USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Thursday, April 14 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Increasing Engineering Student Success and Engagement Through an Integrated, Collaborative First-Year Seminar

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Nirmal Trivedi, Hillary Steiner, Lori Lowder, Laura Ruhala, Ruth Goldfine

This presentation describes the result of a collaboration between several faculty members on two campuses to develop a course that will equip first-year engineering majors with the skills and strategies they need to succeed in STEM courses. Supported by a Complete College Georgia Incubate grant, this course, to be offered in fall 2016, is rooted in literature on self-regulation and active learning and is based on a similar model that promoted student success and engagement among first-year biology and chemistry majors. Conference participants interested in learning more about engaging first-year programs and how they can adapt them for their own institutions are invited to attend.


Lori Lowder

Kennesaw State University
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Laura Ruhala

Kennesaw State University
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Hillary Steiner

Kennesaw State University
I am Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Psychological Science at Kennesaw State University... Read More →
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Nirmal Trivedi

Kennesaw State University

Thursday April 14, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
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