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An Academic Model for SEM Student Success in an Urban Commuter Institution. February 19, 2002. Connie Kubo Della-Piana, Evaluation Director Benjamin Flores, MIE Project Director Rosa Gomez, ACES Assistant Director Helmut Knaust, Associate Dean. Support for this program was

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An academic model for sem student success in an urban commuter institution
An Academic Model for SEM Student Success in an Urban Commuter Institution

February 19, 2002

Connie Kubo Della-Piana, Evaluation Director

Benjamin Flores, MIE Project Director

Rosa Gomez, ACES Assistant Director

Helmut Knaust, Associate Dean

Support for this program was

provided by the National Science Foundation


Utep student population profile fall 2001
UTEP Student Population Profile (Fall 2001) Commuter Institution

  • 24 years of age (undergraduate average)

  • 69% Hispanic (Mexican American)

  • 82% from El Paso County

  • 98% commuter

  • 81% employed

  • 54% first generation university students


El paso county demographic data census 2000
El Paso County Demographic Data: Commuter InstitutionCensus 2000


Fall 2001 enrollment
Fall 2001 Enrollment Commuter Institution

  • 16,220 students

    2,010 UG in Engineering

    + 904 UG in Science

    2,91418% total enrollment



Utep undergraduate science engineering programs

SCIENCE Commuter Institution

Biology

Chemistry

Environmental Science

Geology

Geophysics

Microbiology

Mathematics

Physics

Psychology

ENGINEERING

Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

UTEP Undergraduate Science & Engineering Programs



Circles sem entering student program
CircLES SEM Entering Student Program Commuter Institution

  • Goal of the CircLES Program:

    to increase the retention of SEM entering students via the implementation of learning communities in the freshman year

    • Week long summer orientation

    • Placement exams in Math and English

    • Course clustering (Math, University Seminar, English Composition)

    • Proactive advising and scheduling


STRUCTURE Commuter Institution

LEARNING COMMUNITIES

ORIENTATION

PEER LEADERSHIP

ADVISING


ORIENTATION Commuter Institution

CONNECTIONS

MATH REVIEW

LABORATORY/

DESIGN

COLLEGE SUCCESS SKILLS


SCIENCE Commuter Institution

CHALLENGE

CAMPUS

TOURS

SKILL

SEMINARS

MATH

REVIEW


ADVISING Commuter Institution

SCHEDULE BUILDING

ASSESSMENT

INTRUSIVE ADVISING

PERSONALIZED ADVISING

EXPANDING CONNECTIONS


Learning communities
LEARNING COMMUNITIES Commuter Institution


Peer leadership

PEER LEADERSHIP Commuter Institution

PEER LEADERSHIP

FALL 2001 TEAM



Circles first semester student performance fall 2000
CircLES First Semester Student Performance Commuter Institution(Fall 2000)


Circles sem student retention
CircLES SEM Student Retention Commuter Institution




Academic center for engineers and scientists aces
Academic Center for Engineers and Scientists (ACES) 2000

  • Goal:

    To promote and support good study habits in a state-of-the-art environment for all SEM commuter students

    • Classroom Complex

    • Physical Sciences

    • Biology and Environmental Science

    • Mathematics


Aces services sem tutoring seminars and workshops career opportunities graduate school recruiting
ACES SERVICES 2000SEM Tutoring Seminars and Workshops Career Opportunities Graduate School Recruiting




Center for effective teaching and learning
Center for Effective Teaching and Learning 2000

  • Goals:

    • To provide leadership in teaching excellence at UTEP and in the region

    • To mentor new faculty and encourage senior faculty to stay focused on their teaching

    • To support scholarship of teaching



LESSONS LEARNED 2000

  • Know that change = hard work

  • Review of organizational history

  • Identify new roles and people for new challenges

  • Identify innovators, champions, chairs and key senior faculty

  • Communicate, coordinate & make joint decisions

  • Support and recognize

  • Disseminate internally and market

  • Assess, adapt and modify


Support for this program was 2000

provided by the National Science Foundation


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