June 24, 2007
June 24, 2007
June 27, 2007
12.1325.1 - 12.1325.9
STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE IMPOTANCE OF FACULTY COMMITMENT TO STUDENT SUCCESS FOR THEIR LEARNING/ SUCCESS
The objective of this study was to explore the relationships between students’ perceptions of the importance of the faculty commitment to student success to their learning/success, expressed in terms of self-reported technical competencies and GPA in a technology-based baccalaureate electronics engineering technology (EET) program at a teaching university. The sample (N=225) represented seniors of the BSEET program from 13 geographically diverse campuses of a teaching university. Regression analyses revealed significant and direct relationships between faculty commitment to student success (FCSS) and student learning/success in terms of self-reported technical competency (effect size is medium). Student GPA failed to reveal any significant relationships with faculty commitment to student success (FCSS).
Predicting the success of students engaged in higher education is important. Many models have been developed to predict student success in chosen fields of study, as well as at the chosen college or university. Success in education has been linked to a variety of intellectual and non-cognitive skills 1-9.
II. Purpose of the Study
The purpose of this research project was to explore the relationship between students’ perceptions of the importance of faculty commitment to student success and their self- reported learning and success. The research project answers the following questions:
1. How do students perceive the importance of faculty commitment to student success, for their learning and success?
2. Are there associations between students’ perception of the importance of faculty commitment to student success [in terms of dedication to students, high expectations of students, being approachable by students, encouraging student accomplishment, and concern for student success] and student’s self- reported success/learning (expressed in terms of self-reported technical competency, and GPA), as perceived by seniors in the EET program?
Khan, A., & Gloeckner, G., & Morgan, G. (2007, June), Students’ Perceptions Of The Importance Of Faculty Commitment To Student Success For Their Learning Success Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. https://peer.asee.org/2447
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