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The NMSU Carlsbad Community College’s mission is to provide access to quality education opportunities and to support the economic and cultural life of the people of southeastern New Mexico.

NMSU Carlsbad Project ¡ADELANTE!

Project ¡ADELANTE! Teacher Preparation

Project ¡ADELANTE! represents New Mexico State University Carlsbad’s effort to increase student completion and transfer particularly for Hispanics and low-income students students.  NMSU-Carlsbad is a Hispanic Serving Institution representing nearly 1800 students and supporting a 51% Hispanic demographic according to the university’s Fall 2016 headcount.  NMSU-Carlsbad provides the only affordable postsecondary option for a growing population of underserved, underrepresented and disadvantaged students in the region.

¡ADELANTE! is driven by three major goals:  increase completion and transfer for Hispanics and low-income students through Articulation and Transfer Agreements with 4-year institutions, increase student support services to place-bound and time-bound students, and improve conditions for data informed Academic Programs and Student Services decision making.

The Project funded for five years will (a) increase the frequency and quality of advising services to students, (b) drive the adoption of Guided Pathways to clarify degree and transfer planning and success, (c) develop and execute articulation agreements with 4-year institutions and develop transfer planning maps, (d) increase access to virtual advising, particularly for Teacher Preparation candidates, (e) increase availability and quality of virtual coursework, (f) increase completion and transfer-out rates, and (g) create a culture of evidence for informed decision-making.

The project ¡ADELANTE! addresses Competitive Preference Priority 2:  develop or enhance articulation agreements and/or student support programs designed to facilitate the transfer from 2-year to 4-year institutions through the development  of Transfer and Articulation Agreements with 4-year institutions, the creation of a Student Transfer Space, the cultivation of embedded campus faculty and staff Transfer Advocates, proactive “College Knowledge” outreach and other strategies.

The project addresses the Invitational Priority:  “promoting the Teacher Profession for Hispanics Students (category 3) and develop strong teacher pipelines that support the preparation, placement and retention of effective teachers” through substantial investment in the quality of the Teacher Preparation program, advising and faculty professional development that places a high value on diversity and culture as a context for learning.

Source:  Adelante PROJECT ABSTRACT, 2017.

Contact:
Teri Dodson, MSN, Project Director
NMSU Carlsbad
1500 University Dr.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
575-234-9200 ext. 1256
teridods@nmsu.edu

Project ¡ADELANTE! Program Activities

♦Develop a Student Transfer Advising Space-Develop and execute articulation agreements with four-year institutions to facilitate and increase completion and transfer-out rates and increase access to virtual advising services, particularly for Teacher Preparation candidates.

♦Promote the Teacher Profession for Hispanic, at-risk and low-income students and families through College Knowledge presentation-Substantial investments in the quality of the Teacher Preparation program.

♦Increase the frequency and quality of advising and virtual advising services to students by implementing a Case Management Advising model-Develop strong teacher pipelines that support preparation, placement and retention of effective teachers.

♦Conduct a Student Momentum Loss study as an instrument for data informed Student Services and Academic Program decision making-Identify and address student loss dynamics.

NMSU Carlsbad STEM SR2 Project

SR2 Systemic Reform for Significant Results Project Overview

The STEM SR2 Initiative, System Reform for Significant Results, represents a systemic and sustainable effort by New Mexico State University Carlsbad to make improvements in student success outcomes, particularly for Hispanic and low-income STEM students.  NMSU-Carlsbad is a Hispanic Serving Institution representing nearly 1800 students and supporting a 51% Hispanic demographic according to the university’s Fall 2016 headcount.  NMSU-Carlsbad provides the only affordable postsecondary option for a growing population of underserved, underrepresented and disadvantaged students in the region.

The SR2 Project is driven by three major objectives:

♦ Increase access to STEM education for Hispanic and low-income area students.

♦ Increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining STEM degrees.

♦ Increase STEM baccalaureate degree articulation and transfer agreements with four-year institutions.

The Project funded for five years (2016 – 2021) and is designed to (a) (a) Improve college readiness of high school students for STEM education; (b) Accelerate student progression through college-level math courses; (c) Integrate academic support systems with high-impact practices to keep students on track to graduation and transfer to baccalaureate STEM programs; (d) Establish a faculty professional development series that focuses on the learning needs of Hispanic and low-income students and students in STEM disciplines; (e) Develop articulation agreements in STEM with four-year institutions; and (f) Create a culture of evidence for informed decision-making.

The SR2 Project meets the absolute and competitive priorities of the STEM Grant Competition. Absolute Priority 1 – Goal 1: Increase access and success in STEM for Hispanic and low-income area residents; Absolute Priority 2 – Goal 2: Increase the number of Hispanic and other low-income students attaining STEM degrees, Priority 2 – Goal 3: Develop articulation and transfer agreements in STEM with four-year institutions.

The SR2 Project addresses Competitive Preference Priority 2:  Addressing patterns of failure in developmental and gateway math courses that hinder Hispanic and low-income students from pursuing a degree in STEM; and low persistence and graduation rates in STEM.

Source:  SR2 Systemic Reform for Significant Results Project Abstract, 2016.

Project Contact:
Teri Dodson, MSN, Project Director
NMSU Carlsbad
1500 University Dr.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
575-234-9200 ext. 1256
teridods@nmsu.edu

 

STEM SR2 Program Activities

  • NMSU Carlsbad Title III funds are specifically to be used to assist students in attaining educational goals by increasing retention, progression, transfer and graduation of Hispanic, low-income and first generation STEM students.
  • NMSU Carlsbad Title III is committed to the success of all students with emphasis on those interested in STEM fields including those in Developmental Courses.
  • Student Success Coaches to provide developmental students with specialized support specifically designed for remedial students. The SSC will follow students throughout their developmental process and provide such skills as problem solving techniques, financial literacy, assertiveness training, professional skills and promote non-cognitive skills. They will also assist students to address strengths and weaknesses and set short and long term academic goals, resulting in a realistic action plan.
    • Location: Learning Assistance Center, Instructional Building, Room IB 253
  • STEM Case Management Advisor and Outreach Coordinator will have the dual role of academic advising, referral of students to appropriate college departments or state/local agencies, preparing students for proficiency/evaluation testing, financial aid applications, recognizing at risk students and developing learning communities and strategies for student success, and serving as an advocate for a specific group of STEM students. Advising will be customized to meet the specific needs of the individual student, taking into account the student’s strengths and weaknesses. The second role of this position is to serve as the Outreach Coordinator contacting area wide K-12 schools and creating and organizing STEM outreach activities for students, families, and K-12 teachers to emphasize STEM education and career paths.
  • Summer Bridge Program for new or returning students to provide review of math and English skills and student success workshops.
  • Student Peer Mentors will provide assistance with study skills to include textbook reading, note-taking, learning styles, and time management. Will offer motivation and encouragement as well as guide students who are first generation, Hispanic, and/or low income to improve academic success.
  • Faculty and Staff professional development offer exposure to best practices necessary for growth and change into a premier community college.
  • STEM SR2 funds are being used to purchase equipment and update the aging Engineering lab as well as providing an outdoor alternative energy lab to be used in student research projects.
Location & Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, 8:00am -12:00pm
Main Building, Rm 214