Success factors for students transferring into undergraduate engineering degree programs

Michael F. Anderson, Lance C. Pérez, David Jones, Carmen Zafft

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

A qualitative pilot study designed to ask transfer students about their transfer experiences and develop practices that will increase transfer student success and retention is being conducted. When completed, this qualitative study will include a series of three interviews occurring at three major epochs during a transfer student's first year of study in an undergraduate engineering degree program. The study includes students transferring from community colleges, students transferring from two partner universities in China, and nontraditional students pursuing second careers. The goal of the study is to identify those key factors that lead to a student successfully transferring to undergraduate engineering degree programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011 - Rapid City, SD, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2011Nov 15 2011

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityRapid City, SD
Period10/12/1111/15/11

Keywords

  • community college
  • grounded theory
  • transfer students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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