STEM Seal of Excelencia Phase 1 STEM Seal of Excelencia Phase 1 This document provides the detailed statement of work for Phase 1 of the collaboration between Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) Center for STEM at Arizona State University (ASU) and to provide technical assistance to institutional teams seeking to accelerate Latino student success in STEM. During Phase 1, the partners will design and SFAz will develop the STEM Seal of Excelencia Assessment Tool. The partners will apply a STEM lens to Excelencias data, practices and leadership metrics and instrument them into the SFAz KickStarter (KS) STEM framework to develop a new STEM Seal of Excelencia (STEM-Seal) assessment tool. The tool will be used by HSIs and emerging HSIs to assess and incrementally develop a measurable Hispanic SERVING identity and build capacity that enables success of underrepresented students in STEM. The STEM-Seal tool will be used in the subsequent activities and phases of the collaboration that are described in the Timeline and Plan for the Joint KickStarter Excelencia STEM Seal of Excelencia Institute. Phase 1 will begin July 16, 2019, with a first build of the tool ready by Sept 30, 2019 and a second build completed by November 15, 2019. Design and development will be an iterative process with inputs from key stakeholders from SFAz, , and 2-year and 4-year Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). The cost for Phase 1 is $50,000. Terms include 25% payment upon signing the contract, with final payment at completion of work. STEM Seal of Excelencia Phase 1 To support institutions working to accelerate Latino student success in STEM, (Excelencia) and Science Foundation Arizona Center for STEM at Arizona State University (SFAz/ASU) propose to design and build the STEM Evidence-based Student Serving (STEM-ESS) framework. The STEM-ESS will integrate the SFAz/ASUs KickStarter (KS) STEM Assessment and processes    with s Seal of Excelencia (Seal) data, practices and leadership metrics , the exemplars found by Gomez in 4-yr HSIs with equitable outcomes for Hispanic students in STEM , and the National Academy of Science and Medicines Indicators for Monitoring Undergraduate STEM Education. The goal of the Seal of Excelencia is to widen and accelerate institutional change to bolster equity and college completion for Latino students. The Seal is a voluntary certification to recognize and distinguish institutions intentionally serving Latino students with impact from other institutions including those that are Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) based on demography and geography. Excelencia and SFAz propose a series of activities, webinars, and technical assistance that will help institutional teams assess the current status of STEM at their institution and plan their STEM-ESS Journey. At the end of the initial STEM-ESS institute, participants will have self-awareness of their institutions STEM capability, how it maps to the Seal framework, and prioritized STEM plans to address gaps and leverage strengths. This understanding positions participants to engage in a conversation with institutional leadership to ignite implementable actions to incrementally develop a measurable Hispanic SERVING identity and build capacity that enables success of underrepresented students in STEM. It is expected that the STEM-ESS Institute will also inform themes and topics of future institutes through insights and themes inferred across participant datasets.
|Effective start/end date||7/16/19 → 10/31/20|
- Excelencia in Education: $115,320.00
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