STEM Bridges across Eastern Queens (2016 – 2021)
For this US Department of Education-funded HSI-STEM initiative of Queens College CUNY and Queensborough Community College, KWE is providing all aspects of formative and summative evaluation of project implementation and outcomes.
The project uses a cluster Random Controlled Trial to measure the impacts of interventions that redesign “landing” courses in STEM and that provide collaborative learning opportunities for students in the treatment group. The third major activity of the project will generate new articulation agreements between the two partner institutions to support successful student transfer and timely and efficient graduation.
For more information about STEM Bridges across Eastern Queens, please see: http://hsistem.qc.cuny.edu
Collaborative for Advancing STEM Leadership (CASL) (2016 – 2018)
For this NSF-funded HBCU-UP initiative of the University of the Virgin Islands, North Carolina Agricultural and Technological University (NCA&T), Fielding Graduate University, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities, KWE is providing all aspects of formative and summative evaluation of project implementation and outcomes.
The project seeks to research the role of leaders and leadership characteristics in successful efforts to broaden participation in STEM, translate identified attributes into leadership development for emerging leaders, and engage a Community of Practice to bring the successes of HBCUs in broadening STEM participation to mainstream US higher education.
For more information about CASL, please see: https://www.advancingstemleadership.net
Farmingdale FITW (2015 – 2020)
KWE is providing all aspects of formative and summative evaluation of project implementation and outcomes for the Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) project, using an RCT design to measure impacts on academic outcomes.
This ambitious program is funded by a First in the World FIPSE Grant awarded to Farmingdale State College by the United States Department of Education. The MidAtlantic Consortium consists of Farmingdale State College and its four partners (Bowie State University, Central Connecticut State University, Kean University, and The SUNY College at Old Westbury).
The goal of the Consortium is to improve 4-year graduation rates by 20% over each college’s baseline for both incoming first-year students and transfer students. The most innovative aspect of the proposal is that – beyond oncampus research – the Consortium will place both faculty and students in mentored research experiences off-campus in national laboratories, research universities, business accelerators, and other research venues. Additional activities include concerted faculty and curricular development; both first-year and second-year/transfer-year experience courses; Treisman-style collaborative learning workshops attached to foundational courses; project-based learning; special events (speakers and group exercises, as well as an array of videos from TED Talks and other sources); intensive counseling with a digital “Roadmap to Graduation and Beyond;” block scheduling; and – most importantly – involving students with hands-on research both on-campus and off-campus.
For more information about Farmingdale FITW, please see: www.farmingdale.edu/fitw
Metacommunity for Broadening Participation (2015 – 2020)
For this NSF-funded initiative of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, KWE provides all aspects of formative and summative evaluation of project implementation and outcomes.
The project seeks to meaningfully include HBCUs in AAC&U’s online networking platform, STEM Central, through complete redesign of the platform and creation of a metacommunity that combines the HBCU community of faculty, administrators, and scholars with the community of educational researchers of STEM.
For more information about this project, please see: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1548226
The Faculty Workload and Rewards Project: A Randomized Trial (2015 – 2020)
For this NSF PLAN-D project, KWE provides guidance and external oversight of data collection activities, review of all materials and PI analysis of project outcomes, brief annual formative evaluation reports, qualitative data collection (interviews and/or observations) during the final summer institute, summative assessment of project activities and outcomes, and a comprehensive evaluation report for use in reporting to NSF.
The Faculty Workload and Reward Project aims to transform outmoded workplace structures and cultures that maintain inequality between men and women university faculty in the STEM/Social Science fields in campus service, teaching, and mentoring workloads.
For more information about this project, please see: http://facultyworkloadandrewardsproject.umd.edu
TIDES – Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (2014 – 2017)
KWE is providing all aspects of formative and summative evaluation of project implementation and outcomes for the Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES) project.
TIDES is an initiative of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), funded by the Helmsley Trust to increase the self-efficacy of faculty regarding culturally competent pedagogy in STEM. It is a three-year curriculum and faculty development project working with 19 competitively selected campuses to develop models for broad institutional change that will advance evidence-based and culturally competent teaching.
By focusing on faculty self-efficacy and institutional cultural change, TIDES intends to positively impact STEM student learning and mitigate deficient coping behavior that can arise in the face of institutional barriers.
For more information about TIDES, please see: http://www.aacu.org/tides