Presentation on theme: "AAAS Capacity Center: Three-Year Report Presented by Daryl E. Chubin Director Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity AAAS Board of Directors."— Presentation transcript:
AAAS Capacity Center: Three-Year Report Presented by Daryl E. Chubin Director Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity AAAS Board of Directors American Association for the Advancement of Science Washington, DC December 14, 2007
AAAS Board Meeting – December 14, 2007 Timeline Events Affecting Context for AAAS Efforts in S&E Participation (2004 View) 2003: June Supreme Court rulings on Michigan 2004: Jan AAAS-NACME Conference on Impact of rulings on higher education Aug AAAS Capacity Center established Oct Standing Our Ground issued
AAAS Board Meeting – December 14, 2007 Assets (2004 View) AAAS EHR infrastructure spans preK-workforce spectrum Roster of consultants includes specialists in data analysis, program design, outreach, and evaluation Resources applied in Standing Our Ground indicative of legal, economic, policy, and cultural nexus embodied by the AAAS Capacity Center
AAAS Board Meeting – December 14, 2007 Presentations to AAAS Board October 2004 AAAS Capacity Center: Overview for AAAS Board February 2006 Graduate Education in STEM: When People Count Institutional and Student Perspectives (with Y. George) December 2006 Analysis of Harvard PRISE (Summer 2006 Pilot Program)
AAAS Board Meeting – December 14, 2007 AAAS Capacity Center at a Glance Origin: Established as a science & engineering human resource development consulting service August 2004 with 3-year, $400K grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to AAAS (www.aaascapacity.org)www.aaascapacity.org Mission: Through nationally-calibrated research & technical assistance in examining programs & outcomes, foster institutional capacity to... recruit, enroll, & support STEM students diversify the faculty change programs, structures, & attitudes Clients/Sponsors: Institutions of higher education, corporations, federal agencies, & non-profits (e.g., Stanford, Harvard-PRISE, HP- Teaching with Technology, LSU-LA STEM, NSF-BPC, Washington- CAEE, NACME, CONNvene, Intel, WEPAN)... focus on research, education, and institutional climate
AAAS Board Meeting – December 14, 2007 Capacity Center Advisory Committee Dr. Susan Hackwood Executive Director, California Council on Science and TechnologyDr. Susan Hackwood Ms. Jamie Lewis Keith Vice President and General Counsel, University of FloridaMs. Jamie Lewis Keith Dr. Luther S. Williams Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Tuskegee UniversityDr. Luther S. Williams Dr. Ted Greenwood, ex officio Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan FoundationDr. Ted Greenwood, ex officio Note: Cora Marrett, Richard Tapia, and Warren Washington rotated off the Committee in 2007 and have not been replaced.
AAAS Board Meeting – December 14, 2007 Timetable (2004 View) AAAS Capacity Center launched August 2004 Three-year plan: Year 1 Demonstrate proof of concept Year 2 Expand client base Year 3 Take stock & (with new sponsors) transition to sustained $2M/year operation
AAAS Board Meeting – December 14, 2007 Approach (2004 View) Institution as the ultimate unit of change Use disaggregated data to diagnose needs and inform technical assistance Tailor strategies to local strengths & institutionalize capacity to serve focus population Where confidentiality is not a client concern, share research on practice through mini-conferences and reports
AAAS Board Meeting – December 14, 2007 AAAS Capacity Center Three-Year Report Card, 2005-07 Clients Consultants Used ReportsPublications Year 1 -- Standing Our Ground -- Year 2 8976 Year 3 5742
AAAS Board Meeting – December 14, 2007 S&E exhibit a narrow view of meritbias toward performance over promise leads to risk-aversion Any collaboration or program that defies formal organization lines or relationships takes time to institutionalize Collaborations typically begin with soft money programsand few survive to become lines in the institutional operating budget Legal climate forces either no action or institutionalization (structural transformation) Innovators are not prophets in their own landcredibility comes from national/international recognition Data depersonalizes the conversationinstitution-wide measures subject all units to the same criteria Campus leaders (President, Provost) can bless best practices of individual units and elevate them with institutional imprimatur Client-based Conclusions: 3 Years of Learning
AAAS Board Meeting – December 14, 2007 Current Client & Sponsor List (excludes subcontracts) Client/SponsorDurationBegunNotes Intel Corp. (continuing)1 yearNov 05 Undergrad Engineering: Planning continues with program officer, but sponsor delay NSF-CISE/BPC (original & supplement) 3 years Mar 06 Sept 07 Computing Careers: Technical assistance on baseline data at PI meeting, addition of comparison groups to Alliance evaluation designs, & site vistis; 9 Alliance projects with 2 more awarded FY08 LSU-LA STEM (continuing & extension) 3 years 2 years Nov 05 Undergrad STEM: 2-year extension, including bridge program site visit & annual evaluation report Harvard College PRISE (original & new) 9 months May 06 Apr 07 Undergrad STEM: Comparison group (2007) & follow-up survey of 2006 cohort, site visit, & design of longitudinal study NACME (continuing with supplement) 1.5 yearsJuly 06 Undergrad Engineering: Completion of formative evaluation; management of research & policy agenda/ reports
AAAS Board Meeting – December 14, 2007 Capacity Center: Going Forward Continuing Client Work Collection of presentations & writings SOG II Roundtable (w/NACME, Sloan, & AAAS support) on Efficacy of University-based Science & Engineering Despite Limitations of Strict Scrutiny January 2008 Connections to K-12 (a la GE report, A System of SolutionsFebruary 2005)
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