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ERIC Number: EJ953435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Expanding Pathways: A Summer Bridge Program for Community College STEM Students
Lenaburg, Lubella; Aguirre, Ofelia; Goodchild, Fiona; Kuhn, Jens-Uwe
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v36 n3 p153-168 2012
This paper addresses the transition of community college students to degree programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The paper presents the results of an evaluation of a two-week residential summer bridge program that recruited community college students from a wide range of academic, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and included traditional and innovative elements to address academic, social, and career needs. Evaluation data were obtained from pre- and postsurveys, focus groups, and annual tracking surveys about subsequent academic choices and course completion. Results identify the factors that increase the confidence and motivation of students to pursue STEM undergraduate degrees. Student rankings indicate that they found the innovative elements of the bridge program to be the most valuable and transformative in their academic success. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California