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U327·First-Year Programs: Paying More Attention to Retention
Technical · First-Year Programs Division
Sun. June 25, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Room A211, Columbus Convention Center
Session Description

Retention is one of the major issues we face as first-year engineering educators. What steps can we take to prevent our students from losing confidence in their ability to succeed as engineers? This is the second of two sessions that will examine this topic.

  1. Moderated by Dr. Robin A.M Hensel and Dr. Cynthia Helen Carlson PE P.E.
Papers Presented
  1. Relationship Between The Number of Reasons Students Cited To Study Engineering and Their Retention and Graduation Rates [view paper] Mr. Paa Kwasi Adusei (University of Cincinnati), Dr. Nora Honken (University of Cincinnati), and Dr. Patricia A. Ralston (University of Louisville)
  2. Classroom Belonging and Student Performance in the Introductory Engineering Classroom [view paper] Dr. Mark Schar (Stanford University), Sophia Lerner Pink (Stanford University), Kayla Powers (Stanford University), Mr. Adrian Piedra (Stanford University), Ms. Shivani Alexandra Torres (Stanford University), Mr. Kai Jun Chew (Stanford University), and Dr. Sheri Sheppard (Stanford University)
  3. Exploring Engineering Identity in a Common Introduction to Engineering Course to Improve Retention [view paper] Dr. Michele Yatchmeneff (University of Alaska Anchorage) and Dr. Matthew Calhoun (University of Alaska Anchorage)
  4. Effect of Cohorts on Student Retention in Engineering [view paper] Dr. Patricia R. Backer (San Jose State University) and Ms. Cindy Kato (Affiliation unknown)
  5. First-Year Engineering Students' Perceptions of their Abilities to Succeed [view paper] Dr. Tanya Dugat Wickliff (Texas A&M University), Dr. Noemi V. Mendoza Diaz (Texas A&M University), Dr. Jacques C. Richard (Texas A&M University), and Dr. So Yoon Yoon (Texas A&M University)
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