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Developing A Joint/Dual Program And Its Impact On Underrepresented Engineering Students

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Minorities in Research

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9.395.1 - 9.395.8



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Mohammad Karim

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Ardie Walser

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Developing a Joint/Dual Program and Its Impact on Underrepresented Engineering Students

Ardie D. Walser, Mohammad Karim

The School of Engineering of The City College of The City University of New York 140th St. & Convent Avenue New York, New York 10031


The City College of New York, one of 17 public undergraduate colleges in The City University of New York (CUNY), is the only campus with a school of engineering. As an urban institution of higher learning, one of the School’s missions is to provide education to a highly diverse student body, including traditionally underrepresented minorities, women, working adults, and immigrants in the greater New York metropolitan area. Also, as the only engineering school in the university, it provides for those students in the six CUNY community colleges a major opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Engineering degree. The transition from a two-year program to a four-year program can sometimes be difficult for students, particularly those students from traditionally underrepresented groups. Robust and fluid articulation agreements between the two-year and four-year schools can go a long way to minimize the difficulties experienced by students when transferring to a senior college. This paper will focus on the process used by the School of Engineering at the City College of New York and Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College to develop a new joint/dual program in Electrical Engineering. We will discuss the impact such collaborations have on students along with the advantages gain from these types of institutional relationships.

Karim, M., & Walser, A. (2004, June), Developing A Joint/Dual Program And Its Impact On Underrepresented Engineering Students Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13441

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