Accelerating & Diversifying the Engineering Transfer Path in the Community Colleges

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Oct 27, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Facilitators:

Rogeair

Purnell

Eva Schiorring

Case Studies of Three Successful
Programs

Accelerating & Diversifying
the Engineering Transfer
Path in the Community
Colleges

Colleges & Programs


East Los Angeles College (ELAC):

Engineering Transfer Pathway Program (ETP)


Bootcamps in Math, Chemistry, and Physics


Junior Engineering & Technologies Academy (JETA)


Cañada

College: Student On
-
ramp Leading to
Engineering & Sciences (SOLES)


MathJam


Summer Engineering Institute at SFSU (SEI)


Cabrillo College: Science, Technology and Energy:
Expanding Potential (STEEP)


Pre
-
Calculus Preparedness Seminar (PREP)


Summer Energy Laboratory Academy

ELAC
BOOTCAMPS

CAÑADA
MATHJAM

CABRI LLO PREP

Math Preparation &
Acceleration Programs

ELAC

Bootcamps

Location: East Los Angeles

Subjects: Math, Chemistry, Physics

Goal:


Reduce time to transfer by accelerating path through
math and science sequence

Schedule:


Summer and Winter Breaks





5 weeks, 4
-
5 days/week

Target: Freshmen
students
interested in STEM



ELAC

Bootcamps

cont.

Components:


3 different levels of math
bootcamps

as well as

physics and chemistry


Lectures


Tutoring


Online tutorials and homework


Math assessment and placement exams


ELAC

Bootcamps

cont.

Duration: 2009
-
2011 (ongoing)

Enrollment: 266 students

Demographics:


25%+ female


69% URMs (African Americans & Latinos)

Outcomes (Math):


Completion Rate = 68
-
78%


Pass Rate = 32
-
51%


56
-
65% of completers moved to a higher level of math

ELAC
Bootcamps

cont.

I want to take advantage of everything they have to
offer before I move on to the next thing…ELAC is the
only community college in the area that has an
engineering program. You get a lot more attention
from the professors there; everything there is small
scale, more accessible. You can make friends that
help you in your studies.

Alexander Chau

ELAC Math Bootcamp

Cañada College
MathJam

Location: Redwood City

Subject: Math

Goal:


Reduce time to transfer by accelerating path through math sequence,
develop learning community, introduce students to CC resources

Schedule:


Summer and winter breaks


2 weeks, 6.5 hours/day

Target
: Freshmen

students and ongoing students testing at
least at the pre
-
algebra level





Cañada College
MathJam

cont.

Components:


Lectures


Online testing & assessment


Workshops on college success skills


Overcoming math anxiety


Group study sessions


One
-
on
-
one tutoring



Cañada College
MathJam

cont.

Time Period: 2009
-
2011 (ongoing)

Enrollment: 376 students

Demographics:


60% female


60% Latino


45% first
-
generation college students

Outcomes (Math):


Completion Rate = 83%


90% improved math placement scores


64
-
71% placed at a higher level of math than in previous
test(s)

Cañada College
MathJam

cont.

If I made it this far, I know I can go farther

even
though I will face a lot of challenges, I can overcome
those
challenges. The
hardest part for me was taking
that first math test because everyone is afraid of
math.

J
avier
Encarcion

Cañada
MathJam


Cabrillo PREP

Location: Aptos

Subject: Math/Trigonometry

Goal:


Prepare students to succeed in pre
-
calculus

Schedule:



Summer breaks


2 weeks, 4 hours/day


2 hour/weekly problem sessions in following semester as
students re
-
take pre
-
calculus

Target: STEM
majors
struggling in pre
-
calculus






Cabrillo PREP cont.

Components:


Math review & small group sessions


Peer mentoring


Student
-
directed learning


Games & applied projects


Ongoing peer support sessions through pre
-
calculus
courses


Stipends for completers




Cabrillo PREP cont.

Time Period: 2009
-
2013

Enrollment: ~60 students to date

Demographics:


34% female (all STEEP programs)


50% Latino (all STEEP programs)

Outcomes (Math):


Participants were as or more likely to successfully
complete a subsequent Pre
-
calculus course as other
students despite being at risk of failing (preliminary
outcomes).

Cabrillo PREP cont.

