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Student Success Initiative to Engage and Provide Academic Support for First-Year Engineering Students

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Conference

2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

Conference Session

First-Year Programs: Work in Progress Postcard Session

Tagged Division

First-Year Programs

Page Count

8

DOI

10.18260/1-2--33301

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/33301

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155

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Lindsay Corneal Grand Valley State University

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Lindsay Corneal is an Associate Professor in the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing at Grand Valley State University. She received her B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor, a M.B.A. from Lawrence Technological University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Materials Science and Engineering.

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Nicholas A. Baine Grand Valley State University

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Nicholas Baine, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering. His expertise is in the design of electrical control systems and sensor data fusion. As an instructor, he specializes in teaching freshman courses as well as control systems and design of digital and embedded systems. While at Wright State University, he was part of the group which developed a new model to teach mathematics to engineering students. As a faculty member at Grand Valley State University, he is working with faculty to continuously develop and improve the freshman design courses.

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Samhita Rhodes Grand Valley State University

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Dr. Samhita Rhodes is the Assistant Director of the School of Engineering and Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Program at Grand Valley State University. She received her Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Pune, India, and her Master's and Doctorate from Marquette University, Wisconsin.

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Abstract

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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