Enhancements    

MSEIP: DEVELOPING EVIDENCE-BASED LEARNING COMMUNITIES IN STEM GATEWAY COURSES: INCREASING PERSISTENCE AND TIMELY COMPLETION OF STEM

MSEIP: DEVELOPING EVIDENCE-BASED LEARNING COMMUNITIES IN STEM GATEWAY COURSES: INCREASING PERSISTENCE AND TIMELY COMPLETION OF STEM
PI: Elsa Villa
Co-PI: Erika Mein, Maria Mariani, Christina Convertino, Alberto Esquinca
Sponsor: US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Teacher Education
Amount awarded: $689,243

This interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty from the UTEP Colleges of Science, Engineering, and Education builds on the current MSEIP program Developing Metacognitive Learners to Persist and Achieve Timely Completion of Engineering, to increase its impact at UTEP. The project aims to provide a model for transforming first-year “gatekeeping” courses to “gateway” courses through the development of student learning communities by integrating cooperative learning and metacognitive strategies into pre-calculus workshops, where students become producers and disseminators of knowledge rather than solely consumers of knowledge.

Posting date: Fri, 09/23/2016

Award start date: Sat, 10/01/2016
Award end date: Mon, 09/30/2019