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1 The Pipeline To and Through Florida State University Karen Laughlin, Ph.D. Dean, Undergraduate Studies Joint Committee of the Florida Board of Governor’s Student Affairs Committee and the Governor’s Access and Diversity Commission March 2006

2 2 Access and Diversity Programs at FSU Pre-Collegiate Pre-Collegiate CARE CARE CROP CROP Upward Bound Upward Bound SSTRIDE SSTRIDE Collegiate Collegiate CARE CARE Summer Bridge Program Summer Bridge Program On-Going Support On-Going Support SSSP “Extra dose of CARE” SSSP “Extra dose of CARE” SSTRIDE Workforce SSTRIDE Workforce Law School Grad School Law School Grad School

3 3 Related Governor’s Access and Diversity Initiatives Pre-Collegiate Pre-Collegiate College Board Partnership College Board Partnership Stanley Tate Project Stars Program Stanley Tate Project Stars Program President’s “Focus on Achievement” Mentoring Partnership President’s “Focus on Achievement” Mentoring Partnership Increased funding for CROP Increased funding for CROP Collegiate Collegiate 1 st Generation Matching Grants 1 st Generation Matching Grants Need Based Financial Aid Need Based Financial Aid

4 4 Pre-Collegiate Programs 1.College Reach-Out Program (CROP) (Administered by CARE) Goal Goal An educational and motivational program for the targeted student population that prepares them for a successful college education. An educational and motivational program for the targeted student population that prepares them for a successful college education. Students Served Students Served 151 Targeted Students 151 Targeted Students 5 middle and high schools from Leon and surrounding counties 5 middle and high schools from Leon and surrounding counties

5 5 Key Activities Key Activities Summer Residential Programs for Students in the CROP Consortium Summer Residential Programs for Students in the CROP Consortium University Experience Program (2 weeks) University Experience Program (2 weeks) Middle School Program (3 days) Middle School Program (3 days) Program Orientation for Guidance Counselors Program Orientation for Guidance Counselors Weekly After School Tutorials and Workshops Weekly After School Tutorials and Workshops Hands-on Assistance with College/Financial Aid Applications Hands-on Assistance with College/Financial Aid Applications College Tours, Field Trips, Essay Contests College Tours, Field Trips, Essay Contests College Admissions Advising and Tracking College Admissions Advising and Tracking Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment Pre-Collegiate Programs (continued)

6 6 Saturday Academies Saturday Academies College Mentors (FSU CARE Students) College Mentors (FSU CARE Students) Individual Academic Plans Individual Academic Plans Post-Secondary Enrollment Post-Secondary Enrollment : 69% (FSU, FAMU, TCC, USF, Art Institute of Tampa) : 69% (FSU, FAMU, TCC, USF, Art Institute of Tampa) : 48% (FSU, FAMU, TCC) : 48% (FSU, FAMU, TCC) Pre-Collegiate Programs (continued)

7 7 2.Upward Bound (Administered by CARE) Goal Goal Prepares participants to navigate their way through high school, succeed academically and attain social, emotional, and cultural growth and maturity. Prepares participants to navigate their way through high school, succeed academically and attain social, emotional, and cultural growth and maturity. Students Served Students Served 85 Targeted 9 th -11 th graders at East Gadsden High School 85 Targeted 9 th -11 th graders at East Gadsden High School Pre-Collegiate Programs (continued)

8 8 Key ActivitiesKey Activities Six-Week Summer Residential ProgramSix-Week Summer Residential Program Academic Year Program that Includes—Academic Year Program that Includes— Individual Educational PlansIndividual Educational Plans Career Work Study ProgramCareer Work Study Program Financial Aid WorkshopsFinancial Aid Workshops College Preparation Workshops —College Preparation Workshops — “It’s All About Academics”“It’s All About Academics” “Choosing a College”“Choosing a College” “Basic Guide to Searching and Applying for Scholarships”“Basic Guide to Searching and Applying for Scholarships” College ToursCollege Tours Cultural EnrichmentCultural Enrichment Pre-Collegiate Programs (continued)

9 9 Post-Secondary EnrollmentPost-Secondary Enrollment FSU Upward Bound graduates enrolling in postsecondary educationFSU Upward Bound graduates enrolling in postsecondary education %2- or 4-year post-secondary institution %2- or 4-year post-secondary institution %2- or 4-year post-secondary institution %2- or 4-year post-secondary institution (Bethune-Cookman, FAMU, FSU, Palm Beach CC, TCC) Pre-Collegiate Programs (continued)

10 10 3.SSTRIDE (Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity and Excellence) Goal Goal To improve the delivery of health care services to Florida’s under-represented populations, particularly members of minority groups and those living in rural areas of the state. To improve the delivery of health care services to Florida’s under-represented populations, particularly members of minority groups and those living in rural areas of the state. Students Served Students Served Since 1994 more than 350 pre-college students from grades 7-12 have participated. Since 1994 more than 350 pre-college students from grades 7-12 have participated. Pre-Collegiate Programs (continued)

