- Year 2022
- NSF Noyce Award # 1660653
- First Name Kimberly
- Last Name Baker
- Institution University of Indianapolis
- Role/Position Co-PI, Associate Professor of Biology
- Workshop Category Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Biological Sciences
- Target Audience Co-PIs, Higher Education Institution Administrators, Other Faculty/Staff, Project PIs
- Topics Sustainable Program Management: Research/Assessment and/or Evaluation
- Session Length 45 minutes minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Katherine W Stickney (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Deborah D Sachs (email@example.com)
1. Participants will leave with information regarding effective strategies for: scholar recruitment; reflective adaptation and sequencing of curriculum; coordination with the financial aid office; development and maintenance of partnerships with teachers and districts; and design and implementation of effective in-service mentoring.2. Participants will be provided access to program documents including but not limited to an Agreement to Serve and Promise to Pay Contract, recruiting materials, mentoring report and progress report forms, introductory letters to hiring districts, and Cooperating Mentor Teacher Responsibility forms. 3. Participants will have opportunities to discuss and share successes and challenges encountered when initiating and implementing a STEM teacher preparation.
Our Noyce grant launched a new university initiative. As a result, we had to develop our own materials and resources for all aspects of the program. We gained many valuable suggestions and ideas from our colleagues at Noyce Summit meetings. In turn, we would welcome the opportunity to share our materials and lessons learned to assist new grant awardees in successfully initiating and implementing their own programs. Our session will include information gained from working with university offices such as admissions, marketing, and financial aid. We will include data on retention, curricular revision, recruitment, mentoring, and our Noyce program’s impact on scholars, cooperating mentor teachers and districts as identified by our program evaluator.
The University of Indianapolis is in the 5th year of our NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship Program which combines a one-year, clinical residency MAT program with two years of post-residency mentoring to produce highly effective STEM teachers. We are sharing our lessons learned after successful graduation, placement, and mentoring of 4 cohorts of Noyce Scholars. We will address the topics of Scholar recruitment, reflective adaptation and sequencing of curriculum, coordination with the financial aid office, development and maintenance of partnerships with teachers and districts, and design and implementation of effective in-service mentoring programs.