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Review of Living Learning Communities and their impact on first year engineering college students

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2019 ASEE PNW Section Conference

Location

Corvallis, Oregon

Publication Date

March 20, 2019

Start Date

March 20, 2019

End Date

March 22, 2019

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6

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https://216.185.13.174/31890

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90

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Samantha Schauer Boise State University

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Samantha Schauer is a student at Boise State University, graduating in May 2020 with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Applied Mathematics. Samantha works as an Undergraduate Research Assistant under Dr. Krishna Pakala. She is also actively involved in the Honors College, the Society of Women Engineers, and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.

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Krishna Pakala Boise State University

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Krishna Pakala, Ph.D., is an Clinical Associate Professor at Boise State University, Idaho. His academic research interests include innovative teaching and learning strategies, use of emerging technologies, and mobile teaching and learning strategies.

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Kim MB Tucker

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Kim Tucker is currently completing her Doctoral Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and works as the Coordinator of Residential Learning for in the Living Learning Program at Boise State University. Kim’s research passions are examining how social learning can lead to impactful learning experiences and a stronger sense of community. Kim is passionate about providing students with opportunities where they can enhance meaningful relationships with their peers, professors, and within their own community.

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Abstract

Traditionally, first-year college students do not have a community of like-minded peers with whom they are able to learn. Adding to first-year engineering college students’ (FYECS) struggles is the fact that many students do not have a mentor in their related field and are unable to start building their professional repertoire, network, and/or practical skills. Living Learning Communities (LLC) can offer a platform for postsecondary institutions to increase recruitment, engagement, and sense of belonging for students who live in an LLC. LLCs have been described in the literature as themed living and learning communities where students take a common course(s), participate in extracurricular activities with one another, and live in the same residence hall. This literature review examined relevant published work on 1) What impacts do LLCs have for all students who live in an LLC; 2) What are the impacts on first-year engineering college students living in an LLC, and 3) What theoretical frameworks are used in literature when examining the impacts an LLC has on first-year engineering college students.

Schauer, S., & Pakala, K., & Tucker, K. M. (2019, March), Review of Living Learning Communities and their impact on first year engineering college students Paper presented at 2019 ASEE PNW Section Conference, Corvallis, Oregon. https://216.185.13.174/31890

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