Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Building a community of purpose is helpful to guiding engineering students to adapt and succeed in transition from high school to higher education learning environments. In such learning environments, the capacity to studiously pursue long-term goals can be a defining characteristic of successful students. As such, resilience is recognized as an attribute that is important to the retention and graduation of first-generation university students.
We report using online tools to support student self-awareness and development. We share lessons learnt at both a community college and a university, where science and engineering students were provided access and support for building positive habits through using an technology-based tools for engaging first-generation students.
Testing the impact of mentoring strategies helps us to guide our efforts to provide accessible and responsive coaching and mentoring that is both self-paced and beyond the classroom. We share the results of implementation on multiple sections of entering and first-year student courses. The conclusions of the work provide the basis for pushing the efforts into all entering student courses in biology and engineering through a shared community-college and university project.
Golding, P., & Arreola, C., & Pitcher, M. T., & Fernandez-Pena, C., & Geller, H. E., & Andrade, G., & Golding, D. E., & Lugo Nevarez, H. E., & Espinoza, P. A., & Gomez, H., & Hemmitt, H., & Stearns, M. (2018, June), Growing Character Strengths Across Boundaries Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30564
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