HSI Servingness in STEM
General description of the project
This session is will feature the work of the Research & Equity Scholarship Institute and information will be provided on the HSI-STEM project that was funded 2018 as part of the inaugural NSF HSI program. This project established research partnerships with 11 HSIs and collaborates across institutions interdisciplinary lines to identify opportunities and challenges within community college HSI STEM pathways. One goal of the project is to better understand and highlight innovations with HSIs in experiential learning, including undergraduate research and work based experiences. We will illuminate exemplars of HSI servingness among our partner institutions.
The global pandemic caused drastic community spread of COVID-19, which lead to campus closures nationwide. Our partnering institutions had to make abrupt shifts to fully online platforms and find new ways to support their students, faculty, and staff. Our research underscores the various educational technologies that were key elements in providing remote learning activities and opportunities for experiential learning. Over time this transition has required institutions to not only provide remote options, but to evaluate and assess programs within these new formats.
Explain project results
The study findings will provide institutions with viable, effective, and efficient approaches that can be implemented on their campuses. With a focus on Latinx students, the project results are particularly useful for HSIs and other institutions focused on promoting STEM pathways for Latinx and other minoritized and underrepresented students.
Why it should be considered best practice?
This project worked closely with 11 HSIs to study and identify best practices with an emphasis on disseminating resources for scale and implementation in various contexts.
Highlights of your proposed presentation
This presentation will provide case studies of successful programs drawn from a large-scale, NSF funded project.
The Evaluation Committee will evaluate submitted proposals based on the following criteria. Each area will be rated on a scale from 1 to 7 (1= non-satisfactory; 7 =outstanding), for a maximum of 63 points.