SOTL: Profiles of Student Engagement in a Required Engineering Course

  • Daria Gerasimova George Mason University
  • Jill Nelson George Mason University


In this SOTL study, we developed student engagement profiles in an undergraduate electrical engineering course and investigated potential differences in achievement among the profiles. Behavioral and emotional engagement were measured using a survey completed by students at the end of the semester, and cluster analysis suggested four engagement profiles. These profiles point to diverse ways in which instructors may structure activities to engage students.