Developing a STEM-Oriented High School via a School-University Partnership. NSF STEM Success Conference April 10, 2012. Goals for Session. To introduce UIC College Prep Brief history General information Health Sciences curriculum
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Developing a STEM-Oriented High School via a School-University Partnership
NSF STEM Success Conference
April 10, 2012
To introduce UIC College Prep
Health Sciences curriculum
To describe the school-university partnership UIC College Prep and UIC
To have an open discussion with session participants about related issues
Opened in 2008, after an extended planning period.
Convergence of interests between UIC and the Noble Network of Charter Schools.
Governed by a Memorandum of Understanding that specifically defines roles of each partners.
Focus on the health sciences aligns with one of UIC’s strengths.
Multi-faceted partnership, with UICCP needs and interests in “first position.”
Co-Development of health sciences curriculum; support for implementation.
Well-prepared students enrolling in university courses and receive university credit.
College application support.
101 students selected at UIC for Fall 2012, including 36 with special scholarships.
In-school health center staffed by UIC personnel.
Special programs, as requested by school
Noble Street Charter Schools
10 high school campuses
Open enrollment and non-selective
High quality education
Our Results: Breaking the 21 Threshold
Match with yearly themes (self, community, nation, world)
Profession: Exposure to 7 UIC Health Science College Professions
Skill: Grounded in Problem Based Learning & Science College Readiness Standards (scientific inquiry, data analysis)
Content: Build knowledge of health related content
More information about UICCP Health Sciences Program
Seven UIC colleges are actively engaged in the health sciences curriculum
Faculty, students and community partners have been involved in a full range of activities
Benefit to the colleges
Challenges from school side.
Challenges from UIC side.
Some “false starts.”
An evolving partnership.
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