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ERIC Number: ED508104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
Diversifying the STEM Pipeline: The Model Replication Institutions Program
Cullinane, Jenna
Institute for Higher Education Policy
In 2006, the National Science Foundation (NSF) began funding the Model Replication Institutions (MRI) program, which sought to improve the quality, availability, and diversity of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Faced with pressing national priorities in the STEM fields and chronic gaps in postsecondary achievement, the MRI project identified Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) as key intermediaries to improve the quality, availability, and diversity of the STEM educational pipeline. This report begins by outlining MRI project activities, providing institutional information about participating campuses, and highlighting campus activities consistent with the components of the Model Institutions of Excellence (MIE) model. Subsequent sections analyze self-reported information from the MRIs regarding their evaluation of successful initiatives to improve STEM education, best practices for adopting and adapting lessons learned, and anticipated next steps in the implementation process. The report aims to disseminate the steps for replicating the MIE model to postsecondary institutions that are seeking to improve excellence and diversity in the STEM pipeline. Appended are: (1) MRI Partners; and (2) MRI Team Assignment: Introductory STEM Data Collection. (Contains 2 boxes, 2 footnotes and 1 figure.) [This report was written with the assistance of Lacey Leegwater.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: Institute for Higher Education Policy