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Programs and Activities

The Engineering Academic Excellence Program has many programs and activities that are designed to help students excel in and out of the classroom.

Sunday Tutorial/Professional Development Sessions

 Sunday tutorial/professional development sessions are weekly two-hour sessions committed to academic preparation and professional development. Students are provided an opportunity to study or receive assistance with course material for the first hour. During the second hour, professional development sessions are presented by representatives of engineering companies, alumni of the program, campus representatives, or program staff.


Collaborative LearningIn order to foster collaborative and peer learning, the AEP organizes transitioning engineering students into study groups, based on a common technical course. The groups meet for one collaborative learning session each week, based on a common convenient time. Mentor-tutors, which are upperclassmen proficient in the subject matter, are assigned as facilitators to each of the groups. The mentor- tutors provide structure to the session and insure that problem-solving progress at a reasonable pace.

Interactive Learning Lab

Interactive Learning LabAEP offers an Interactive Learning Laboratory designed to provide a structured, nurturing environment where students transitioning into engineering can receive supplemental instruction in mathematics, chemistry, physics, critical thinking and college survival skills.

The Interactive Learning Laboratory blends a variety of approaches to learning, including one-on-one learning sessions and collaborative (peer) learning. However, the centerpiece of the forum is the instructional program offered via CD-ROM interactive software technology. The lab is staffed with graduate and undergraduate students as coordinators/facilitators.

The lab also has time management and college success strategies components, tailored specifically for the Auburn Engineering environment.

Peer Learning Sessions

TutoringThe Academic Excellence Program assists freshmen and transfer engineering students who need extra help in entry-level math, chemistry and physics.

The tutorials are led by a team of volunteer upperclassmen who are proficient in the subjects.

The format of the learning sessions foster peer group learning as well as one-on-one learning with a facilitator.