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1 DIRECTORATE FOR EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES 1 Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation LSAMP – Bridge to the Baccalaureate (B2B)

2 DIRECTORATE FOR EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES 2 History of LSAMP  Established by a Congressional mandate in 1991 to significantly increase the quality and quantity of minorities who successfully complete baccalaureate degrees in STEM & who graduate in these fields.  Program was designed to support individual student financially to ensure success in completing degrees in STEM.

3 DIRECTORATE FOR EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES 3 What is LSAMP  Provides assistance to universities and colleges in diversifying the STEM workforce through their efforts by significantly increasing the numbers of students successfully completing high quality degrees in STEM disciplines.  Emphasis: transforming STEM education through innovative recruitment and retention strategies and experiences in support of groups historically under-represented in STEM discipline

4 DIRECTORATE FOR EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES 4 LSAMP Goals  increasing the participation and advancement of underrepresented minorities  Increase the overall number and quality of 4-year STEM graduates  Increase STEM students from under-represented groups that will lead to new Ph.D.s and entrance into STEM professions.  Increase the number of STEM students transferring from 2-year to 4-year institutions

5 DIRECTORATE FOR EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES 5 LSAMP provides funding for: 3 Tracks: 1. Alliances: 4 levels  New  Mid-Level  Senior-Level  Bridges to Baccalaureate (B2B) NEW 2. Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity 3. Broadening Participation Research (BPR) in STEM Education

6 DIRECTORATE FOR EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES 6 What is B2B Alliance?  Alliances are considered B2B if they consist entirely of community colleges (2-year degree granting) as partners and as the lead institution.  The B2B alliances provide a bridge to the baccalaureate degree for underrepresented minority STEM students who begin their instruction at a community college with the intent to transfer into 4-year STEM degree programs.

7 DIRECTORATE FOR EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES 7 B2B Focus Areas  Emphasis placed on pre-college, freshman and sophomores: Innovative recruitment and retention of students in STEM disciplines Innovative interventions for struggling STEM students  Transferability: Strategies to establish and strengthen transferability of students to 4-year institutions Must have strong articulation and transfer agreements with 4 year institutions

8 DIRECTORATE FOR EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES 8 Transfer vs. Workforce Development  The LSAMP program is focused on baccalaureate degree completion (B2B is focused on STEM transfer)  The LSAMP program is not focused on 2-year workforce development programs (terminal 2 year/occupational degrees).  For workforce development option consider: Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program. Deadline: October 18, 2012 & October 17, 2013

9 DIRECTORATE FOR EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES 9 Guidelines for Budget Development Number of URM STEM transfers annually Funding limit for the Alliance into STEM baccalaureates Up to $500,000 per year Between into STEM baccalaureates Approximately $300,000 - $500,000 per year Between into STEM baccalaureates Up to $300,000 per year B2B Project Length: 3 years

10 DIRECTORATE FOR EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES 10 READ THE SOLICITATION CAREFULLY! FOLLOW THE GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDE! BE KIND TO THE REVIEWERS! Be Advised!

11 DIRECTORATE FOR EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES 11 Questions? John Rand Program Director NSF TCUP, LSAMP (703) A. James Hicks (Art) Program Director NSF LSAMP (703) Maurice Dues Program Specialist NSF LSAMP (703)


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