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Presented By Steve Barkanic at the 67th Annual ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions on March 15, 2012

Presented By Steve Barkanic at the 67th Annual ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions on March 15, 2012

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Steve Barkanic - The Business-Higher Education Forum STEM Higher Education and Workforce Project Steve Barkanic - The Business-Higher Education Forum STEM Higher Education and Workforce Project Presentation Transcript

  • 67th Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Organizations Steve Barkanic Senior Director of STEM Policy & Programs Steve.Barkanic@bhef.com March 14, 2012
  • BHEF OverviewFounded in 1978, BHEF leaders work together to advance solutionsto our nation’s most significant educational challenges to enhanceU.S. competitiveness•Diverse Membership  Fortune 500 CEOs and senior executives  University presidents  Select government and foundation leaders•Long History of Member-Led Initiatives  Business-university research collaboration  Diversity  College readiness, access and success  STEM  Workforce 2 ©BHEF
  • STEM Higher Education & Workforce ProjectGoals: Through a strategy of regional pilots influencing national policy andpractice, the project aims to address workforce needs by:1.Increasing STEM student persistence, particularly women and underrepresentedminorities2.Deepening STEM learning and relevance with a focus on the first two years ofcollege3.Increasing the alignment of undergraduate STEM education and degree productionwith government and industry workforce needs, with a focus on high-demand STEMfields4.Developing a national network to scale evidence-based practices and influencebroader policy through collaborations among government, and business and highereducation association members 3 ©BHEF
  • Project Engagement Model 4 ©BHEF
  • STEM Project Strategy and Sample Products 5 ©BHEF
  • Regional Strategy• Focus on the First Two Years of College• Create 8 – 10 Unique, Sector-Focused Regional Pilots – Directly align with local workforce needs – Developing new STEM educational models, e.g. cyber teaching hospital, PSM• A Menu of Research-Based Interventions: – Earlier Internships – Redesigned courses and new teaching methods focused on active student learning – Undergraduate mentoring  and career guidance by STEM professionals – Cohort and team learning experiences, themed residential communities, STEM competitions, and other enriched supports  – Cognitive tutors• Pilots Serve as Central Hubs – Serve as inputs to the U.S. STEM Education Model 2.0 6 – Create a network for scaling and exporting learning ©BHEF
  • Regional Strategy: Potential Partners & Sites Maryland:Wisconsin: University System ofUniversity of Maryland; SAIC; BAEWisconsin Systems; BattelleSystem Memorial Institute; EADS; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Office of Naval ResearchCalifornia:3 sites—SanFrancisco area; Ohio: Battelle Memorialmid-coast; Institute; The Ohio Statesouthern CA University; Casevarious Western Reservepartners University; GENebraska:University of Missouri:Nebraska; Union WashingtonPacific; Peter University in St.Kiewit (global Louis; Boeing;engineering) Monsanto 7 ©BHEF
  • National StrategyPotential Partners•Aerospace Industry of America•American Society for Engineering Education•Association of American Universities•Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities•National Defense Industry Association•TechNet•Professional Societies, US Chamber; Business Roundtable; OthersPotential Activities•National examination of postsecondary STEM and workforce alignment•Learning from regional pilots to inform the national strategy and engage with stateand federal government•Working with partner organizations to bring regional prototypes to scale 8 ©BHEF
  • Key TakeawaysBHEF’s Member Universities and Companies are:•Focusing on the first two years of undergraduate and graduate Professional ScienceMasters (PSM)•Collaborating through regional projects to meet local STEM workforce needs, e.g.cyber securityDeveloping ‘Game-Changing’ Educational Models•Professional Science Masters (PSM)•Cyber Security Teaching HospitalBuilding a Network of Networks•Replicate outcomes from regional projects nationally•U.S. STEM Education Model 2.0 will show key leverage points•Align national industry and academic partners to benefit from large memberships 9 ©BHEF
  • For additional information:• BHEF STEM Higher Education and Workforce Project: http:// bhef.com/solutions/stem/hewp.asp• BHEF STEM Research and Policy Series: http://www.bhef.com/publications/research-briefs.asp• BHEF’s U.S. STEM Education Model: http://forio.com/simulate/bhef/u-s-stem-education-model/overview/• BHEF’s Online Resource Center: www.StrategicEdSolutions.org 10 ©BHEF