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ERIC Number: EJ1135428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2014-5349
Help to New Students of ICT Systems Engineering Degree at EPSEM-UPC: Mentoring
Gorchs Altarriba, Roser; Molinero Albareda, Xavier
Journal of Technology and Science Education, v4 n2 p108-115 2014
Freshmen at the Manresa School of Engineering, Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Manresa (EPSEM), of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) are voluntarily provided with the mentoring service during their initial period at University. Mentoring gives academic, teaching and self-organizational support. It improves academic results and reduces the percentage desertion of the studies. The mentor is usually an experimented student who is studying his last year's Degree. The goal of the present work is to expose how mentoring is performanced in ICT (Information, Communication and Technology) Systems Engineering Degree at EPSEM. These studies have been recently created and they are unique in Spain (according to our knowledge). We present here a treatment and analysis of the performance and possible actions that have taken in account in order to continuous improvement. We have analyzed the methodology and the opinion of the Degree's students during two academic years (2010-2011 and 2011-2012) in which mentoring was possible thanks to a Grant from EnginyCat AGAUR (Agency for Administration of University and Research Grants of "Generalitat de Catalunya") and the UPC. Then, this Grant was unfortunately cancelled and mentoring could not go on. That is why mentoring has been just applied few academic years, what is not enough to develop an exhaustive statistical analysis. However, we think that results are very interesting and we aim to carry on with this activity as soon as possible in order to develop more comprehensive results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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