Increasing STEM talent through regional partnerships, recruiting, & retention
Study-based programs plus strong institutional support equals measurable success in recruitment and retention.
California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM) and Palomar Community College (Palomar) are increasing the number of STEM graduates through recruiting and retention activities coordinated across both institutions. Results from a recent marketing study have guided the design of STEM-related outreach programs and other recruitment efforts at Palomar College and select local high schools. Outreach activities include STEM Cafes, classroom presentations, and hands-on labs led by undergraduate STEM Ambassadors. Retention activities include the development of a drop-in STEM tutoring center, which recorded 3,404 visits in fall 2012, and a cross-campus curricula reform program that employs undergraduate Learning Assistants. Among the project’s initial achievements are reductions in DFW rates in targeted courses and a 48% year-over-year increase in new STEM enrollees.
- Charles De Leone
|Debbie DeRoma||California State University San Marcos|
- Name: California State University - San Marcos
- State: CA
- ID: TF-008
- Disciplinary Focus: All STEM
- Award Number: 1068477
- Project Year 2