Annual Community College Day at NSF HQ 4-12-04

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Community College Day is held at the National Science Foundation Headquarters in Arlington, VA every spring. The lead organizer is usually an NSF Program Director/Rotator who has taught in community college. That was me - and I spoke about NSF programs. Invitees are science faculty from the surrounding area. The program includes a nationally known speaker who also attended a community college, selected by the PD. In 2004, I invited the then-president of the National Academy of Engineering.

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Annual Community College Day at NSF HQ 4-12-04

  1. 1. Community College Chemistry Funding Opportunities In DUE Community College Day at NSF Headquarters Liz Dorland Chemistry Program Director Division of Undergraduate Education April 2004 National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education
  2. 2. National Science Foundation Inspector General National Science Board Director Deputy Director Staff Offices Computer & Information Science & Engineering Engineering Geosciences Mathematical & Physical Sciences Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences Education & Human Resources Budget, Finance & Award Management Information Resource Management Biological Sciences
  3. 3. <ul><li>DUE: Division of Undergraduate Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Divisions in EHR: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ESIE Elementary, Secondary, & Informal Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DGE Graduate Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>REC Research, Evaluation, and Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HRD Human Resource Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EPSCoR Exp. Programs to Stimulate Competitive Research </li></ul></ul>EHR: Directorate for Education and Human Resources
  4. 4. <ul><li>GPG: Grant Proposal Guide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Link (or search) on www.nsf.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FastLane submission required </li></ul><ul><li>www . fldemo . nsf.gov at www.fastlane.nsf.gov </li></ul><ul><li>PIRS: Project Information Resource System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>search for “ PIRS ” on the NSF main page or DUE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DUE Reviewer Information Form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>choose Publications , then Forms from DUE drop down menu or search on the NSF page </li></ul></ul>NSF & DUE Web Resources
  5. 5. DUE Funding Levels: FY 04 Total $160 million
  6. 6. DUE Selected Programs: ATE: Advanced Technological Education CCLI Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement STEP: STEM Talent Expansion Program National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Promotes improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and the secondary school levels. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two-year colleges leadership role in all projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnerships between two/four year colleges, universities, secondary schools, business and industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Producing more science and engineering technicians to meet workforce demands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving the general science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) preparation of technicians and the educators who prepare them. </li></ul></ul>ATE: Advanced Technological Education
  8. 8. Active ATE Awards (242) As of October 1, 2003
  9. 9. <ul><li>Tracks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulation Partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preliminary Proposals (Optional) April 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Formal Proposals Due Oct. 2004 </li></ul>ATE: Three Tracks
  10. 10. <ul><li>1. Projects include one or more: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program improvement (modern practice/competencies) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development for educators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum and Educational materials development (national scope) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical experiences for students and faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(internships and field experiences) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laboratory development (innovative methods) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research to assess effectiveness of funded efforts </li></ul></ul>ATE Projects: Track 1
  11. 11. <ul><li>Centers (awarded for 4 years) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Centers of Excellence with emphasis on a particular area of technology (2 @ $5 million) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional centers in information technology or manufacturing (4 @ $3 million) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource Centers (4 @ $1.5 million) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning Grants (10 @ $70 K for 2 years) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Articulation partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>teacher preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>associate to bachelor’s degree </li></ul></ul>ATE: Tracks 2 and 3
  12. 12. ATE National Centers of Excellence (Track 2) <ul><li>Disciplinary field </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g., Information Technology, Biotechnology) </li></ul><ul><li>National resource for the particular technology </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>standard setting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>curriculum development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>faculty and teacher enhancement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>dissemination of the Center’s and others’ material </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>facilitating partnerships among other schools and colleges </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>recruitment and retention strategies </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. National Center Regional Center Resource Center ( DC) ATE Centers of Excellence (25)
  14. 14. BIO-LINK: A NATIONAL ATE CENTER FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY <ul><li>City College of San Francisco DUE 0118933 </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinating and facilitating a national program for biotechnology education </li></ul><ul><li>Involving six regional centers, baccalaureate institutions, high schools, national laboratories, and industry partners such as GenenTech and Amgen </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying and testing instructional materials, retaining and recruiting underrepresented groups, strengthening basic STEM skills, and increasing work-based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Holding summer institutes and sponsoring internships for faculty, students, and technicians. </li></ul>
  15. 15. ATE Regional Centers <ul><li>Manufacturing Technology or Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Regional focus – serves the needs of industry in a region </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration among colleges and secondary schools </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with industry in the region </li></ul><ul><li>Activities of the same kind as National Centers, including curriculum adaptation, faculty and teacher development, establishment of partnerships, and recruitment and retention strategies, all directed toward regional needs </li></ul>
  16. 16. CREATE: California Regional Consortium for Engineering Advances in Technological Education <ul><li>College of the Canyons, California DUE 0202396 </li></ul><ul><li>Joins 7 community colleges, 5 universities, and over 50 employers to educate workforce in high demand information and manufacturing technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Increased enrollment in technician courses from 1233 in 1997 to 3908 in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Has a 82% retention rate for students </li></ul><ul><li>Won the Hesburgh Award for Excellence </li></ul>
  17. 17. American Chemical Society (Washington, DC) Chemical Technology Bellevue CC (Bellevue, WA) Information Technology Chemeketa CC (Salem, OR) Natural Resources Eastern Iowa CC District (Bettendorf, IA) Environmental Technology Iowa State University (Ames, IA) Non-destructive Testing Maricopa CC District (Tempe, AZ) Microelectronics Middlesex County College (Edison, NJ) Engineering Technology Monterey Peninsula College (Monterey, CA) Marine Technology Sinclair CC (Dayton, OH) Manufacturing Springfield Tech. CC (Springfield, MA) Telecommunications S.C. Tech. College System (Florence, SC) Engineering Technology ATE Centers of Excellence Resource Centers
  18. 18. Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center <ul><li>Maricopa Community College District </li></ul><ul><li>DUE 9602373, 9908419, 0202240 </li></ul><ul><li>Partnering with 10 semiconductor manufacturing firms like Intel, Motorola, and Microchip Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Developing curricular systems and materials to support needs for technicians </li></ul><ul><li>Providing technical and instructional support for teachers and faculty and motivating semiconductor manufacturing technology (SMT) faculty to adopt the MATEC learning system </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the number of women and minorities, preparing for technician careers </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Recruit students and provide career pathways </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance technological and pedagogical knowledge and skills of teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Create and test instructional materials and curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Develop 2+2, 2+2+2, and 4+2 programs and articulation agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Create and offer dual enrollment programs </li></ul>ATE: Articulation Partnerships (Track 3)
  20. 20. New ATE Opportunity: Planning Grants for Institution-Wide Reform of Technician Education <ul><li>Planning grants (up to $150,000 for 24 months) enable institutions to reformulate, streamline, and update technician degree programs at their institutions to meet the emerging educational needs of U. S. industry </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a plan to transform the institutional mission, organizational structure, policies and procedures, and curricula; strengthen faculty; and enhance connections with industry </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>address evolving, converging, and emerging technical fields </li></ul><ul><li>provide educational opportunities for an increasingly diverse student body </li></ul><ul><li>strengthen the academic potential of under-prepared students coming to the college </li></ul><ul><li>build faculty leadership potential </li></ul><ul><li>incorporate global issues and international technological and business practices </li></ul><ul><li>develop approaches for dealing with fiscal constraints </li></ul>Planning Grants: Institution-Wide Reform of Technician Education
  22. 22. <ul><li>Type Award Range Duration </li></ul><ul><li>Projects $25 K to $300 K/yr 1 to 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>a. National Centers $2.5 M to $3 M 3 Years </li></ul><ul><li>b. Regional Centers $1.5 M to $2 M 3 Years </li></ul><ul><li>c. Planning Grants $40 K to $50 K 1 to 2 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Articulation $100 K to $300 3 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>2003 Proposals: 202 No. Funded: 65 (32%) </li></ul>ATE Award Information
  23. 23. <ul><li>The Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement program seeks to improve the quality of STEM education for all students…based on educational research…and data concerning needs … </li></ul><ul><li>A&I: Adaptation and Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>EMD: Educational Materials Development </li></ul><ul><li>ND: National Dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>ASA: Assessment of Student Achievement </li></ul>CCLI: Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement
  24. 24. <ul><li>A&I: Adaptation and Implementation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptation of high-quality materials and effective educational practices developed elsewhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain needed instrumentation and equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(1:1 match on equipment over $5000 only) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EMD: Educational and Materials Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce innovative materials of high quality and significance appropriate for national distribution </li></ul></ul>CCLI: Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement
  25. 25. <ul><li>ND: National Dissemination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissemination of exemplary materials through large-scale faculty development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ASA: Assessing Student Achievement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and disseminate effective assessment practices, tools, and measures </li></ul></ul>CCLI: Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement
  26. 26. <ul><ul><li>Supports and encourages the use of innovative materials and practices that have been demonstrated to be effective and the acquisition of instrumentation to achieve pedagogical change. </li></ul></ul>CCLI-A&I: Adaptation and Implementation <ul><ul><li>Types of Projects: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type I: Direct curricular improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type II: Strategies to overcome identified challenges to educational reform </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. CCLI-A&I: Type I projects might include : <ul><li>Incorporation of laboratory or field experiences that engage students in scientific processes and concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation and testing of exemplary materials for use by a student population significantly different from the one for which they were originally developed. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement of teaching and learning through instructional and information technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of the study of pedagogy and content in STEM core courses for prospective preK-12 teachers. </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Adaptation and implementation of exemplary practices and/or materials…in innovative ways </li></ul><ul><li>An evaluation that informs the institution and others of the effectiveness of the implemented materials </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Efforts to…broaden impact at the institution within or across disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Effective dissemination to the broader community </li></ul>Outcomes expected of funded A&I Type I projects include all of the following:
  29. 29. <ul><ul><li>Provides support for a group of faculty who have identified challenges or barriers that are currently preventing curriculum reform to pursue a plan that details their strategies for overcoming these problems. Students must be involved. </li></ul></ul>CCLI-A&I Type II: Adaptation and Implementation <ul><li>Projects might include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intensive faculty enhancement activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot efforts of several reform methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-institutional efforts </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. CCLI-A&I: Type II projects might include : <ul><li>Intensive faculty enhancement activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to exemplary programs; or other activities to prepare a group of faculty to implement new curricula or practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance at workshops, seminars, or discussion groups that bring in outside experts </li></ul><ul><li>Student participation: determining student opinions and perceptions that restrict student participation in courses, programs, and/or majors </li></ul>
  31. 31. Outcomes expected of funded A&I Type II projects include all of the following: <ul><li>Lowering of the challenges or barriers that were defined in the proposal. </li></ul><ul><li>Description of the curricula, materials, and/or practices explored and the progress that has been made. </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of student contributions to the project. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation and dissemination of the progress made toward the goals. </li></ul><ul><li>A plan, including a timeline, for continuing the reform that was initiated as a result of the project. </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>Provide only the basic level of support for STEM instruction needed to maintain a viable program. </li></ul><ul><li>Are justified solely on the basis of financial need or increased enrollments. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek replacement instrumentation without a well-conceived plan for enhancing learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek replacement instrumentation without a well-conceived plan for enhancing learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Replicate an existing program without further adaptation. </li></ul>The CCLI-A&I track discourages proposals that:
  33. 33. <ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To demonstrate the scientific, educational and commercial merit of an idea or concept </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If effective, may serve as the basis for full-scale-development project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outcomes expected: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prototype, pilot test, evaluation data, dissemination of results, a plan for further development, identification of test sites, and a plan for sustainability </li></ul></ul>EMD: Educational Materials Development- Proof of Concept
  34. 34. <ul><li>Encourages joint projects in STEM disciplines from coalitions of two- and four- year institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals must involve BOTH two- and four-year faculty in the design, development and implementation activities </li></ul><ul><li>May address articulation issues </li></ul><ul><li>An additional $25K may be requested ($100K total) </li></ul>EMD POC-C: Coalitions of Two- and Four-Year Institutions
