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A considerable number of students leave engineering within the first year. At the School of Engineering, we have identified several factors that cause students to leave. We ran three initiatives in the Fall semester to help underprepared first-year students in transitioning from school to college. These initiatives are pilot for a First-year Academy (FA) program that we plan to offer starting next year to increase the school retention rate. The three initiatives target social, metacognitive and academic skills. The first initiative is a mentoring program; the second a metacognition course; and the third an online mathematics help module. This paper discusses each initiative, the lessons learned, and the plan for moving forward.
Kiassat, C., & ElKharboutly, R. (2020, June), Peer Mentoring, Learning Strategies Course, and Online Math-Help Module to Increase Retention in School of Engineering Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35044
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