What is OMED? MISSION STATEMENT OMED  is a Georgia Tech Educational Services unit charged with the academic performance, r...
OMED: Educational Services <ul><li>From Remediation to Strategy Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st  Term Model (Presea...
SOME ISSUES <ul><li>Low Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>High Variation </li></ul><ul><li>False Predictors </li></ul><ul><li...
OMED STRATEGIES/PHILOSOPHIES <ul><li>Academic Preseason Strategies  </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching from Mentors & Peers </li><...
FRESHMEN PROGRAMS <ul><li>CHALLENGE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intensive summer bridge program (5 weeks)  </li></ul></ul><ul><l...
DUAL DEGREE/TRANSFER  PROGRAMS <ul><li>GT TRANSITIONS (DD/Transfer) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Week before bridge program (1 we...
GRADUATE STUDENT  PROGRAMS <ul><li>GT TRANSITIONS (Grad) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Week before bridge program (1 week)  </li><...
OTHER PROGRAMS  & RESOURCES <ul><li>Study Sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free tutorials offered 5 days/week in fall & spri...
Student Minority Organizations African American Student Union African Students Association Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Phi Alp...
14 th  Annual Tower Awards Event:  Tower Awards Date:  Thursday, April 3, 2008 Time:  6:00 PM Location:  OMNI Hotel Event:...
Academic Excellence The  Tower Awards  is an annual awards celebration honoring ALL underrepresented students who have ach...
Getting A Tower Award? Tower Award Criteria Graduating Bachelor Degree Award Students must be a degree candidate with  a c...
Under Represented Students  Academic Years (1990 – 2006)  Retention/Graduation Rates RETENTION  RATE GRADUATION RATE
DD/TR Under Represented Students  Academic Years (1997 – 2006)  Retention/Graduation Rates RETENTION  RATE GRADUATION RATE
DD Under Represented Students  Academic Years (1997 – 2006)  Retention/Graduation Rates RETENTION  RATE GRADUATION RATE
Support & Funding <ul><li>State Allocations </li></ul><ul><li>Institute Foundation Allocations </li></ul><ul><li>External ...
OMED Corporate Partnerships Rockwell   Collins Building trust ever day
OMED Team Dr. Guilermo Acosta Academic/Graduate Initiatives Cynthia Moore Office Manager Bruce Hilicus Computer Support Se...
Some Current Challenges <ul><li>Institutional Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Equity vs Excellence Mentality </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Thank You!
CHALLENGE PROGRAM <ul><li>Challenge is OMED’s signature bridge program. </li></ul><ul><li>Five-week, intensive summer prog...
CHALLENGE PROGRAM <ul><li>OMED program cost is approximately $2,250 per student. </li></ul><ul><li>Resources from state fu...
Summer Bridge Programs <ul><li>GT Transitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual Degree and Transfer students </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Peer Mentor Programs <ul><li>Freshmen & DD/Transfer Team Coach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Successful Upperclassmen </li></ul></...
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  1. 1. What is OMED? MISSION STATEMENT OMED is a Georgia Tech Educational Services unit charged with the academic performance, retention, and development of the complete student learner who is traditionally underrepresented (African American, Hispanic, and Native American). This development is intended to ensure that these gifted , yet inexperienced , students become inspired, high-performing problem solvers. OMED Programs, while targeted to the underrepresented, are beneficial and open to all Georgia Tech students.
  2. 2. OMED: Educational Services <ul><li>From Remediation to Strategy Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st Term Model (Preseason Strategies) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Rut” Theory (Early Season Strategies) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retention & Academic Performance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Structure and Direction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership Model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change to OMED: Educational Services (Test Bed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Focus (No Recruitment & Financial Aid) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. SOME ISSUES <ul><li>Low Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>High Variation </li></ul><ul><li>False Predictors </li></ul><ul><li>“ Valedictorian” Complex </li></ul><ul><li>False Perceptions of GT </li></ul><ul><li>Generation Gap </li></ul><ul><li>Parent to Partner </li></ul><ul><li>Low Brain Usage </li></ul>
  4. 4. OMED STRATEGIES/PHILOSOPHIES <ul><li>Academic Preseason Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching from Mentors & Peers </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous Student Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain High Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Programming </li></ul><ul><li>Parent to Partner Model </li></ul><ul><li>Grouping Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul>
  5. 5. FRESHMEN PROGRAMS <ul><li>CHALLENGE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intensive summer bridge program (5 weeks) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Freshmen Team Coach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Year long peer mentor program (Fall & Spring) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. DUAL DEGREE/TRANSFER PROGRAMS <ul><li>GT TRANSITIONS (DD/Transfer) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Week before bridge program (1 week) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dual Degree/Transfer Team Coach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Year long peer mentor program (Fall & Spring) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMS <ul><li>GT TRANSITIONS (Grad) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Week before bridge program (1 week) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FACES - Facilitating Academic Careers in Engineering and Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Series of programmatic activities that are designed to increase the number of underrepresented students in the engineering, science and mathematics professoriate </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. OTHER PROGRAMS & RESOURCES <ul><li>Study Sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free tutorials offered 5 days/week in fall & spring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ILARC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Learning & Academic Resource Center </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workshops/Seminars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various topics, held throughout the year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer and academic year positions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tower Awards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reaffirmation celebration of performance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parent Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various initiatives to prepare parents of students </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Student Minority Organizations African American Student Union African Students Association Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Phi Alpha Black Graduate Student Association Caribbean Student Association Delta Sigma Theta Hispanic Recruitment Team Kappa Alpha Psi Lambda Delta Rho Lambda Theta Alpha Lambda Upsilon Lambda (La Unidad Latina) Minority Recruitment Team National Society of Black Engineers Omega Psi Phi Phi Beta Sigma Spanish Speaking Organization Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Sigma Gamma Rho Zeta Phi Beta
  10. 10. 14 th Annual Tower Awards Event: Tower Awards Date: Thursday, April 3, 2008 Time: 6:00 PM Location: OMNI Hotel Event: Corporate Meeting Date: Friday, April 4, 2008 Time: 9:00 AM Location: OMNI Hotel
  11. 11. Academic Excellence The Tower Awards is an annual awards celebration honoring ALL underrepresented students who have achieved and sustained performance at a GPA level of 3.0 or above. The chart above shows a constant increase in the number of awards given from 2000 – 2006. Over 600 students were honored for the 2005-2006 academic year.
