Does It Matter Who Teaches a Core Mathematics Course to Engineering Undergraduates?

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As part of getting the country into an economic recovery,1,2 the nation is seeking to graduate 100,000 engineering students per year to meet the demand of high skill engineering jobs. At the same time, engineering majors are changing their minds3 and switching majors. Most of this switching takes place in the first year. The number of undergraduates who begin with a major in engineering and then drop out or change majors ranges from 40% to 70% 4,5,6. It is a misconception that the dropout rate in engineering is higher than it is in other majors. The truth is that many do not start as engineering majors.

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition