Establishing a win-win partnership between a university and nonmetropolitan community colleges

Mary R. Anderson-Rowland, Armando Rodriguez, Anita Grierson, Richard A. Hall, Phil Blake Mcbride, Rakesh Pangasa, Clark Henson Vangilder, Russell Cox, Thomas R. Palmer

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Abstract

In 2008-09, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering carried out a pilot program with three nonmetropolitan community colleges (CCs) to develop a win-win partnership that would produce more engineering and computer science students. This pilot program was followed with the award of a five-year National Science Foundation STEP grant starting in fall 2009. In this program, two additional non-metropolitan CCs were included. This paper will describe the major accomplishments of this program as well as major lessons learned. These accomplishments include that all five CC schools now have engineering programs; one school encouraged students to select a major and as a result, the number of engineering majors has grown substantially; Associate Degrees in Science or Engineering has been added by some schools which more closely follow the first two years of an engineering program and thus facilitates transfer; and an engineering or computer science "curriculum pathway" is being instituted to better advise CC students who wish to earn a Bachelor's degree in these majors. The challenges will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
StatePublished - 2014
Event121st ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: 360 Degrees of Engineering Education - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2014Jun 18 2014

Other

Other121st ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: 360 Degrees of Engineering Education
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN
Period6/15/146/18/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Anderson-Rowland, M. R., Rodriguez, A., Grierson, A., Hall, R. A., Mcbride, P. B., Pangasa, R., Vangilder, C. H., Cox, R., & Palmer, T. R. (2014). Establishing a win-win partnership between a university and nonmetropolitan community colleges. In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings American Society for Engineering Education.