“Increasing student retention: A challenge shared worldwide. How can we improve this? Let’s share our ideas”
All over the world, retention rates of first year Engineering and Computer Science discipline courses seem to be lowering. Regardless of the type of college or university, public or private, the number of enrolled students or any other particular condition, it seems that we are all facing the same challenge. How can we deal with it? How can we effectively improve retention? Shall we pamper students? Shall we challenge students? These and other questions will be discussed in an interactive workshop intended for faculties and authorities concerned about this challenge. Colleagues from three different countries will guide the discussion and report about individual experiences.