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Engineering Retention Project Records

Engineering Retention Project Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Engineering Retention Project Records
Identification: MF056
Date: 1994
Size/Quantity: 0.05 linear feet (one archival folder)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: York, C. Michael
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The Engineering Retention Project was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). These records include the third year activities annual report, dated October 4, 1994.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Engineering Retention Project represents a study of the challenge of retaining qualified matriculants in an academic program, specifically, NSF initiatives in engineering education improvement, including the societal need for increases in the enrollment and retention of under-represented segments of the engineering student population.

Scope and Content Note

The Engineering Retention Project records are composed of a summary of the third-year activities of the project; an annotated bibliography on general student retention; a report on undergraduate persistence to the baccalaureate; a report on the effects of social support on college adjustment; a study on why students leave universities without a degree; and a perspective on the causes of college retention.

Index Terms

College dropouts--Prevention.
Engineering students.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Engineering Retention Project Records (MF056), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


C. Michael York, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, donated these records (Accession #2001.034).

Processing Information

Germaine Schanzmeyer processed these papers in 2003.

Revisions to Finding Aid

December 2005:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. September 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

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    1Report, 1994