Faculty-Student Interaction (FSI):  
Simple, time-effective actions to improve student engagement and persistence in engineering


Two of the most significant factors affecting engineering student engagement, retention, and academic performance are the quality and extent of students’ interactions with engineering faculty. Positive student learning outcomes are correlated with faculty discussion with students about the nature of engineering work and affirmation of students’ ability to successfully perform such work.
— Dr. Norman Fortenberry, Executive Director of the American Society for Engineering Education

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  • Faculty-Student Interactions are time-effective faculty efforts that have positive benefits for student learning and success.
  • Faculty-Student Interactions directly impact students’ perceptions of their ability to succeed.
  • Read the research on faculty-student interaction to learn more about why you should use FSI's in your classroom. 

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