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Examples of Academic Support Systems to Improve Student Success

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Amir Karimi

University of Texas at San Antonio

Paper No. IMECE2006-15348, pp. 301-306; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2006-15348
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

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has implemented a number of academic support systems to address obstacles to student success and to improve student retention. This paper describes the student demographics at UTSA, provides tracking data on student enrollment and retention, and includes discussion of the underlying causes of student attrition. It will describe some of the programs that are implemented to improve student success. Data is provided to measure the level of success of some of the programs that have implemented for the student success.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME
Topics: Students

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