What works in STEM education at HSIs?
The University of Houston, in collaboration with other federally designated Hispanic Serving Institutions across the country and with the National Science Foundation, is hosting a meeting that will address three important educational transitions:
- College Readiness: The Transition from High School to Post-Secondary Education
- University Readiness: The Transition from Community College to University
- Work Readiness: The Transition to the Workforce or to Graduate/Professional School
Most colleges and universities face these student-success challenges, but they can be particularly acute at HSIs, especially in STEM education. The organizers of this workshop-style meeting hope to bring focus to the nature and scope of transition failures as well as to proven methods for bridging them.
The meeting’s final product will be a report to the National Science Foundation that will inform its upcoming HSI STEM initiative. The organizers are working toward solutions that are structural in nature—projects NSF can fund that will make a measurable and lasting positive change in the way STEM education is supported or delivered at HSIs.
There is no fee to attend this meeting, but only 60 conferees can be accommodated. Limited travel and lodging funds are available for those who wish to attend. Those who need travel support should mark the appropriate box on the application form, and the conference organizers will be in touch right away to discuss arrangements.
Contact Andrew Hamilton, Associate Dean for Student Success, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Houston, at firstname.lastname@example.org.