July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Recognizing the state of Ohio – and the nation – need a highly trained computing workforce with baccalaureate degrees to compete in the global economy, the Choose Ohio First – IMProving Retention and Student Success in Computing (COF-IMPRESS-C) project provides financial support and an ecosystem of high-impact curricular and co-curricular activities to increase the success of academically talented students.
The COF-IMPRESS-C team will leverage student-centered strategies and academic support, such as undergraduate research, faculty/peer mentoring, and academic success sessions to enhance academic and personal success. The project will facilitate the recruitment, retention, and matriculation of scholarship recipients, provide them with access to a continuum of student support services, resources, and opportunities for professional growth, and prepare scholarship recipients for graduate school or careers in computing. COF-IMPRESS-C will facilitate dual-enrollment of students in the Honors College, allowing an additional focus on developing leadership, entrepreneurial skills, and a success mindset. The goals of the project are to (1) increase the number and diversity of students pursuing degrees in computing; and (2) Add to the body of knowledge regarding best practices in computing education and promote the employment of computing graduates to meet the local and regional workforce needs.
The project team is led by the College of Engineering and includes THE Community College. The project brings together computing academic programs that are offered through the College of Engineering and programs in the Honors College, an inclusive and unique college designed around high-impact educational practices
The paper will address first year project activities including the COF-IMPRESS-C recruitment, and advertisement plan to first-year and community college transfer students. The paper will also address the student eligibility and selection process, the recruitment of the first cohort scholars, and finally the orientation program.
Alaraje, N. (2021, July), Choose Ohio First—IMProving REtention and Student Success in Computing (COF-IMPRESS-C): First-year Progress Report Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36794
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