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1 Career, Community, and Connections for STEM Student Success Network for Academic Renewal Conference March 25, 2011

2 California State University overview Nations largest university system 23 campuses and 7 off-campus centers Over 430,000 students; 44,000 faculty and staff 14 CSU campuses have attained Hispanic- Serving Institution status 17 CSU campuses are among Hispanic Outlook in Higher Educations annual Top CSU campus presidents are Hispanic

3 California State University, San Bernardino Hispanic Serving Institution since ,400 students, 43% Hispanic Over 70% are first generation students Nearly 70% of students receive financial aid 57% of students are funded entirely through grants CSUSB website is

4 CoyoteCareers Overview Free tutoring in hard-to-pass STEM classes Academic Career Education (ACE) modules Paid service learning internships Alumni networking

5 Coyote Careers

6 Academic Affairs (Community University Partnerships & Service Learning) University Advancement (Alumni Affairs) Student Affairs (Career Development)

7 C OMMUNITY Service Learning I CUP Office (Academic Affairs Goal: To Connect students and faculty with Community partners to develop internships that educate students on Career choices Challenge: Limited resources (money, staff, time)

8 C AREERS Career Development Center Goal: To Connect with Community employers to enhance Career opportunities for students Challenge: Limited resources (money, staff, time)

9 C ONNECTIONS Alumni Affairs Office Goal: To increase affinity with alumni through Career networking and Community Connections Challenge: Limited resources (money, staff, time)

10 CoyoteCareers C OMMUNITY C AREERS C ONNECTIONS

11 CoyoteCareers Overview Free tutoring in hard-to-pass STEM classes Academic Career Education (ACE) modules Paid service learning internships Alumni networking

12 1. Tutoring Goal: Expand limited institutional resources to help Hispanic, low- income students complete SMART field curricula.

13 1. Tutoring Barrier Students drop out when they cant pass entry-level courses required for SMART majors Action Provide additional tutoring in low- pass classes Outcome Students receive additional support for low-pass classes; improve grades & retention

14 1. Tutoring

15 Tutoring Results Goal: Provide 74 hours of tutoring per week in low pass-rate courses BaselineYear 1Year 2Year 3 Unique Student Visitors Total Visits ,1851,777

16 Tutoring Results – Other Analyses Satisfaction with Sessions Future analyses Impact on Grades Impact on Retention

17 2. Career Development: ACE Modules Goal: Pilot/implement an experiential Academic Career Education (ACE) support program that is effective for Hispanic and low-income students in SMART fields and strategic foreign languages.

18 2. Academic Career Education (ACE) Barrier Students lack the information, soft skills, and connections, to get a job in their field of choice Action Provide 10 ACE modules and online career instruction with alumni presenters Outcome Students develop soft skills & interact with alumni

19 ACE Module Participants Goal: Implement 10 ACE modules with 100 students each year

20 Academic Career Education (ACE) Nancy Morales Junior, Major Environmental Studies/GIS HACU Summer Intern USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service Rock Springs, Wyoming "The CoyoteCareers workshops really prepared me for my internship. What a great program!"

21 Day in the Life Alumni Videos Completed Goal: Create 10 career information videos Criminal Lab Technician Air Quality Chemist Environmental Planner Software Enginner

22 Day in the Life video Bronwyn Weis, B.A. Biology 1999 Lab Technician, Bureau of Forensics Services, State of California.

23 3. Alumni Affairs Goal: Enhance student retention and career readiness by expanding alumni connections.

24 3. Alumni Affairs Barrier Underrepresented students lack connections to accomplished alumni in career fields of interest; low alumni affinity and engagement Action Update alumni database, establish the Hispanic alumni chapter, and provide networking opportunities Outcome More engaged alumni through improved database, volunteer opportunities, networking, and sharing

25 Updated Alumni Records Goal: Update alumni contact information by 75% Alumni Database Records Baseline (Year Prior to Grant) Year 1 ( ) Year 2 ( ) Year 3 ( ) Complete 4,0983,7496,5066,935 able 16,10326,90032,64728,653 Addressable 52,28256,03658,20460,421 Opt Out 3,8503,9993,9913,992 Lost 8,4038,5288,80210,374

26 Alumni Volunteers Goal: Identify 500 prospective alumni volunteers & 200 actual volunteers Prospective Volunteers Actual Volunteers Hispanic Alumni Chapter ACE Facilitators Internship Site Hosts 2715 Networking/ Mentors Video/ Filming 16 Total

27 Hispanic Alumni Chapter Goal: Establish a Hispanic professional networking group and grow by 50 alumni annually

28 Alumni Affairs More than a dozen successful CSUSB alumni returned to campus on February 16th to network with students seeking their insight into gaining employment in science-related fields.

29 Alumni Affairs Within every field position, theres a complement of administrative support people. Whether or not your field is in education, medicine or finance, maximize your skills and learn to be flexible. S. Alex Nájera M.P.A Human Resources Analyst, County of Riverside

30 4. Service Learning Internships Goal: Enhance student retention and career readiness by expanding community partnerships.

31 4. Service Learning Internships Barrier Students need financial support and lack career- relevant work experience Action Provide paid service learning internships in SMART fields Outcome Students receive relevant work experience through paid internships

32 Service Learning Internships Goal: Provide 30 SL internships each year (20 in Year 1) & Train 20 SL Supervisors each year

33 Sitting in a classroom learning theory is helpful but being in an actual research lab provides a deep understanding and appreciation of a career in chemistry. Kristen Torrez Senior, Chemistry Intern – USDA ARS – Germ Lab

34 Retention

35 Employment

36 More Majors: Expanded Program

37 New Campus-Community Partnerships

38 What is (STEM) 2 ? Service learning Transforming Educational Models in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math A Learn and Serve America (LSA) grant-supported initiative in the CSU intended to promote student success in STEM disciplines through service learning. LSA, a program of the federal agency the Corporation for National and Community Service, supports service learning in schools, higher education institutions and community-based organizations across the country.

39 (STEM) 2 INNOVATION ACADEMIC PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STUDENT SUCCESS (STEM)2 is using 4 strategies to encourage service learning and student success in STEM disciplines.

40 (STEM) 2 STUDENT SUCCESS Replication of the Coyote Careers Model across multiple CSU campuses Development of a How-To Manual (AY 10-11) Symposium for CSU campuses (AY 11-12) Subgrants for CSU campuses to replicate (AY and 12-13) Fine-tuning Manual and National Dissemination (AY12-13)

41 Manual on Careers, Community and Connections in STEM If you would like to get notice about the availability of the manual, please sign up.

42 Please click on our websites for additional information: CoyoteCareers.csusb.edu

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