Title

Advising for Retention and Graduation

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

3-2015

Conference Name

American Society of Engineering Education 2015 Illinois-Indiana Section Conference

Conference Location

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN

Abstract

With the increase in State and Federal legislation that now holds universities accountable for the graduation and retention of students, it is more important than ever to employ good strategies in academic advising. The culture has shifted from the onus being on the student to plan their path to graduation to today where the academic advisors, professors and the university are responsible to make sure the students stay enrolled and graduate on time. With this increasing responsibility, what must we do in an academic advisor role to retain our students and see them to a timely graduation? This paper will address the strategies that can be employed in academic advising within the fields of engineering and engineering technology. The brief will cover techniques for student retention and paths to graduation. With

the increase in State and Federal legislation, universities are now held accountable for the graduation and retention of students and those graduation and retention rates are also being used in funding formulas. In fact, only 59% of first time full time freshmen enrolling in 2006 graduated in 6 years by the year 2102.3 It is more important now than ever to employ good proactive strategies in academic advising to meet these gradation and retention goals. The culture has shifted from the onus being on the student to plan their path to graduation to today where the academic advisors, professors and the university are responsible to make sure the students stay enrolled and graduate on time. With this increasing responsibility, what do we need to do to as academic advisers in engineering and technology that will help our students stay and graduate on time?

Disciplines

Engineering

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