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McShannon, Judy; Derlin, Roberta – 2000
In the context of studies of retaining minority and women students in engineering, this study explored how students perceived that they learned best, how they interacted with other students and faculty, and how students interacted differently during class and between classes in pursuing their engineering studies. The sample was 515 undergraduate…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Students, Engineering Education, Females
Derlin, Roberta; And Others – 1996
Institutions of higher education are responding to increasing demands for accountability at all levels of government. The demands are also coming from regional accrediting associations in the form of a call for institutions to document their efforts in the areas of effectiveness and outcome assessment. This paper describes briefly this…
Descriptors: Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), College Outcomes Assessment, Curriculum Based Assessment
Derlin, Roberta; McShannon, Judy – 1996
This paper describes the Action Research (AR) Team model for joining classroom observations with collegial interaction among university faculty, teaching assistants, and university students to improve pedagogy and the retention of diverse students in higher education. The paper includes a progress report of efforts to develop the model and apply…
Descriptors: Action Research, Blacks, Classroom Observation Techniques, College Faculty