- Year 2018
- NSF Noyce Award # 1660706
- First Name Dawn
- Last Name Meredith
- Discipline Other: All math and sciences
Leslie Barber (Great Bay Community College) firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Bryce (UNH) Julie.email@example.com
Orly Buchbinder (UNH) firstname.lastname@example.org
Meg Greenslade (UNH) Margaret.E.email@example.com
Elyse Hambacher (UNH) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn McCurdy (UNH) Kathryn.email@example.com
Carrie Hall (UNH) firstname.lastname@example.org
Meg Greenslade, UNH, Margaret.E.Greenslade@unh.edu
Without articulation agreements between community colleges and universities, community college students face uncertainty and potentially longer times to graduation than they may have anticipated. This can result in community college students unable to finish their degree programs at the University. Without articulation agreements with UNH, potential pre-service teachers are likely to get their degrees at other institutions which do require bachelors degrees in the content area. Articulation agreements with UNH Department Education will allow CC students to explore teaching earlier in their college career.
The goal is to put in place formal articulation agreements between the Community College System of NH and the University of NH, both between STEM departments, and the Department of Education.
This involves working closely with faculty from both institutions and fostering dialog and requires faculty champions on both the CCSNH and UNH campuses with support at the administration level.
Articulation agreements are now in place for the core STEM courses in both the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at UNH.
Because students who begin college at CCSNH are more diverse than those at UNH, these agreements allow a more diverse population to earn degrees at UNH. Pre-service STEM teachers who start at CCSNH and end at UNH will have both a bachelor’s degree in content and a master’s degree in education, which makes them better prepared teachers, entering the profession at a higher income level.