11 11 Key Activities Key Activities In-school Elective Science Course for Middle School Students In-school Elective Science Course for Middle School Students FCAT Preparation FCAT Preparation Enrichment and Hands-On Activities Enrichment and Hands-On Activities Summer Program (RIPE—Rural Introduction to Pre-Medical Education) Summer Program (RIPE—Rural Introduction to Pre-Medical Education) Educational Field Trips/Career Shadowing Educational Field Trips/Career Shadowing SAT Preparation SAT Preparation Individualized Tutoring and Assessment Individualized Tutoring and Assessment Organized Subject Review Sessions Organized Subject Review Sessions Computer/Internet Access Computer/Internet Access Pre-Collegiate Programs (continued)

12 12 Pre-Collegiate Programs (continued) Parent support meetings Parent support meetings Advisory committee meetings Advisory committee meetings Mentoring by FSU and FAMU students Mentoring by FSU and FAMU students Post-Secondary Enrollment Post-Secondary Enrollment 97% of high school seniors are accepted to college 97% of high school seniors are accepted to college 80% receive Bright Future Scholarships 80% receive Bright Future Scholarships 67% choose majors in science, math, or health related areas 67% choose majors in science, math, or health related areas

13 13 Collegiate Programs 1.CARE (Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement) Goal Goal An alternative admission program for first- generation college students, and students disadvantaged by economic, cultural or educational circumstances. An alternative admission program for first- generation college students, and students disadvantaged by economic, cultural or educational circumstances. Students Served Students Served Since 2000 CARE has served 1,480 students. Since 2000 CARE has served 1,480 students.

14 14 Collegiate Programs (continued) 7-Week Summer Bridge Program (SBP) — approx. 300 students/year Help ease the students’ adjustment to college life and build a foundation for academic success. Help ease the students’ adjustment to college life and build a foundation for academic success. Key Program Components Key Program Components Week-Long Orientation and Introduction to Campus Week-Long Orientation and Introduction to Campus Student CARE Counselors Assigned to Small Groups of Students Student CARE Counselors Assigned to Small Groups of Students Enrollment in 7 hours of course work Enrollment in 7 hours of course work Financial Assistance Financial Assistance Academic Support Services Academic Support Services Campus Survival Skills Campus Survival Skills Intensive Academic Advising and Individual Educational Plans Intensive Academic Advising and Individual Educational Plans Social/Cultural Orientation Social/Cultural Orientation Advocacy Advocacy

15 15 Collegiate Programs (continued) Ongoing CARE Support Network GoalGoal Tracks, assists, and mentors SBP students until they graduate from FSU.Tracks, assists, and mentors SBP students until they graduate from FSU. Services include Services include Academic Advising & Career Counseling Academic Advising & Career Counseling Enrollment in Select Courses Enrollment in Select Courses Campus Survival Skills Campus Survival Skills Cultural Enrichment Activities Cultural Enrichment Activities Tutorial Lab/Computer Access Tutorial Lab/Computer Access

16 16 Collegiate Programs (continued) Students Supporting Students Mentoring Program Students Supporting Students Mentoring Program Culturally-Based Honor Societies Culturally-Based Honor Societies Student Advocacy Student Advocacy Summer Employment Opportunities Summer Employment Opportunities Ongoing Programs in Financial Management, Stress Management, Conflict Resolution Ongoing Programs in Financial Management, Stress Management, Conflict Resolution Test Taking Strategies Test Taking Strategies Disability Testing Disability Testing Referral Services Referral Services Book Clubs Book Clubs Community Service Opportunities Community Service Opportunities

17 17 Collegiate Programs (continued) Affiliation with Minority-focused Registered Student Organizations Affiliation with Minority-focused Registered Student Organizations 160 students/year receive an “extra dose of CARE” through Student Support Services Program (SSSP–a TRIO program) All entering CARE students are now part of FSU’s Academic Mapping System Retention/Graduation Retention/Graduation Retention Rates Retention Rates (2000)Year 2Year 3Year 4 (2000)Year 2Year 3Year 4 CARE92.5%78.5%75.3% CARE92.5%78.5%75.3% FSU85.4%75.7%72.0% FSU85.4%75.7%72.0% Graduation Rates Graduation Rates (2000)Year 4Year 5Year 6 (2000)Year 4Year 5Year 6 CARE40.8% NANA CARE40.8% NANA FSU43.7% NANA FSU43.7% NANA

18 18 Collegiate Programs (continued) 2.Law School Summer Undergraduate Program Goals Goals To encourage students to pursue careers in the legal profession; To encourage students to pursue careers in the legal profession; To assist students in acquiring skills that will benefit undergraduate studies and future law school studies; and, To assist students in acquiring skills that will benefit undergraduate studies and future law school studies; and, To acquaint students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession with the study of law. To acquaint students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession with the study of law.

