Practical and holistic strategies that you can use to boost STEM retention.
Incoming STEM students continue to enter higher education underprepared to handle the rigor of the programs. Learn how you can address specific challenges facing first- and second-year STEM students (when the dropout risk is the highest) and link these to solutions that work across the student lifecycle, including:
Throughout this training, you will have the opportunity to interact with both your peers and speakers in the form of working time and coaching sessions. You will leave this training with a working STEM retention plan based on what you will learn at this three-day conference that you can take back to your institution and begin implementing.
Student support services are only one piece of the academic success and retention puzzle. Learn how you can take an innovative approach to evaluating your curriculum and redesigning it to address low retention and bottleneck courses.
STEM academic administrators will benefit from strategies presented on developing and implementing initiatives that promote student success. This conference will also benefit faculty and academic support staff who interact directly with students to improve their persistence and success. Teams of academic administrators and support staff are encouraged to attend as a team to benefit from the shared training experience. Register two colleagues from your institution and a third can attend for 50% off!
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be able to develop a roadmap for comprehensive retention programming for first- and second-year STEM students.
Dr. Melissa Dagley serves as PI of the NSF-funded STEP 1b program “Convincing Outstanding-Math-Potential Admits to Succeed in STEM (COMPASS),” and Director for the formerly NSF-funded “EXCEL:UCF-STEP Pathways to STEM: From Promise to Prominence". She is a Co-PI for the Girls EXCELling in Math and Science (GEMS) and WISE@UCF industry funded women’s mentoring initiatives. In addition to guiding undergraduates towards a successful path in STEM, Dr. Dagley directs the STEM K-12 outreach and teacher training initiatives for the Colleges of Science and Engineering and Computer Science and leads a fellows program for faculty interested in STEM education and education research. Through iSTEM, Dr. Dagley works to promote and enhance collaborative efforts on STEM education and research by bringing together colleges, centers, and institutes on campus, as well as other stakeholders with similar interest in STEM initiatives. Her research interests lie in the areas of student access to education, sense of community, retention, first-year experience, living-learning communities, and persistence to graduation for students in STEM programs.
In addition to his current position, Nathan Klingbeil is a professor of mechanical engineering. He is the lead PI for Wright State’s national model for engineering mathematics education, which has been supported by over $5.0M in grants from the National Science Foundation. He held the university title of Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching from 2005-2008, and served as the college’s director of student retention and success from 2007-2009. Prior to his appointment as dean, he served as associate dean for academic affairs, where he established the CECS Student Success Center to support large-scale changes in the college's recruitment and retention initiatives. He has received numerous awards for his work in engineering education, including the ASEE North Central Section Outstanding Teacher Award (2004) and the CASE Ohio Professor of the Year Award (2005).
Dr. Alycia Marshall is a tenured, Full Professor and Department Chair of the Mathematics Department at AACC. She has a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Maryland College Park, a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Bowie State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Her teaching experience includes three years as a secondary mathematics teacher in Prince George’s County, Maryland and 17 years of teaching mathematics at AACC. She is also the chief executive officer of Educational Excellence LLC, a tutoring company, which provides tutoring and enrichment services to students of all ages in all subject areas in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.
Dr. Marshall serves as the Principal Investigator of the Engineering Scholars Program (ESP) at AACC, a 5-year, $600,000 grant funded by the National Science Foundation which provides scholarships, mentoring and support services to underrepresented students pursuing engineering. In 2013, Dr. Marshall was awarded the Verizon Community Innovator Award and was recently nominated and selected as one of the 2015 INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s “100 Inspiring Women in Stem”. Additional recent awards include a National Faculty Role Model Award presented by Minority Access Inc., various citations from state and county government officials and most recently, she was the recipient of the Black Student Union Zeitgeist Award. Marshall has also served as a panel reviewer for the National Science Foundation and was previously a STEM panel moderator for Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland on Capitol Hill.
Steven P. Girardot, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, has more than ten years of higher education experience, and earned both a BS in Chemical Engineering and a Master's Degree in Chemistry from Georgia Tech. He completed his doctorate in Chemistry and Environmental Health at Emory University, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.
Dr. Girardot has extensive background in student transition, retention, and success. Steven's experience includes serving as the founding director of Georgia Tech's Center for Academic Success and co-chairing Georgia Tech's Complete College Georgia Steering Committee. He also served as the Director of the Office of Success Programs (which included new student orientation, first-year seminars, sophomore programs, tutoring, and academic support programs); Assistant Director for TA and Graduate Student Programs at Tech's Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL); and Program Coordinator at Tech's Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC), where he managed tutoring programs that linked Tech students to local elementary schools. In addition to his administrative positions, he teaches Freshman Seminar (GT1000) and Freshman Chemistry.
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The Hyatt Regency New Orleans offers you several restaurants, modern facilities, a full-service Starbucks, and 24-hour grab-n-go fresh market means. The hotel is located approximately 15 miles from Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) and is conveniently located within walking distance of many of the city’s most popular historic sites, entertainment and sports venues, including the neighboring Mercedes Benz Superdome.
“AI gathered a team of true leaders in the STEM field who have proven structures for improving admission and retention in their STEM undergraduate majors. I am motivated to talk with my institution about structures that have worked at other institutions! I will share the ideas and then offer up the data and the demographics of the institutions.”- Laura McCauley, Advising Specialist, Winona State University
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