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Title: A First Year Seminar for Surveying Engineering and the Effects on Retention PDF
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Creator: Seybert, Thomas A.
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: A first-year seminar for surveying students in the college of engineering was added to the surveying engineering curriculum in 1998. The course is used to introduce students to college academics, the scholarly community, and the surveying profession. Class sizes are limited to 20 students in order to keep the student-teacher ratio low and provide the students an opportunity to make friends with 19 other students in their major. Team exercises are used in several elements of the course. One of the purposes of the course is to build a comfortable academic relationship between the first-semester surveying student and a full-time faculty member in the surveying program. A broader goal of the seminar is to improve student retention from the first year to the second year. This paper presents the topical outline of the first-year seminar and describes a few team exercises that have been well received by the students. Retention rates of first-year surveying students before and after the course was implemented are compared.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Higher education -- Curriculum
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Teaching (Principles and practice) -- Instructional systems -- Instructional systems design
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-11-04 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-12 15:22:34 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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