Work in progress - Establishing and maintaining successful community college partnerships

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Abstract

Four-year universities exhibit very low twoyear retention within engineering fields. Community colleges represent an attractive source to replace those cohort losses with upper division transfer students. The community college system, however, is often used inefficiently by those students, who often find that they have much longer courses of study remaining after they arrive at a university to study engineering. Summer internships that expose community college students to the university environment and to engineering design processes are a valuable tool to ease student transition. Distance education offerings of introductory engineering courses improve curriculum efficiency. Increased student awareness and communication with university faculty and specialized advisors will improve student recruiting and retention through this valuable state resource.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationImagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2009Oct 21 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period10/18/0910/21/09

Keywords

  • Community college partnerships
  • Distance education
  • Transfer student

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    Baker, M. C., & Nutter, B. (2009). Work in progress - Establishing and maintaining successful community college partnerships. In 39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 [5350503] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2009.5350503