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Students’ Perceptions Of The Importance Of Faculty Commitment To Student Success For Their Learning Success

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

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June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007

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2153-5965

Conference Session

Professional Development and Scholarship

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Engineering Technology

Page Count

9

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12.1325.1 - 12.1325.9

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https://peer.asee.org/2447

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Ahmed Khan DeVry University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-5330-5380

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Gene Gloeckner Colorado State University

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Dr. Gene Gloeckner is an associate professor of education and human resource studies, in School of Education, Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. from the Ohio state university. He has authored a number of research articles and books. During his 30 years of professional career, he has taught electronics, research design and statistics, and has held various teaching, research and administrative positions at Colorado State University, Montana State University, Ohio State University, and Illinois State University. In addition to writing textbooks, he currently advises students on their dissertations.

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George Morgan Colorado State University

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Dr. George Morgan is a professor emeritus in School of Education, Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. in child development and psychology from Cornell University. During his 40 year professional career, he has conducted programs of research on children’s motivation to master challenging tasks, and has held various teaching, research and administrative positions at Colorado State University, Stanford University and University of Colorado. Dr. Morgan has taught methods and applied statistics to graduate students in education at Colorado State University. In addition to writing textbooks on SPSS and research methods, he currently advises students on their dissertation.

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STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE IMPOTANCE OF FACULTY COMMITMENT TO STUDENT SUCCESS FOR THEIR LEARNING/ SUCCESS

Abstract

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).

I. Introduction

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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