New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Two Year College Division
The Obama administration has been investing and promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. In its 5-year STEM strategic plan, community colleges are proposed to play a key role in recruiting and preparing future scientists and engineers, especially among students from traditionally underrepresented ethnic backgrounds. Through a grant from the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants Program, the STEM Center was established at a community college in Northern California. The STEM Center integrated all STEM student support services within STEM academic study. Through leveraging multiple grants, the STEM Center provides a set of comprehensive student support services, including study groups, tutoring, STEM specific academic counseling and career exploration, and information to internship and scholarship information. The STEM support services are strategically planned and provided with the goal of increasing the number of STEM students at the college, and preparing and transferring them to 4-year institutions. This paper presents results from an exploratory examination of the impact the STEM Center has had on increasing the number of STEM students who are transfer-ready and who transferred to a 4-year institution over a 5-year period (from 2009-10 to 2014-15 academic years). The paper also presents the results disaggregated by race and ethnicity and gender. In addition, results of a logic regression analysis provide an examination of understanding how and what academic variables, and types of student support services are important in getting a student to transfer from a community college.
Huang, T., & Enriquez, A. G. (2016, June), Student Characteristics and Academic Variables Associated with STEM Transfer Students from Community College Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25902
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