- Year 2019
- NSF Noyce Award # 1557309
- First Name Paige
- Last Name Evans
- Institution University of Houston
- Role/Position Principal Investigator and Clinical Professor
- Workshop Category Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Biological
- Target Audience Project PIs / Co-PIs / Other Faculty/Staff
- Topics Recruiting with Retention in Mind
- Session Length 30 minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Leah McAlister-Shields, lymcalis@Central.UH.EDU, University of Houston, Academic Program Manager;
Donna W. Stokes, dwstokes@Central.UH.EDU, University of Houston, Co-PI
The purpose of session is to share and discuss our recruiting strategies for a Noyce track 1 grant. We will share what we have learned throughout the past three years. Participants will learn about specific recruiting strategies that worked and did not work as a result of attending this session.
Evidence includes enrollment and retention data.
teachHOUSTON at the University of Houston is a university-based secondary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teacher preparation program that addresses the critical need for highly qualified STEM teachers in Texas and across the country to teach in high-need school districts. It is a collaboration between the colleges of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Education and local school districts. teachHOUSTON provides compact and flexible degree plans that fully integrate grade 7-12 teacher certification for those obtaining a major in Natural Sciences and Mathematics without adding time or cost to four-year degrees. STEM teachers are prepared through early and on-going field-experiences, and rigorous research-based instruction that integrates content and pedagogy provided by faculty members that have extensive teaching experience in public schools. teachHOUSTON produces diverse teachers with solid content knowledge for enhancing student learning, which will ultimately increase the number of students from predominantly underrepresented groups, entering into STEM-related majors and professions. The teachHOUSTON program has had two successive Noyce Track 1 grants. Since 2012, the project leadership team has worked diligently to improve the recruitment and retention of Noyce Scholars. This session highlights successes and challenges of recruiting STEM majors into the preservice teaching program. The following strategies will be discussed: Faculty Ambassadors; Student Ambassadors; Classroom Visits; Noyce Internship; Monitors; Registration Parties; Student Orientations; Flyers; and Social Media. Additionally, retention statistics will be shared.