  12. 12. Getting A Tower Award? Tower Award Criteria Graduating Bachelor Degree Award Students must be a degree candidate with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. Graduating Master Degree Award Students must be a degree candidate with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater. Graduating Doctorate Degree Award Students must successfully complete all degree requirements. Sustained (Academic Career) Award Students must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior (non-graduating) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. Yearly Award Students must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (non-sustained nor graduating) with an average term GPA of 3.0 or greater for 2 or more consecutive terms. Certificate of Recognition Students must be a freshman with greater than 12 semester hours, 1 st term dual degree, or 1 st term transfer student with a term GPA of 3.0 or greater. NOTE: All Tower Award eligible students must be of the ethnic background of African-American, Hispanic, Native-American, or Multi-Racial
  13. 13. Under Represented Students Academic Years (1990 – 2006) Retention/Graduation Rates RETENTION RATE GRADUATION RATE
  14. 14. DD/TR Under Represented Students Academic Years (1997 – 2006) Retention/Graduation Rates RETENTION RATE GRADUATION RATE
  15. 15. DD Under Represented Students Academic Years (1997 – 2006) Retention/Graduation Rates RETENTION RATE GRADUATION RATE
  16. 16. Support & Funding <ul><li>State Allocations </li></ul><ul><li>Institute Foundation Allocations </li></ul><ul><li>External Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni & Private Donors </li></ul><ul><li>Revenue Generators </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Transfers to Participants </li></ul>
  17. 17. OMED Corporate Partnerships Rockwell Collins Building trust ever day
  18. 18. OMED Team Dr. Guilermo Acosta Academic/Graduate Initiatives Cynthia Moore Office Manager Bruce Hilicus Computer Support Services Vacant Executive Asst./ External Relations Bob Hume Program Evaluation Willy Barnett Undergrad Initiatives/ Web Designer S. Gordon Moore Jr. Managing Partner & Director Patrice Martin-Jones Customer Service/ Receptionist Vacant Programs Manager Student Staff Coaches, Tutors, Data Analysis
  19. 19. Some Current Challenges <ul><li>Institutional Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Equity vs Excellence Mentality </li></ul><ul><li>Success taken for Granted </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid to Students </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment of Top Underrep. Students </li></ul><ul><li>African American vs Hispanic </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity Initiatives & Competition for Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Hip Hop Generation (Students & Parents) </li></ul><ul><li>National Competition Where We Once Dominated </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thank You!
  21. 21. CHALLENGE PROGRAM <ul><li>Challenge is OMED’s signature bridge program. </li></ul><ul><li>Five-week, intensive summer program for freshman. </li></ul><ul><li>Immersed in the GT environment, living in a dorm, taking classes from GT professors, social & academic workshops provided by upper-class GT students. </li></ul><ul><li>Core courses that simulate their first semester. </li></ul><ul><li>Live in student counselors provide the students with academic and social knowledge of the Tech environment in the form of workshops, field trips, and day-to-day interactions. </li></ul>
  22. 22. CHALLENGE PROGRAM <ul><li>OMED program cost is approximately $2,250 per student. </li></ul><ul><li>Resources from state funding, GT Foundation support and corporate solicitation. </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge can be adapted for use at other institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Keys for adaption: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High level administrative support (resources and plan) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be designed for the specific student needs of the institution (which requires a thorough understanding of what the issues, concerns and skills are of the student population at the institution. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The model must be dynamic and flexible . </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Summer Bridge Programs <ul><li>GT Transitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual Degree and Transfer students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socialization with Dual Degree & Transfer Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate School Consideration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GRAD Transitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socialization with Graduate Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Seminar </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Peer Mentor Programs <ul><li>Freshmen & DD/Transfer Team Coach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Successful Upperclassmen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interested in student success of others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OMED sponsored student resource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extension of reach for OMED staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connected to campus pulse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willing to be trained and data sensitive </li></ul></ul>

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