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Title: Evergreen Valley College Increases Retention of both Female and Male Automotive Students by over 25%
Url: http://www.iwitts.org/proven-practices/topics/recruitment/254-evergre...
Publisher: National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science
Description: This page links to a case study of Evergreen Valley College's student retention strategies. The college has implemented a few key methods to increase retention of both female and male automotive students, including:
-Changing the culture in introductory courses from one where "weeding out" students was normal to a culture focused on "screening in" students.
-Using "modeling" in the classroom -- instructors model or demonstrate the lab, lecture and then have students do hands-on activities. Many instructors skip the "demonstration" step.
-A literacy course using automotive terminology was developed for students in the course of the Project; this had been planned prior to the CalWomenTech Project.

These strategies may prove useful for other community college programs looking to increase retention rates and attract new students.
LC Classification: Technology -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics. -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics -- Motor vehicles -- Automobiles for freight, etc. Trucks -- Maintenance and repair
Education -- Individual institutions (United States) -- Individual institutions -- United States -- Community colleges. Junior colleges
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Automobiles. Automobile travel. Motor vehicles
GEM Subject: Vocational Education
Science -- Technology
Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Engineering
Date Issued: 2010-06
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Reference
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: Administrators
College/University Instructors
Curriculum Supervisors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Contact the National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science for copyright information
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2012-03-30 03:00:04 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-02-07 14:35:09 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Project
Source: ATE Projects
Full Record Views: 12
Resource URL Clicks: 1
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