Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
This paper introduces two scholarship programs funded by the National Science Foundation that focus on students who transfer at the 3rd year level from 2-year schools to the engineering and engineering technology BS programs at our university. The objectives of both the programs are: (i) to expand and diversify the engineering/technology workforce of the future, (ii) to develop linkages and articulations with 2-year schools and their S-STEM programs, (iii) to provide increased career opportunities and job placement rates through mandatory paid co-op experiences, and (iv) to serve as a model for other universities to provide vertical transfer students access to the baccalaureate degree.
The TiPi (Transfer Pipeline) program awarded 25 new scholarships per year from 2012 to 2014 for a total of 75 engineering and engineering technology transfer students. As of Fall 2017, 58 scholars have graduated, 13 are in process of completing their BS degree, and only 4 left our university, for a 95% retention rate. The paper will describe our successes and challenges.
The VTAB (Vertical Transfer Access to the Baccalaureate) program recruited its first group of 25 students in Fall 2017 with the goal of recruiting a total of 78 vertical transfers over the next two years. An additional goal of the VTAB program is to conduct research and generate knowledge about the VTAB program elements that will be essential for the success of vertical transfer programs at other universities. The paper will describe the research instruments.
Gupta, S. K., & Moon, J. E., & Melton, R. W., & Kuhl, M. E., & Johnson, D. P., & Dunn, T., & Lee, J. H., & Foltz, F. A., & Garrick, R. (2018, June), Scholarship Programs for Vertical Transfers in Engineering and Engineering Technology Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30951
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