June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
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Engineering Student Success: An Intervention CourseThis paper describes a collaborative effort of campus partners at NC State University inpiloting a new course aimed at underperforming second semester freshmen engineeringstudents. The 1 credit hour course was offered in spring 2009 and again in spring 2010.Through this effort, we have developed, tested and revised a model structure andcurriculum that can be used for the entire campus community related to improving theacademic success of underperforming freshmen students. The course, entitled E298Engineering Student Success, was offered for the first time in spring 2009 and involvedcollaborative teaching teams from the College of Engineering, from the Division ofEnrollment Management and Services (EMAS) and the Academic Support Program forStudent Athletes (ASPSA). The curriculum for the course focuses on developing learningoutcomes and competencies related to: • academic performance, • time management and organizational skills, • stress management, • decision-making, and • academic and test taking skills.The effectiveness of the course was evaluated for each year offered by (a) comparingstudent's overall GPAs at the end of the first and at the end of the second semester, (b)assessing a set of student cognitive variables at the beginning and end of the course, (c)tracking student retention and persistence in the fall of the second year, (d) comparingstudent performance and retention to two comparison groups of students who did not takethe new course. Within-group and between-group comparisons are highlighted.This paper discusses how students were identified and invited to participate; the structureand curriculum of the course and the teaching teams; the evaluation results from twoofferings of the course; and our future plans and enhancements for the pilot.Key words: academic intervention, student success, retention, persistence.
Raubenheimer, D., & Lavelle, J. P., & Leach, M. T., & White, S. L., & Moses, P. A. (2011, June), Engineering Student Success: An Intervention Course Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17884
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