Outside of Major Courses

Recommendation
Engineering student advisors need to be aware of and often mediate students’ perceptions of required, outside-of-major courses (e.g. calculus and physics) and faculty that can undermine student confidence and their commitment to an engineering degree. For example, the grading schema used in some physics classes can destroy students’ self-efficacy.

Supporting References
Impact of Departmental Sovereignty and Faculty Autonomy on Service Classes for Engineering Majors

Industrial Engineering Student Perceptions of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering

‘I Wish I Belonged More in this Whole Engineering Group:’ Achieving Individual Diversity