Presentation on theme: "Badura, Bebensee, Carlisle. Midsized four-year public university Approximately 12,000 undergraduates total Agricultural & Biological Sciences Arts."— Presentation transcript:
Midsized four-year public university Approximately 12,000 undergraduates total Agricultural & Biological Sciences Arts and Sciences Education & Human Sciences Engineering
Biological & Chemical Sciences Animal, plant, and food sciences Engineering & Technology Earth, Space, & Climate Environmental Science & Alternative Energy
Groupings taken from 4-H STEM initiative Extension office on main Brookings campus and Sioux Falls campus
ACE Camp Sponsored by NASA, this 4-day camp provides high- school students with an early start on aviation and aerospace careers 2 hours of flight training Jackrabbit Best Robotics Jackrabbit Best Robotics Ready SET-Go! Camp Encourage female students to pursue STEM
Between 2008 and 2018, STEM job growth will almost double non-STEM job growth STEM is second only to health care as a job growth sector STEM workers earn about 26% more than non-STEM workers
40% of first-year STEM students change programs or quit higher education “The math-science death march” Students experience “Weed-out” classes Classes Tend to focus on theory over hands-on application Significant shift from their previous engagement with STEM
Appreciative Advising can be used to reignite interest in and passion for STEM
Appreciative Advising can be the STEAM to power interest
“The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones who care.” – Anonymous Deficit-based thinking vs. the appreciative mindset SubjectGrade BIOL 151/LB ENGL 101A PSYC 101B MATH 102F
“Appreciative advising is the intentional collaborative practice of asking positive, open- ended questions that help students optimize their educational experiences and achieve their dreams, goals, and potentials.” Bloom, J. L., Hutson, B. L., & He, Y. (2008). The appreciative advising revolution. Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing.
Disarm: Make a positive first impression, build rapport, and create a safe, welcoming space. Discover: Ask positive, open-ended questions to draw out students’ strengths, skills and abilities.
Dream: Inquire about students’ vision for the future and help them develop life and career goals. Design: Co-create a plan for making their dreams a reality. Deliver: Encourage and support students as they follow through on their plans. Don’t Settle: Challenge students to have high self-expectations. Bloom, J. L., Hutson, B. L., & He, Y. (2008). The appreciative advising revolution. Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing.