June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
The paper presents the summary of a successful five-year (2013-2018) collaboration among two state colleges and a recent Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) university with a combined 140,000+ undergraduate students. The initial project entitled “ Computer Accelerated Pipeline to Unlock Regional Excellence” (CAPTURE) sponsored by the Florida Board of Governors (BOG) has addressed curriculum mapping and articulation from two State Colleges to a 4 year institution to support student degree completion in computer science and engineering programs. In addition, this paper reports on the success of first two years of a United States DOE Title III project built upon the CAPUTURE initiative for Hispanics and low income students. The collected data for the past five years (2013-2018) validates the effectiveness of the proposed initiative in increasing both the student pipeline and graduation rates. The process has also deepened our understanding of the needs of students in terms of how to better align student career aspirations with industry workforce needs. The effectiveness of the collaborative model could be replicated among other institutions interested in promoting engineering degrees among Hispanic and low income students.
Zilouchian, A., & Romance, N., & Myers, A. L., & Hamadeh, D., & Vitale, M. (2019, June), A University-State College Collaborative Project to Advance Students' Degree Completion and Career Attainment in Engineering and Computer Science Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32016
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