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The Relationship between Teaming and Sense of Connection in a First-Year Engineering Program
SessionPoster Session 2
DescriptionThe relationship between team effectiveness and student online connectedness was investigated in a first-year engineering program developed around teaming projects. While team effectiveness has typically been incorporated in learning environments to obtain specific content-related learning objectives or career preparedness outcomes, our goal was to determine in the teaming could also contribute to students’ sense of community and connectedness during remote courses during the pandemic. Our exploratory study determined that several of the teaming effectiveness factors significantly predicted factors from the Online Student Connectedness Survey. We discuss the possibility of intentionally utilizing good teaming practices to enhance students' sense of community and connectedness to courses or programs of study.