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FORTE Program External/Internal Board Meeting September 28, 2012. College of Engineering & Applied Science. Re-Introductions. John Reisel – PI Ethan Munson – mentoring / LLC George Hanson – Bridge Program Ed Beimborn – Bridge Program Hossein Hosseini – Faculty Mentors

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Forte program external internal board meeting september 28 2012

FORTE ProgramExternal/Internal Board MeetingSeptember 28, 2012

College of Engineering & Applied Science


Re introductions

Re-Introductions

  • John Reisel – PI

  • Ethan Munson – mentoring / LLC

  • George Hanson – Bridge Program

  • Ed Beimborn – Bridge Program

  • Hossein Hosseini – Faculty Mentors

  • Marissa Jablonski – Coordinator


Project summary

Project Summary

  • Improve CEAS retention and graduation

    • Summer Bridge Program

    • Living Learning Community (LLC)

    • Peer Mentoring / Study Groups

    • Faculty Mentoring

  • Evaluation – Assessment


Summer bridge program

Summer Bridge Program

  • Program format is working to improve math placement

  • Number of students down (campus trend)


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Summer Bridge Program

  • Revised Engineering Activities:

    • Week 1 – Bridge Building

    • Week 2 – RC Car Modification

    • Week 3 – Micro Hydro Power

    • Week 4 – Distortion Circuit Design

  • Offered scholarship money for participation level and contest winners.

    • Contingent on getting a C or better in Fall math class

  • Evening Math tutoring available – used by few

  • Teaming of mentors with students


Living learning community

Living-Learning Community

  • Fourth year of “Innovation House” is just beginning. students are participating.

  • 68 Engineering / CS students signed up for 2012-13. (4 others as well.)

  • Each student had at least one course in common with others in the course.

  • Fall – Robotics / Media creation program with Discovery World

  • Spring – Engineering Olympics


Study groups

Study Groups

  • Designed as study groups for math and introductory engineering and CS courses.

  • 2011 Fall participation increased to 82% of incoming CEAS freshmen participated to some extent, and 95% of those attended 9 or more sessions.

  • Working best at Calculus level (2.62 GPA compared to 2.04 GPA for participants/non-participants).

  • Improvement not as great at Pre-Calc levels.


Program evaluation

Program Evaluation

  • Worked with Consulting Office of Research and Evaluation (CORE) to set up and maintain tracking database.

  • Most procedures for data collection have been ironed out, and a database for each of the last three years’ freshmen has been established. The 2007-08 and 2008-09 cohorts act as baselines, and the 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12 cohorts are being used to monitor the effectiveness of the interventions.


Other

Other

  • Papers were presented on the study groups and the preliminary effectiveness of the summer bridge program at the 2012 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (June, San Antonio, TX)

  • Journal article appeared in the International Journal of Mathematics in Science and Technology (43:421-433)


Plans for 2012 2013

Plans for 2012-2013

  • Maintain Basic Program Format

  • Continue Evaluation

  • Need to Continue Transition to Post-Grant Period

  • No-Cost Extension Request

  • Future STEP Grant?

    • Type 1B grants are not easy to get (so far).

    • Cooperate on a larger scale with rest of campus?


Questions

Questions?


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