Supporting transition, engagement and retention in first year engineering

Crosthwaite, Caroline and Kavanagh, Lydia (2012). Supporting transition, engagement and retention in first year engineering. In: Conference Proceedings for EE2012 - Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education. International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education (EE2012), Coventry, United Kingdom, (). 18-20 September 2012.

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Author Crosthwaite, Caroline
Kavanagh, Lydia
Title of paper Supporting transition, engagement and retention in first year engineering
Conference name International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education (EE2012)
Conference location Coventry, United Kingdom
Conference dates 18-20 September 2012
Proceedings title Conference Proceedings for EE2012 - Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education
Journal name EE 2012 - International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education, Conference Proceedings
Place of Publication Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Publisher Loughborough University
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781907632167
Total pages 10
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Over the last decade The University of Queensland implemented a comprehensive first year engineering program of curricular and extra-curricular activities to support the transition, engagement and retention of students. This includes small group 'design and build' projects beginning with an Orientation to Engineering Project Day, a comprehensive program of pre-arrival academic advising, and on line diagnostic testing for pre-requisite knowledge and skills. Dedicated physical (Engineering Learning Centre) and virtual (First year Hub) learning spaces are also provided. Quantitative and qualitative data on first year attrition, academic success and retention, the student experience, and student engagement is presented as evidence of the efficacy of this program.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Paper GP131.

 
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