June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
24.1346.1 - 24.1346.14
Using Student Instruction to Increase Retention in Civil Engineering The XXX School of Engineering was challenged by the College President in 2011 to retain and grow the number of engineering students in their respective programs. The concept of increasing the number of engineering students thereby increasing the number of graduates was analyzed as part of strategic planning for the School of Engineering. Key indicators found during this were increased marketing, preparedness of the incoming students, retention of those who arrive, and the addition of new programs. This paper will only focus on the retention of those students who arrive each year as freshman. The School of Engineering used a simple suggestion by one of its faculty concerning a well‐known concept such as SI, student or supplemental instruction, to improve retention of engineering freshman by more than 40%. This paper will establish the conditions prior to the implementation of SI, the challenges in implementing and sustaining SI, and the retention results that are greatly influenced by SI.
Welch, R. W., & Bower, K. C., & Marley, K., & Martin, A. K. (2014, June), Using Student Instruction to Increase Retention in Engineering Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23279
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