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ERIC Number: ED493825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 38
Abstractor: Author
More Than Meets the Eye: Curricular and Programmatic Effects on Student Learning
Lambert, Amber D.; Terenzini, Patrick T.; Lattuca, Lisa R.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutional Research (Chicago, IL, May 16, 2006)
This paper reports the effects of program characteristics and faculty activities on students' experiences and, ultimately, the development of students' analytical and group skills. Data come from nationally representative samples of 4,330 seniors, 1,243 faculty members, and 147 engineering program chairs on 39 campuses nationwide. Findings indicate that program characteristics and faculty behaviors and values have significant, if relatively small and largely indirect, effects on student learning by encouraging (or discouraging) certain kinds of student experiences, which, in turn, influence student learning. The results point to a need for more complex designs than are typically adopted in most learning outcomes studies. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.) [This study was supported by a grant from the Accrediting Board of Engineering and Engineering Technology (ABET).]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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