19 19 Collegiate Programs (continued) Students Served Students Served Since 1992 program has served 486 students. Since 1992 program has served 486 students. Students enrolled at two- and four-year institutions, in all majors and from all backgrounds, are invited to apply. Students enrolled at two- and four-year institutions, in all majors and from all backgrounds, are invited to apply. Students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession particularly welcomed. Students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession particularly welcomed. Key Program Components Key Program Components Visits to the Florida Supreme Court Visits to the Florida Supreme Court Financing Law School Workshops Financing Law School Workshops Resume & Cover Letter Workshops Resume & Cover Letter Workshops Individualized Career Planning Individualized Career Planning Guest Lectures by Prominent Legal Professionals Guest Lectures by Prominent Legal Professionals Moot Court Oral Arguments Moot Court Oral Arguments

20 20 Collegiate Programs (continued) Diversity & Team Building Activities Diversity & Team Building Activities Personality Assessment Tests Personality Assessment Tests Off-Site Retreats Off-Site Retreats Law Firm Visits Law Firm Visits Law School Admissions Information Law School Admissions Information LSAT Exam & Preparation Seminars LSAT Exam & Preparation Seminars Activities with FSU Law Students Activities with FSU Law Students Law School Placement/Graduation Law School Placement/Graduation 48% have applied to a Law School 48% have applied to a Law School 77% of applicants have enrolled in or graduated from Law School (FSU, Florida, Stetson, Miami, Nova, FAMU, Georgia, Georgia State, Emory, Harvard, Columbia, Duke, North Carolina, Tulane, Alabama, Howard, UC-Berkeley, Notre Dame and Boston College) 77% of applicants have enrolled in or graduated from Law School (FSU, Florida, Stetson, Miami, Nova, FAMU, Georgia, Georgia State, Emory, Harvard, Columbia, Duke, North Carolina, Tulane, Alabama, Howard, UC-Berkeley, Notre Dame and Boston College)

21 21 Collegiate Programs (continued) 3.SSTRIDE (Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity and Excellence) Goal Goal To improve the delivery of health care services to Florida’s underrepresented populations, particularly members of minority groups and those living in rural areas of the state. To improve the delivery of health care services to Florida’s underrepresented populations, particularly members of minority groups and those living in rural areas of the state. Students Served Students Served Over 100 students have served as mentors for the pre-college program. Over 100 students have served as mentors for the pre-college program. Over 800 students have or are currently participating in a pre- health student organization and club that is sponsored by SSTRIDE. Over 800 students have or are currently participating in a pre- health student organization and club that is sponsored by SSTRIDE.

22 22 Collegiate Programs (continued) Key Activities Key Activities Tutorial Learning Center Tutorial Learning Center Mentoring Program Mentoring Program Study Skills & Time Management Study Skills & Time Management Pre-Medical Advising Pre-Medical Advising Interviewing Workshops Interviewing Workshops Graduation and Placement Graduation and Placement 95% of undergraduate SSTRIDE students (mentors) have been accepted to medical and graduate programs 95% of undergraduate SSTRIDE students (mentors) have been accepted to medical and graduate programs 73% enrolled in or completed medical school, residency, or practicing as physicians 73% enrolled in or completed medical school, residency, or practicing as physicians 22% enrolled in or have completed graduate or health-related programs 22% enrolled in or have completed graduate or health-related programs 5% have pursued post-baccalaureate programs in order to enhance their application to medical school 5% have pursued post-baccalaureate programs in order to enhance their application to medical school MCAT Preparation MCAT Preparation Networking Opportunities Networking Opportunities Physician Partnership Program Physician Partnership Program Medical Assisting Program Medical Assisting Program

23 23 Lessons Learned: How Have We Improved These Programs and What is Fundamental to Their Success? Financial support is crucial to help keep students focused and minimize debt Financial support is crucial to help keep students focused and minimize debt Offer services to students throughout their time at FSU Offer services to students throughout their time at FSU Provide immediate and aggressive academic follow-up for students in trouble Provide immediate and aggressive academic follow-up for students in trouble Insist on regular advising and tutorial contacts and advocate for students who meet program obligations Insist on regular advising and tutorial contacts and advocate for students who meet program obligations Provide small classes for students in their first semesters Provide small classes for students in their first semesters Ensure academic (as well as geographic) diversity of the Summer Bridge Program Ensure academic (as well as geographic) diversity of the Summer Bridge Program

24 24 Conclusions First-generation and minority students need encouragement and help to get to college AND ongoing support once they get here. First-generation and minority students need encouragement and help to get to college AND ongoing support once they get here. Integrating pre-collegiate and collegiate programs under one umbrella ensures efficiency and actually multiplies their effectiveness. Integrating pre-collegiate and collegiate programs under one umbrella ensures efficiency and actually multiplies their effectiveness.

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