Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Engineering Leadership Development
We report on our newest student success initiative the UTEP Edge. The Edge provides a cohesive vision for developing student assets through a variety of high-impact leadership experiences made possible by the expertise and dedication of our faculty, staff, alumni and through engagement with community partners.
Ranging from undergraduate research and civic engagement to international and cross-cultural leadership through study abroad, student organization leadership, and on campus student employment, these experiences increase confidence, enhance personal and professional leadership competencies, effectively equipping students with a competitive advantage when they graduate and enter the workforce or pursue a graduate degree.
It’s this competitive edge that distinguishes UTEP students, preparing our graduates for leadership and lifelong success. The UTEP Edge experiences include: (a) First-Year Experiences including a critical thinking and inquiry engineering course uniquely designed to support transition to UTEP, (b) learning communities, (c) community engagement projects, (d) creative activities, (e) research and scholarly activities, (f) student leadership, (g) study abroad/ study away, (h) internships, and (I) capstone experiences.
We describe the implementation of The Edge at UTEP, and the advantages in terms of outcomes being attained, and the impact thus far on the institution’s faculty, staff and student community.
Golding, P., & Pitcher, M. T., & Arreola, C., & Fernandez-Pena, C., & Geller, H. E., & Golding, D. E., & Stearns, M., & Torres, D. S., & Rodriguez, A., & Monroy, F., & Moncayo, S. (2018, June), Board 91 : The UTEP Edge: A Student Success Initiative for Developing High-impact Practices Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30135
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