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Authors:Staffan Andersson: Division of Physics Education Research, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University
Jannika Andersson Chronholm: Division of Physics Education Research, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University
Birgitta Gelin: Office for Science and Technology, Uppsala University
Publication title:Student retention in engineering education - Examples of how it looks and what can be done
Conference:3:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar; 30 november - 1 december; Campus Norrköping; Linköpings universitet
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:075
Article No.:011
Abstract:There is an ongoing effort to find better ways to measure; visualize and understand student retention. We have explored the retention pattern for engineering programmes at Uppsala University. We indentify some distinctive features; such as the rapid decline of student numbers during the first two years of study; which is enhanced during summer holidays and a steadier situation after the first two years. A qualitative analysis yielded four reasons for student departure from our programmes: dissatisfaction with the study experience; problems to handle studies; conflicts of interest and lacking work connection. We related these reasons to the observed retention pattern and suggest implications for future practice.
Language:English
Keywords:Student departure; student retention
Year:2012
No. of pages:5
Pages:53-57
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/075/011/ecp12075011.pdf
Available:2012-06-26
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Staffan Andersson, Jannika Andersson Chronholm, Birgitta Gelin (2012). Student retention in engineering education - Examples of how it looks and what can be done, 3:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar; 30 november - 1 december; Campus Norrköping; Linköpings universitet http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=075;article=011 (accessed 12/18/2014)