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UNIVERSITY TUTORIAL ACTION AS TOOL FOR MONITORING STUDENTS OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

In the last years the Polytechnic University of Valencia has promoted the university tutorial action program (UTAP). The UTAP comes from analysis of the educational needs of students. This program aims to promote academic excellence, the comprehensive training and careful attention to all university students, promoting the students integration at all levels of the university. Currently the UTAP maintains a general outline for each degree, but it has adapted to the peculiarities of each school. In this work, the program development of the university tutorial action in the Higher Polytechnic School of Alcoy is detailed. The program is focused in the integration and monitoring experiences of students of mechanical engineering. By this way the experience both students and professors is explained and it is analyzed its effectiveness as useful tool for integrating first year students. Also, the monitoring of these students in subsequent years has been carried out with the aim of determine the impact level of the program.