- Year 2022
- NSF Noyce Award # 2050497
- First Name Barbara
- Last Name Ehlers
- Institution Upper Iowa University
- Role/Position PI
- Workshop Category Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Biological Sciences
- Target Audience Co-PIs, Evaluators/Education Researchers, Higher Education Institution Administrators, Other Faculty/Staff, Project PIs, School District Administrators, Undergraduate and/or Graduate Noyce Scholars
- Topics Community Building: Supporting Teacher Educators and Pre-Service Teachers
- Session Length 30 minutes minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Michael Gau (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Carter Harris Harris (email@example.com)
1. Learn about the partnership between Upper Iowa University (UIU) and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC)2. Learn how UIU and NICC communicate about the Noyce Track 1 program3. Learn how students are recruited and supported at both NICC and UIU.
1. Learn about the partnership between Upper Iowa University (UIU) and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC)Year 1 evaluation results indicate that key stakeholders across both educational institutions (UIU and NICC) are focused on the value of the institutional partnership. Specifically, NICC stakeholders report they have been trying to expand their focus on work-based learning and there is hope that this program will do so while also strengthening the partnership between NICC and UIU specifically in the area of science. All participants recognize the administration from both schools as being supportive and most also identify the need to promote it more within the public school system. Additionally, faculty engagement in, communication of, and promotion of the program are considered key to the program’s success and sustainability past grant funding.2. Learn how UIU and NICC communicate about the Noyce Track 1 program. UIU and NICC Noyce Grant personnel meet monthly via Zoom to discuss progress of the grant. Additionally, Year 1 key stakeholder interview data notes that one of the most important qualities of this program is identified as the strength of the partnership between UIU and NICC, and the strength of the faculty partnerships that will take place within the program.3. Learn how students are recruited and supported at both NICC and UIU. The community college partner stakeholders view partnering with UIU as creating a structured pathway for their students to enter into science careers that are a) non-medical careers and b) something they can offer to a wider variety of general education students. “Partnering with the four year institution is always a highlight for us. Having and building that relationship with Upper Iowa in the science area. Being able to work with a four year in our district in a content specific area is really important to us. It allows us to be able to reach our science students in a way that we can kind of build a path or a bridge to a specific program in a specific university with specific goals. We don’t see that a lot. It’s nice to kind of have that structure, that clarity, especially in a general education area where we don’t have a lot of those opportunities. We haven’t had a lot of opportunity to partner in a science education context.”
Upper Iowa University (UIU) Principal Investigator, Dr. Barbara Ehlers and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Dean, Michael Gau will explain the Noyce Track 1 Partnership between the two-year and four-year institutions. They will describe the steps the two institutions have taken to build a strong relationship to recruit students to become high school science teachers. The academic supports will be described that both institutions are taking to ensure success for both the Noyce Interns and Noyce Scholars. Noyce Scholar, Carter Harris will give his experiences that are enhancing his goal of becoming a high school science teacher.