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Opening Remarks Why now and not then? LSU is turning into a tuition-supported institution! s tudent recruitment & retention development of true partnerships with K12 LSU can contribute valuable programs to your district:

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stem u scholar initiative informal lunch

Opening Remarks

  • Why now and not then?
  • LSU is turning into a tuition-supported institution!
      • student recruitment & retention
      • development of true partnerships with K12
  • LSU can contribute valuable programs to your district:
      • 2013-14: CCSS & PARCC math support thru LSU’s Math College Readiness and DE Program
      • 2014-15: every partner district becomes an
      • LSU STEM U-Scholar Campus

STEM U-Scholar InitiativeInformal Lunch

math dual enrollment courses
Math Dual Enrollment Courses
  • Math 1021 College Algebra--- Advanced Math (first half of year)
  • Math 1022 Trigonometry --- Advanced Math (second half)
  • Math 1029 Contemporary Math ---Discrete Math (1 semester)
  • Math 1431 Business Calculus --- math elective (1 semester)
math dual enrollment schools
Math Dual Enrollment Schools
  • LSU Lab School
  • Tara
  • McKinley
  • Belaire
  • Brusly
  • Central
  • Episcopal
  • Dunham
  • Parkview Baptist
  • St. Joseph’s Academy
  • Archbishop Chapelle
  • Northlake Christian
math dual enrollment program
Math Dual Enrollment Program
  • Students have same Homework, Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exam as LSU students using MyMathLab (MML)
  • High school teachers present 1/3 of the face-to-face classroom time; students work 2/3 of the face-to-face time in a computer lab environment with teacher support
  • District pays $300 per student per course and buys each student a one-year MML subscription ($50)
math college readiness program
Math College Readiness Program
  • Teachers become “certified” in the College Readiness Program by successfully completing the summer workshop training requirements
  • Districts involved in LSU dual enrollment program can send other district math teachers to summer workshop
  • Content available for Alg I, Geometry, Alg II, Advanced Math, Business Calculus, AP Calculus, and 6 through 8th grade math
  • All courses aligned with the LCC and the CCSS
the plan
The Plan

Math College Readiness Program

Summer Workshop

  • Professional development for 8-days during the summer in LSU Math Lab; DE teachers attend two additional days of workshops
  • LSU math faculty and high school mentor teachers facilitate workshop (LSU Lab School, Tara, Sherwood)
  • Workshop content

1. Technology training in MyMathLab

    • Pedagogy of redesigned course delivery

3. Content mastery of math homework for teachers

m math college readiness program algebra i data woodlawn broadmoor northeast tara
M Math College Readiness Program Algebra I Data (Woodlawn, Broadmoor, Northeast, Tara)
STEM U-Scholar Initiative

Every high school an LSU campus!

All Statistics Sourced by the Lumina Foundation


By 2025, 60% of the U.S. workforce must hold a 2 or 4 year degree to meet economic demands.

  • 2012: Nation 38.3%, Louisiana 28.24% (Rank: 48th)
  • Louisiana will have to fill 69,000 STEM jobs by 2018.
  • STEM jobs are among the highest wage jobs in Louisiana, averaging $75,000 during 2005-2008.
  • 2009 NAEP: Louisiana is ranked 45th (43rd) on 8th grade math (science) among the 50 states.

The College Attainment Workforce GapPercentage of Adults holding a 2 or 4 year degree by parishin 2010Anticipated workforce gap in 2025 (i.e., degreed workforce deficit)

louisiana high schools college credit by chance
Louisiana High SchoolsCollege Credit by Chance
  • Advanced Placement:
    • 56% of Louisiana AP tests produced a score of 1 or 2
  • Dual Credit:
    • Variable options for schools, students, families.
    • Variable quality control
    • Variable perceived value to students and families
    • Variable price points, enrollment processes, instructional costs
    • Lacking plan for college readiness and degree completion in STEM
from credits by chance to stem degrees by design
From: Credits By Chance To: STEM Degrees by Design

The STEM U-Scholar Initiative

Degree & Career


Programs & Certificates

(University Courses)



(Online & Blended)

Help “university bound” students plan a pathway to bachelor degree completion aligned to high impact STEM careers.

Deliver transferrable LSU credits and certificates to students through both online and blended learning.

Engage high school teachers in a powerful instructional coaching model for online and blended learning.

cost savings for the district
Cost Savings for the District
  • Courses: Instructional Materials are less than $50/student/year ( MyMathLab)
  • College and Career Planning Center: no cost
  • Workforce Certificates: no cost
  • Teacher training for blended instruction – no cost
  • Content Master Degrees for Teachers: significantly reduced cost
  • ACT and SAT prep: no or minimal cost
stem u scholar benefits
STEM U-Scholar: Benefits
  • Students and families can earn LSU credits, STEM certificates, and workforce certificates.
  • Teachers earn LSU graduate credits towards a master’s degree and learn the best practices in online and blended instruction.
  • Districts partner with to deliver tremendous value to students and families while providing an economic development solution for their communities.
stem u scholar launch an lsu u scholar campus in your district
STEM U-ScholarLaunch an LSU U-Scholar Campus in your district!

Select Semester Length

and Start Dates

Select Format for

Course Delivery

Select Certificate

Programs or the full freshman year!


College Algebra 1021

Trigonometry 1022

Biology 1001 / 1002


8 Week Semester

6 Start Dates


LSU Provides All Instruction & Support



Calculus I 1550

Biology 1201 / 1202

Chemistry 1201 / 1202


15 Week Semester

3 Start Dates


High School Teachers Trained as Instructional Coaches