ERIC Number: EJ917219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
A Retrospective Study of the Impact Faculty Dispositions Have on Undergraduate Engineering Students
Hong, Barbara S. S.; Shull, Peter J.
College Student Journal, v44 n2 p266-278 Jun 2010
Despite the progress made in studying the dynamics of attracting and retaining STEM students, limited research have focused on understanding the values and impact faculty could have on the learning outcomes of students. This exploratory study presents the voices of six successful engineering students through a case study interview approach. Common themes of frustration included the lack of quality faculty as well as the absence of quality teaching at the undergraduate engineer program. Participants generally perceived their professors as either a significant source of support or the root of their frustrations. Findings revealed that faculty variables do significantly influence the sustainability of STEM students.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Influence, Case Studies, Interviews, Teacher Qualifications, Student Attitudes, Majors (Students), Teacher Student Relationship, STEM Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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