  35. 35. <ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To produce and evaluate an innovative product (educational materials or pedagogical practices) based upon prior experience with a prototype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To promote dissemination and implementation nationally </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>innovative materials or practices, credible evaluation, faculty prepared to use the materials, dissemination of information, self-sustaining national distribution </li></ul></ul>EMD: Educational Materials Development- Full Development
  36. 36. <ul><ul><li>Objective: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To support national dissemination of exemplary materials and practices by providing current and future faculty with professional development activities to improve undergraduate learning. </li></ul></ul>CCLI-ND: National Dissemination Activities are expected enable faculty to: 1) introduce new content into undergraduate courses and laboratories 2) explore effective educational practices, thereby improving the effectiveness of their teaching
  37. 37. <ul><li>Peer-Led Team Learning: National Dissemination by the Workshop Project </li></ul><ul><li>– David Gosser, CUNY City College </li></ul><ul><li>Process Oriented Guided Learning </li></ul><ul><li>– Richard Moog, Franklin and Marshall College </li></ul><ul><li>A Series of Workshops in the Chemical Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>– Jerry Smith, Georgia State University </li></ul>Current Chemistry CCLI-ND Projects
  38. 38. <ul><li>Objective: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and disseminate assessment practices, tools, and measures to improve teaching and learning in STEM </li></ul>CCLI-ASA: Assessment of Student Achievement Types of Projects: 1. New Development - new assessment materials 2. Adaptation - adaptation of proven materials 3. Dissemination - dissemination of effective materials
  39. 39. <ul><li>ChemQuery: An Assessment System for Mapping Student Progress in Learning General Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>– Angelica Stacey, University of California, Berkeley </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Web-Based Assessment Tools to Diagnose Misconceptions in Undergraduate Science Classes </li></ul><ul><li>– Barbara Gaddis, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs </li></ul>Sample CCLI-ASA Projects
  40. 40. CCLI Fiscal Year 2003 All DUE Disciplines Track Proposals Awards Success Rate A&I 768 150 20% EMD 544 97 18% ND 36 8 22% ASA 95 10 11%
  41. 41. CCLI Award Information Track Application Deadline Anticipated Award Limits Anticipated Award Duration EMD June 17, 2004 *by 5 PM local time zone POC: $75,000 POC-C: $100,000 Full Dev: $500,000 2-3 years (up to 5 years for full dev.) ND June 16, 2004 $1,000,000/year 2+ years (up to 5 years) ASA Dec. 2, 2004 $500,000/yr up to 3 years A & I Dec. 8, 2004 Type 1: $100-200k Type 2: $75,000 2-3 years
  42. 42. <ul><ul><li>Estimated Number of Awards: 250 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- including 115 EMD, 10 ND, 115 A&I, and 10 ASA awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipated Total Funding Amount: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- $40,000,000 for new awards pending availability of funding </li></ul></ul>CCLI Award Information
  43. 43. <ul><li>Seeks to increase the overall number of students (U.S. Citizens or permanent residents) pursuing and receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Proposals: </li></ul><ul><li>Type 1 – strategies to increase student numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Type 2 – research on degree attainment in STEM </li></ul><ul><li>Program Deadline: March 2005 (anticipated) </li></ul>STEP: S TEM Talent Expansion Program
  44. 44. <ul><li>Type 1 Proposals (10-20 awards): </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation projects </li></ul><ul><li>Efforts to increase the number of STEM majors at the undergraduate level (associates or bachelors) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to increase the total STEM enrollment and degree attainment in STEM at the undergraduate level (associates or bachelors) </li></ul><ul><li>New numbers can not come from other STEM disciplines </li></ul>STEP: S TEM Talent Expansion Program
  45. 45. <ul><li>Type 2 Proposals (2-3 awards): </li></ul><ul><li>Educational research on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the research questions </li></ul><ul><li>Implement the collection and analysis of data </li></ul><ul><li>Interpret the findings </li></ul>STEP: S TEM Talent Expansion Program
  46. 46. <ul><li>Budgetary Limitations: </li></ul><ul><li>Type 1 (Implementation) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$500 K for 5 years for up to 5,000 undergrad students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$1.0 M for 5 years for 5,000-15,000 undergrad students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$2.0 M for 5 years for >15,000 undergrad students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Type 2 (Educational Research) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$500 K per year for 1-3 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One proposal per institution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(can be a partner on only one proposal) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$24 million available in 2004 </li></ul>STEP: S TEM Talent Expansion Program
  47. 47. <ul><li>Outcomes expected: </li></ul><ul><li>Significant progress toward achieving the specific increases proposed in the number of students </li></ul><ul><li>A description of activities that have been institutionalized as a result of the project </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for continuing efforts to increase the number of students studying in STEM disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>An evaluation that informs the institution and others of the project’s progress </li></ul><ul><li>Effective dissemination of project processes and results to the broader community </li></ul>STEP: S TEM Talent Expansion Program
  48. 48. Telephone: (703) 292-8670 Email: [email_address] edorland@nsf.gov [email_address] [email_address] www.ehr.nsf.gov/due Contact Information

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