Subcategory: STEM Research
Marius Schamschula - Alabama A&M University
Co-Author(s): Mohammed R. Karim, Nesar U. Ahmed and Linda Skeete-McClellan, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL; R. Keith Esch and P. Sean Smith, Horizon Research, Inc, NC
Alabama A&M University’s ASSURE HBCU-UP Implementation Grant set goals to enhance the quality of education, by mentoring students to improve graduation rates of STEM undergraduates, by improving the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam passing rates for engineering graduates, by increasing the retention of STEM students, by expanding research opportunities and by enhancing existing STEM curricula for undergraduate STEM students, and by providing professional development for STEM faculty. ASSURE’s approach is to 1) develop a Faculty Tutoring program for STEM Engineering to strengthen students’ basic skills in STEM areas and prepare them for the Fundamental of Engineering (FE) exam; 2) expand the STEM-SI Peer Tutoring (SI) program to encompass upper division courses, develop a Calculus Enrichment Program (CEP) for STEM Gatekeeper courses; 3) enhance STEM curricula by creating a series of online and hybrid courses (HOC); 4) expand undergraduate research in all STEM-related disciplines (SRE) to include freshmen and sophomores; and 5) organize a set of Professional Enhancement Workshops (PEW) on the integration of modern STEM pedagogies, including some sessions taught by nationally renowned STEM education experts. This presentation reports ASSURE’s successes and lessons learned.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): National Science Foundation HBCU-UP Implementation Grant #1436572
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,
NSF Affiliation: HBCU-UP