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On the Path to World Class Retention

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Edward Hensel, Amy Hortop

Rochester Institute of Technology

Paper No. IMECE2006-15893, pp. 217; 1 page
doi:10.1115/IMECE2006-15893
From:
  • ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Innovations in Engineering Education: Mechanical Engineering Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 5 – 10, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Mechanical Engineering Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4781-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3790-4
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME

abstract

Retention of students from the first to second year of engineering programs has long been recognized as an important and challenging hurdle. The Mechanical Engineering Department at RIT has implemented several changes to its first year programs and student support services during the preceding five years, which have resulted in a significant increase in one-year retention. During the 2005-06 academic year, additional support services were provided to first year learning communities in combination with course offering logistics modifications. Additional focus was placed on building a firm relationship between each student and their faculty adviser. Six initiatives were studied during the 2005-06 academic year, resulting in a projected first year retention rate of 98% at the institution, and 96% retention within the mechanical engineering department.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME

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