents the education experiences and expectations of community members from over 530 unique, U.S.-based institutions. Respondents were diverse across demographic and geographic characteristics, such as age (18+), gender identity, race/ethnicity, and U.S. region.

While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may be with us for a long time, students and educators demonstrate incredible resilience. In 2021, this survey revealed negative impacts on learning effectiveness, quality of relationships, motivation, and emotional well-being. Just one year later, this 2022 survey indicates those trends have reversed. All groups now report improvements in these indicators, similar to pre-COVID levels. The reported effectiveness in all areas support the need for continued choice and a hybrid learning future for higher education.

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