A comprehensive plan to improve retention and graduation rates in engineering fields

Mehdi Shadaram, Thomas B. Morrow, C. Mauli Agrawal

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Abstract

We have briefly discussed several recently implemented programs for improving the retention and graduation of engineering students at UTSA. The strategies discussed include the implementation of "Just in Time Mathematics" course for the newly admitted engineering students, which is discussed in more details. The primary objective for JITM is to help prepare students for the basic engineering courses during their freshman year. Our initial assessment indicates a substantial improvement in the retention rates among JITM cohorts in comparison to the traditional cohorts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
ISBN (Print)9780878232413
StatePublished - 2012
Event119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2012Jun 13 2012

Other

Other119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period6/10/126/13/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Shadaram, M., Morrow, T. B., & Agrawal, C. M. (2012). A comprehensive plan to improve retention and graduation rates in engineering fields. In 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition American Society for Engineering Education.