Designing an Incentivized STEM Mentoring Program for Equitable Success

Designing an Incentivized STEM Mentoring Program for Equitable Success

November 6, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST


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Learn how to identify critical components of a successful STEM mentor program.

Without key support structures in place, many students are likely to get discouraged in their STEM work after receiving a poor grade. North Hennepin Community College has developed an incentivized STEM mentor program that has resulted in an unprecedented pass rate for students who did not pass their first exam.

Join us for this webcast and hear from our expert, Lisa Smith, who will share the structure, budget, and other important components for an effective incentivized STEM mentor program.  The success of this program resulted from the combination of a shared vision to never give up on students based on a low grade, a student incentive that complements their natural motivation, and faculty involvement.    


Additional Resources

  • Budget and timeline
  • Examples of student-facing communique
  • Interview questions for faculty
  • Sample program impact reports


Who Should Attend

This program has been designed for higher education professionals interested in improving student STEM retention through specialized programs. This program may be especially beneficial to directors of Academic Support, Student Success, and Learning Centers, as well as coordinators and academic leaders (such as professors and deans) with an interest in STEM student retention strategies.



Following an in-depth tour of how the program worked at 2-year and 4-year institutions,  you will receive specific strategies to develop your own STEM mentor program.

You will learn:

  • How to cultivate a shared vision through student and faculty partnerships
  • Phases and components of successful mentoring
  • How to measure the impact of your program and communicate these results to stakeholders
  • How to set a realistic budget and anticipate resource planning challenges
  • Ways to expand faculty development in a meaningful way
  • How this leads to opportunities that support faculty development in a meaningful way


Lisa Smith1
Lisa Smith

Chemistry Instructor, North Hennepin Community College

Motivated to improve the student pass rate, Lisa took a successful STEM mentoring model she had worked on at the University of Minnesota and applied it to North Hennepin Community College. The program impacted 93 of 113 students to help them pass general chemistry and biology.
Read Lisa's full bio.

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