The B.S. in Physics at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico was created in 1980. In 1996 it went through a major curricular transformation. Since then, policies of enrollment have changed three times. From 1996 to 2003, almost any applicant were accepted regardless their academic abilities. Applicants who were rejected of other career options could also be accepted into the B-S. in Physics with the sole criterion of vacancy. From 2004 to 2009, enrollment was reduced considering the historical drop out. That is, a limit was imposed in order to accept applicants who considered Physics their first career option. There was also a limit based on academic skills. Only students with a certain score (the sum of performance on an aptitude test and grades from a previous school level) were accepted. From 2010 to 2013, enrollment increased again and grades on the Scholastic Aptitude Test were extraordinarily high. The present research analyzed data on enrollment to evaluate their impact on transit and completion of the curricular model of education. Results showed an increase of the quality of students who were admitted with an impact on dropout rate (decrement) and terminal efficiency (increment).
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
|Event||conference - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2016 → …
|Period||1/01/16 → …|
Rojas-Glez, A., Rodriguez-Perez, M. E., Vera-Soria, F., & Chavez-Chavez, A. (2016). IMSCI 2016 - 10th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings. 121-125. Paper presented at conference, . https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=85013658867&origin=inward