Faculty Advisor

Zeugner, John F.


The purpose of this study was to determine the value of the WPI Davis Tutorial, or later called "Project-based Learning Community (PLC), and its effect on first-year students at WPI. The study was based on researching other learning communities and forms of pedagogy, then developing a student survey of former Tutorial/PLC students to test perceptions and its benefits. The study supplies new projects, recommendations based on survey and consideration of outside assessment reports. The report concludes with 41 recommendations.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts