Is student performance in engineering core courses affected by time elapsed since prerequisite courses?

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Abstract

Material and energy balances are a foundational core subject in chemical engineering. This study, still in progress, will evaluate the effect of time elapsed between completion of the material and energy balances course(s) and the start of other core chemical engineering courses. Two cohorts are being tracked: one took material and energy balances in the summer of 2014 and the other is taking it during the 2014/2015 academic year. These two cohorts will take a set of junior chemical engineering courses simultaneously in the fall of 2015. Student mastery of material and energy balances will be measured through course grades and through assessment rubrics applied to exam problem solutions. Correlations between mastery of material and energy balances and success in subsequent core courses will be examined to determine whether the longer delay was detrimental to the summer 2014 cohort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Translating Research into Practice, REES 2015 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Jul 13 2015Jul 15 2015

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Other6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Translating Research into Practice, REES 2015
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period7/13/157/15/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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    Dahm, K. (2015). Is student performance in engineering core courses affected by time elapsed since prerequisite courses?. Paper presented at 6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Translating Research into Practice, REES 2015, Dublin, Ireland.