Event Title

T2-C: The Influence of a Summer Lecture/Laboratory Course on Students’ Transition from a Two-Year Program to a Four-Year College

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Bill France C

Start Date

5-3-2018 10:45 AM

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The Citadel offers many engineering curricula to day and evening students. The School of Engineering evening program accepts students from partnering and technical colleges for a 2+2 program. Evening students at The Citadel are required to take additional courses during summer in order to catch up and graduate in four years. The transition happens over the summer when students are required to take four courses in order to be ready for full-time enrollment during Fall and Spring semesters. The Civil and Mechanical Engineering Departments require their students to take Dynamics and Mechanics of Materials during the first summer along with other discipline-specific courses. This paper will study the influence of the lecture and lab of the Mechanics of Materials course on the transition. Surveys, course evaluations and additional students’ comments will be assessed in order to improve students’ preparedness and minimize the effect of the changing of colleges.

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Mar 5th, 10:45 AM

T2-C: The Influence of a Summer Lecture/Laboratory Course on Students’ Transition from a Two-Year Program to a Four-Year College

Bill France C

The Citadel offers many engineering curricula to day and evening students. The School of Engineering evening program accepts students from partnering and technical colleges for a 2+2 program. Evening students at The Citadel are required to take additional courses during summer in order to catch up and graduate in four years. The transition happens over the summer when students are required to take four courses in order to be ready for full-time enrollment during Fall and Spring semesters. The Civil and Mechanical Engineering Departments require their students to take Dynamics and Mechanics of Materials during the first summer along with other discipline-specific courses. This paper will study the influence of the lecture and lab of the Mechanics of Materials course on the transition. Surveys, course evaluations and additional students’ comments will be assessed in order to improve students’ preparedness and minimize the effect of the changing of colleges.