June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
This Work in Progress paper will describe the Student Success Initiative at Grand Valley State University. The Student Success Initiative is focused on the retention of first year engineering students through social engagement and academic support. The social engagement was initiated with an incoming student welcome luncheon for the past two academic years, and in the most recent academic year, a freshman living community was established to help students build an identity as part of the School of Engineering. Academic support was provided through the addition of the Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving course to be taken in parallel with the precalculus math course. Additional help was provided to students through combined office hours by all faculty involved with the introductory engineering courses so that students can seek out help from any instructor. Finally, a series of modules were develop to provide information and activities to help students develop effective learning skills for academic success.
Corneal, L., & Baine, N. A., & Rhodes, S. (2019, June), Student Success Initiative to Engage and Provide Academic Support for First-Year Engineering Students Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33301
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