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Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
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Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12
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Bio link evaluation for sff - national program survey 6-1-12

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Dr. Candiya Mann presents the results of the 2012 Bio-Link survey

Dr. Candiya Mann presents the results of the 2012 Bio-Link survey

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  • 1. 2011-2012 National Biotechnology/Life Sciences Program Survey: Preliminary Results SUMMER FELLOWS FORUM JUNE 5, 2012 BY CANDIYA MANN SENIOR RESEARCH MANAGER SOCIAL & ECONOMIC SCIENCES RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
  • 2. Methodology 4th survey administration  1999, 2000, 2008, 2011-12 Survey method: paper through 2008, web in 2011 Open Nov. 28th, 2011 – May 25, 2012 Participants invited via:  Email invitations  Bio-Link website, Facebook, Twitter and listserv  Contacted programs that respondents listed
  • 3. Respondents 97 Associate degree granting institutions  4 universities  4 international  2 high schools Among the 97….  82 currently have a certificate/degree biotechnology program Among the 82…  252 biotechnology programs!
  • 4. Number of Programs and Students 1998-99 2006-07 2011-12Number of colleges with 47 83 82programsTotal students 1,075 3,101 3,357Program size Mean: 23 Median: 25 Mean: 41, Median: 30 Range: 4-71 Range: 0-600 Range: 2-200 The programs are growing…
  • 5. Who are the students? Student Characteristics 1998-99 2011-12 62% 51% Mean age: 48% 27 in 1998, 29 in 2011 35% 22% 20% 14% 10% 10%Gender: Percentage Ethnicity: Percentage Entering with a Entering with work International/foreign Female Minority Bachelors degree or experience in higher bioscience or related field*
  • 6. Examples of Program Titles60 Degrees 39 Certificates Associate of Science in  Advanced Technical Certificate in Biotechnology Biotechnology  Cell and Tissue Culture Certificate Associates Degree in  Certificate in Biomanufacturing Environmental Science Technology  Certificate in Bioprotection Biotechnology Associate Degree in  Genomics Technology Applied Science  Bioinformatics Certificate Associate of Science in  Clinical Research Professional Environmental Sciences Certificate Associates Degree in Agricultural  Bioscience Regulatory Assurance Biotechnology Technologist Certificate  Biotechnology: Forensic Science Biotechnology Associate Degree in Option Applied Science
  • 7. Industry Collaboration "In what ways does your program interact with industry?" Participating on an advisory board 70% Providing student internships 62% Hiring company employees to teach college courses 35%Helping with company projects in the school laboratory 19%Using company laboratory facilities for student training 14% Providing professional development for alumni 11%Collaborating on arrangements, such as memoranda of 9% understanding with local incubators Serving as a contract research organization (CRO) for 9% industry Providing space for companies on the school campus 8% Providing contract training 7% Providing incubator space for start-up companies 6% None of the above 4%
  • 8. Other Types of Industry Collaboration Responses to open-ended question  Employ graduates, host interns  Provide guest instructors, guest speakers, discussion panels for career advice, informational interviews, company tours  Assist with curriculum development, advice about equipment purchases and textbook selection  Attend student showcase events, participate in professional development events  Provide equipment, grants, scholarships  Share equipment  Introduce biotech programs to new industry partners, market programs
  • 9. Internships and Collaboration 1998-99 2011-12 79% 78% 79%Percentage of Programs 71% 73% 64% 57% Require Offer internships Collaborate with Collaborate with internships (Not asked in high school four-year 1998) bioscience bioscience programs programs:
  • 10. Support for Industry-Recognized Certification In your opinion, would it benefit the students in your program if they could obtain an industry recognized certification? Not sure No 10% 8% Yes 82%
  • 11. Degrees & Certificates Awarded 1193 754 752 4861998-99 1999-00 2005-06 2010-11
  • 12. Where do the students go next? Graduates with certificates (474) & degrees (719)  Secured employment in the bioscience industry: 52%  Transferred to a four-year institution: 29% Left program without certificate/degree (560)  Transferred to a four-year institution: 20%  Secured employment in the bioscience industry: 9%  Completed the coursework needed to advance existing bioscience career: 9%
  • 13. Awareness of Bio-Link 96%: Heard of Bio-Link prior to survey 79%: Bio-Link has been helpful to their college
  • 14. How Bio-Link Was Helpful "Please review the list below and mark the ways in which Bio- Link has been helpful." Contacts with colleagues made through Bio-Link 68% network Information on Bio-Link website 60% Attendance at Summer Fellows Forum 53% Information obtained from Bio-Link at regional or 50% national conference Bio-Link sponsored or arranged professional 38% development workshop Help with a grant proposal 27% Direct consulting assistance from Bio-Link or a Bio- 27% Link partnerContacts with local industry made with Bio-Link help 14% or information
  • 15. Other Ways Bio-Link Was HelpfulThemes from Responses Sample Quotationsto Open-Ended Question Referrals to workshops and  “Bio-Link is useful to me in terms of networking and benchmarking.” partnerships  “Bio-Link provides models and Webinars on grant writing examples to emulate, especially with regard to how to interact and Curricular materials work effectively with industry partners.” Course-in-a-box Bio-Link listserv & Facebook  “The course-in-a-box has been tremendous to me for a basic Fostering a sense of techniques course in biotechnology.” community
  • 16. How Respondents Have Changed Due to Bio-Link “Are you or your institution doing anything differently as a result of your interactions with Bio-Link?”  Modified course content  Implemented professional development workshops  Developed new certificates  Outreach/articulation with high schools and universities  Instituted Bridge-to-Biotech program  Re-defined grant application due to Bio-Link feedback
  • 17. "Please indicate your level of interest in the following Bio-Link services." High Interest Some Interest Low Interest No Interest Online clearinghouse 68% 26% 5% 1% Science education pipeline models 66% 27% 6%1% Career videos 65% 27% 8%1%Models of college engagement with industry 61% 28% 10% 1% Career website 61% 28% 9% 3% Professional development 60% 29% 9% 3% "Courses-in-a-box" 54% 34% 4% 8% Online interactive community 53% 31% 15% 1% Developing faculty internships 52% 32% 13% 3% Online courses 46% 35% 15% 4% Consulting 46% 35% 14% 5% Equipment Depot 45% 38% 12% 5% Discounts for group purchasing 39% 38% 18% 5%
  • 18. Questions?

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