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Connections: A Longitudinal Study Of An Integrated Freshman Program

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.294.1 - 6.294.8



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Barbara Olds

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Ronald Miller

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In this paper we present evidence that an experimental integrated freshman program piloted at the Colorado School of Mines from 1994-1996 led to significantly higher graduation rates and satisfaction with their undergraduate experience for the participating students. We begin with an introductory overview of the program, Connections, and its goals. Then we focus on the results of a recent follow-up study of students who participated in the program, concluding with our recommendations for engineering educators based on the results of this study.

Olds, B., & Miller, R. (2001, June), Connections: A Longitudinal Study Of An Integrated Freshman Program Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--9033

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