A Learning Village: Utilizing a Holistic Approach to Create Connections between Community College Pre-Engineering Students and Iowa State’s College of Engineering

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2009-06-01
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Mickelson, Steven
Baughman, Jacqulyn
Mickelson, Steven
Darrow, Mary
Mina, Mani
Goodwin, Mary
Chrystal, Lora
Castleberry, Paul
Garrett, Jennifer
Gruenewald, Paul
Jedele, Randy
Mina, Mani
McMaken, Harry
Saunders, Kevin
Smith, Randy
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Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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As part of a 5-year NSF grant, the partnership between Iowa State University (ISU) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) resulted in the Student Enrollment and Engagement through Connections (SEEC) project. This project is driven by five distinct Objective Teams (O-Teams) with each responsible for achieving specific objectives. These objectives are directly aligned with the project’s goal of increasing the number of students entering and earning an engineering degree at ISU. The SEEC project provided the opportunity to model and build a “learning village” based on ISU’s nationally recognized learning community foundation, and to increase student connections between these Iowa educational institutions. The intent of this paper is to chronicle the accomplishments of one of the O-Teams, the Learning Village Team, in the quest to achieve its overarching objective of “building a learning village that enhances student connections and creates ISU connections for community college pre-engineering transfer students.”

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This proceeding is from Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition.

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