Friday, June 19, 2015

U. of Texas Campus Seeks to Retain Students Through Data and Personal Coaching

The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 19th, 2015

It’s difficult to retain students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Of the students who declared STEM majors at some point from 2003 to 2009, nearly half had switched out of the sciences by 2009.
But the newly formed University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley hopes to keep more students in those and related fields — and on track to graduate on time — by mixing big-data and personalized approaches. This fall the university will start a competency-based biomedical-sciences program through a new system called TEx, or "Total Educational Experience." The system closely monitors students’ progress in their courses, taking into account outside demands that might hinder their ability to complete coursework.

No comments:

Post a Comment

To eliminate spam comments at restricted to registered users. Additionally, all posts are moderated to further prevent spam and off topic discourse. We strive to post all on topic comments.