The group presentations in PREP contributed the
most to my math learning skills because I was forced
to re
-
learn the math to be able to present it to the
entire class. Thank you! It's not easy to put into
words the amount I've gained from this program, but
I feel eternally grateful that this opportunity crossed
my path…

Alex Estuesta

Cabrillo PREP & SEA


Math Acceleration &
Preparation Programs

ELAC
Bootcamps

Cañada
MathJam


Cabrillo PREP

Subjects:

Math, Chemistry
& Physics

Math

Math &
Trigonometry

Schedule:

Summer & winter
break

Summer break

Summer break
& following
semester

Time
Commitment:

5 weeks, 4
-
5
days/week

2 weeks, 6.5
hrs/day

4 weeks, 4
hrs/day


Purpose:

Reduce time to
transfer by
accelerating path
through math &
science sequence

Reduce time to
transfer by
accelerating path
through math
sequence

Prepare
students to
succeed in

pre
-
calculus

Math Acceleration &
Preparation Programs cont.

ELAC
Bootcamps

Cañada
MathJam

Cabrillo PREP

Target:

Freshmen
students
interested in
STEM

Freshmen

&
continuing
students
testing
at pre
-
algebra level+

STEM majors
struggling in pre
-
calculus

Program
Components:

Lectures,
tutoring, online
tutorials &
homework, math
assessment &
placement
exams;


3 levels of
bootcamps

Lectures, tutoring,
online testing &
assessment,
workshops on
college success
skills & overcoming
math anxiety,

group study
sessions

Math review & small
group sessions, peer
mentoring, student
-
directed learning,
games & applied
projects; peer support
sessions through pre
-
calculus courses;

completer

stipends

Math Acceleration &
Preparation Programs
cont
.

ELAC
Bootcamp

Cañada
MathJam

Cabrillo PREP

Duration:

2009
-
2011+
(ongoing)

2009
-
2011+

(ongoing)

2009
-
2013
(ongoing)

Enrollment:

266 students

376 students

190
-
220
students
projected

Demographics:

25%+ female

69% URMs

(African
Americans &
Latinos)


60% female

60% Latino

45% first
-
generation college
students


34% female

50% Latino



Math Acceleration &
Preparation Programs cont.

ELAC Bootcamps

Cañada
MathJam



Cabrillo PREP

Outcomes:


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JUNIOR ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGIES ACACEMY (JETA
)

SUMMER ENGINEERING INSTITUTE (SEI
)

SUMMER ENGINEERING ACADEMY(SEA
)


New Student Outreach
Programs

ELAC Junior Engineering &
Technologies Academy (JETA)

Locations: High schools, ELAC and CSULA

Target: High school juniors at 7 local high schools

Goal: Foster high school students’ interest in
engineering

Schedule: School year via concurrent enrollment

Subjects: Robotics, Renewable Energy Systems,
Engineering Graphics







ELAC JETA cont.

Format:


Lectures / guest speakers


Hands
-
on labs & projects


Tutoring

Outcomes:


Enrollment in Engineering & Technologies has more
than doubled.


Latino student enrollment in engineering courses
increased by 59% and female student enrollment
increased by 126% in 2009
-
2010


Cañada Summer Engineering
Institute (SEI)

Location: Residential program at SF State University

Target:


High school seniors planning to attend Cañada College or
SFSU as engineering majors in Fall


Current Cañada students majoring in
e
ngineering


Engineering students from any Bay Area community
college intending to transfer to SFSU

Goal: Recruit students into engineering

Schedule: 2 weeks during summer
b
reak







Cañada SEI cont.

Topics: Bridge design, renewable energy, thermodynamics,
iPhone development,
microncontrollers
, robotics

Format:


Lectures


Guest speakers


Group projects


Hands on
-
workshops


Field trips

Outcomes: 80.5% increase in enrollment in engineering for
non
-
minority students; 200% increase for minority students
(2008
-
10)







Cabrillo Summer Energy
Academy (SEA)

Locations: Cabrillo physics lab

Target:


Recent high school graduates who plan to attend Cabrillo in the Fall


Continuing Cabrillo students


Especially interested in students from underrepresented groups

Goal: Increase # the number of STEM majors

Schedule: 4 weeks during summer
b
reak, 4
hours/day

Topics: Climate change, energy, green
t
echnology







Cabrillo SEA cont.


Format: Hands
-
on projects, educational games, field
trips, group discussions, community service event, just
-
in
-
time instruction, internships, stipends for completers


Outcomes:


Participants had higher rate of enrolling in math next
semester than comparison group & were more likely
to complete transferable STEM math (35% v. 12% in
2009)


Increases in STEM majors and completions overall
and for URMs


Program participants change majors to STEM majors
as a result of participation





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Programs

ELAC

JETA

Cañada

SEI

Cabrillo SEA

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Cabrillo physics lab

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ELAC

JETA

Cañada

SEI

Cabrillo SEA

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Cañada

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ELAC
JETA engineering students
design and build
a
solar hybrid tricycle

Cabrillo
SEA students
visit
an
off
-
the
-
grid
home


Questions?

Eva Schiorring

eschiorring@rpgroup.org

510
-
559
-
9154