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Cultivating Transfer to STEM: Perspectives, Challenges, and Opportunities

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3:30-5:00 PM
Pendleton Room (2nd floor) Michigan Union Map
This event features Tania (Nguyen) LaViolet, PhD, senior program manager at Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program and the American Talent Initiative (ATI) and Dr. Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College.

According to indicators from the Beginning Postsecondary Student Survey, each year, there are approximately 51,000 lower-income, high-achieving community college students who do not transfer to a four-year institution. With an estimated 80% of community college students intending to transfer, researchers at Aspen and Ithaka S+R hosted over 25 research calls with two-year and four-year institutions to understand:

-The challenges four-year institutions face in enrolling and supporting community college students.
-What practices have been successful in cultivating relationships with community colleges to support enrollment, graduation, and holistic success of transfer students.

This work builds on The Transfer Playbook, which Aspen published last year in collaboration with the Community College Research Center. Dr. LaViolet will provide a preview of the upcoming ATI research publication, with a focus on supporting STEM bachelor’s attainment. President Pink will offer a local perspective on the challenges facing community college students in Michigan related to transfer and share thoughts on the experiences, preparation, and support necessary for successful STEM transfer to a four-year college.

This event is sponsored by the Growing STEM Knowledge Community.
Building: Michigan Union
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Growing Stem, Inclusion, Science
Source: Happening @ Michigan from National Center for Institutional Diversity, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Center for Educational Outreach, School of Information, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion