San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.332.1 - 25.332.14
Comparison of a First Year Experience Course with and without a Living Learning Community ArrangementThe University has had a First Year Experience (FYE) program in the Department ofEngineering since 2003 provided through an Introduction to Engineering course. In the fall of2010, a Living Learning Community (LLC) for incoming engineering students was alsoestablished. The Living Learning Community arrangement places those students, who volunteerfor the program, in the same wing of a campus dormitory and requires them to take the sameIntroduction to Engineering and math courses. The goal of this arrangement is to fosteracademic success, student relationships, sharing of ideas and concepts, teamwork, and studypartnerships. To evaluate the benefits of an LLC to students, a comparison of grades,attendance, and retention for two FYE Introduction to Engineering classes, one with an LLC andone without, will be presented. Additionally, results from a survey of both classes focusing onthe student’s campus engagement, learning styles, study habits, and engineering programawareness will be discussed.
Vasko, T. J., & Baumann, P. F. (2012, June), Comparison of a First-year Experience Course with and without a Living Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21090
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