Flexible and sustainable interventions for mathematics support of first-year students

Andria Costello Staniec, Helen M. Doerr

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In responding to the need to improve retention in the first year of engineering, many institutions have developed a range of academic support programs, including learning communities, peer mentoring, summer bridge programs, tutorial services and supplemental instructional workshops 1,2,3,4,5. Student participation in these programs is intended to engage students more actively in their own learning processes, thus leading to improved learning outcomes, increased student motivation and, ultimately, retention 6,7. In this paper, we describe the re-design of a traditional mathematics support program focusing on engineering and computer science students in their first-year of a four-year degree in the LC Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University. We will present data that assesses student perceptions and performance in both the traditional and re-designed support programs and will make recommendations for future work in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2012
Event119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2012Jun 13 2012


Other119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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