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    NSFs Division of Undergraduate Education: Funding Opportunities for Community Colleges and Partnerships Focus on ATEiGETT Summer Institute, 2009

    Elaine L. Craft, Director

    SC ATE Center of Excellence and

    President, SCATE Inc.

    Florence-Darlington Technical College

    Florence, SC

    Elaine.Craft@fdtc.edu ph. 843-676-8545

    DUE DD Presentation

    14 Jul 06

    D M Litynski

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    Purpose of this session

    To share information about the NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) and S-STEM programs from which you may wish to seek funding

    DUE DD Presentation

    14 Jul 06

    D M Litynski

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  • Caution

    Most of the information presented in this talk represents the opinions of the individual program officers who prepared the material or the presenter and is not an official NSF position.

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  • www.nsf.gov

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  • EHRs Mission is to promote the development of a diverse

    and well-prepared workforce of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, educators, and technicians

    and a well informed citizenry who have access to the ideas and tools of science and engineering.

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  • The Role of Community Colleges in the Education of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates

    44% of all S & E 1999 and 2000 graduates with a bachelors or masters degree attended a community college (more than 50% of the bachelors and 35% of the masters)

    51% of Hispanic bachelors and masters graduates and 18% of the Hispanic Ph.D.s attended a community college

  • The Role of Community Colleges in the Education of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates

    62% of female graduates and 51% of male graduates who had children attended a community college

    42% of the graduates who had a GPA between 3.75 and 4.00 attended a community college

  • NSF Budget

    Education and Human Resources (EHR):

    FY 2009 (Requested)$709 Million

    Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE):

    FY 2007 (Actual)$204.96 Million

    FY 2008 (Estimate) $211.05 Million

    FY 2009 (Requested) $219.83 Million

    *Note: Extra $75 million from H-1B visa fees employers pay to obtain a visa for a foreign

    high-tech worker to fund the S-STEM program.

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  • NSF Budget

    Stimulus Plan 2009 for DUE

    - NOYCE Scholarship Program: 60 M

    - Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Program: 25 M

  • Selected Programs in DUE

    FY2007 FY2008 FY2009 (Actual) (Estimate) (Requested)

    ATE$50.58 $51.62 $51.62

    CCLI$37.78 $37.50 $39.21

    STEP$28.90 $29.70 $29.70

    S-STEM~ $75 /year from H1B visa fee

    NOYCE$10.30 $10.80 (55) $11.60 (115)

    * (in Million)

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  • NSF support for two-year college projects FY 2006-2008

    FY2006FY2007FY2008ProgramAward # ($)Award # ($)Award # ($)ATE128 (44M)119 (50M)151 (50M)CCLI5 (0.6M)9 (1.5M)19 (2.0M)S-STEM34 (17.8M)25 (19M)35 (16M)STEP4 (2.8M)7 (5M)4 (2.1M)MSP--2 (0.58M)Noyce1 (0.24M)0 (0)1 (0.24M)Total DUE172 (66M)160 (75M)212 (71M)Total NSF218 (82M)212 (91M)278(101M)

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    Scholarships in Science,

    Technology, Engineering,

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    Mathematics

    (S-STEM)

    DUE DD Presentation

    14 Jul 06

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  • S-STEM

    Goal: Provides institutions funds to provide scholarships to academically talented, but financial needy, students. Students can be pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees.

    Letter of Intent: July ?, 2009Full Proposal: August ?, 2009

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    Eligible disciplines extended to include biology, physical and mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences, geosciences, and engineering Maximum scholarships $10,000

    (based on financial need)

    Grant size: up to $600,000 One proposal per constituent school or college About $50-$70 million available

    S-STEM

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    Special Program FeaturesHas a faculty member in a STEM discipline as the PI.Involves cohorts of students.Provides student support structures.Includes optional enhancements such as research opportunities, tutoring, internships, etc.Enrolls students full time.

    S-STEM

    DUE DD Presentation

    14 Jul 06

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  • Advanced Technological Education(ATE)

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  • ATE is in its 16th year of funding community colleges, having started with the Science and Advanced Technology Act of 1992 (SATA).

    FY2008

    Preliminary Proposals April 23, 2009

    Formal Proposals Oct. 15, 2009

    ATE

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  • ATE

    Goal: Educate technicians for the high-tech fields that drive our nations economy

    Is this project industry-driven?

    Are students interested in working

    In this industry?

    What needs to be done to meet the

    needs of industry and attract students

    to the program?

    Before you call me or start writing

  • ATE Institution Requirements

    Focus is on two-year collegesAll proposals are expected to include one or more two-year colleges in leadership rolesA consortium of institutions may also apply

  • ATE Tracks

    3 Tracks

    1. Projects including small projects

    2. Centers

    3. Targeted Educational Research

  • Projects

    www.ateprojectimpact.org

    Projects can focus on one or more aspects of:Program Improvement;Professional Development for Educators;Curriculum and Educational Materials Development;Teacher Preparation (http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Resources/aaccprograms/ate/Documents/teacherprep_stem.pdf)Research on Technician Education; orInstitution-Level Reform of Technician Education

  • DML

    DML

    Program Improvement

    Activities might include:

    Integrating industry standards and workplace competencies into the curriculumAdapting educational materials or courses developed elsewhereAdding rigorous STEM content to programs and coursesProviding professional development to educatorsDeveloping articulation agreements between two-year colleges and secondary schools or four-year institutionsImproving recruitment or retention of students

    DML

  • Best Practices for Involving Industry and Writing a Good ATE Proposal

    Get the PI to write it Focus on needs for the workplaceGet decision makers involvedLink company research and colleges in training of techniciansProvide flexible pathways for students

  • Small Grants for Institutions New to ATE

    Purpose Simulates implementation, adaptation, and innovation in all areas supported by ATE.Available only to community college campuses that have not an an ATE award within the last 10 yearsBroaden the base of participation of community colleges in ATE.Strengthen the role of community colleges in meeting needs of business and industryProposers are encouraged to include resources of ATE and other NSF awardees and to include those people as consultants and subawardees.Limited to $150,000 with a maximum of 10% indirect

  • Centers

    Centers of Excellence National, Regional, Resourcehttp://www.ATECenters.org

  • Regional Centers

    Former -- Manufacturing Technology or Information TechnologyRegional focus serves the needs of industry in a regionCollaboration among colleges and secondary schoolsCollaboration with industry in the regionActivities include curriculum adaptation, faculty and teacher development, establishment of partnerships, and recruitment and retention strategies, all directed toward regional workforce needsClear, measurable impacts on quantity and quality of students for the workforce

  • ATE Resource Centers

    Constitute a highly visible source of educational materials, ideas, contacts, and mentoring in a particular field of technological educationLed by those who have already made substantial, high-quality contributions in an area of technological education. Serve as clearinghouses for, and broadly distribute, the exemplary materials, curricula, and pedagogical practices adapted or designed by previously funded ATE centers and projects Provide support and mentoring for institutions that wish to start or improve educational programs in a particular field of technology.

  • ATE Centers of Excellence (36)

    National Center

    Regional Center

    Resource Center

    8.bin

  • ATE awards (FY2008)

    Typical award sizes:

    Projects: $200K/year for 3 years

    (45 new awards)

    Small Grants: $75K/year for 2 years (15 new awards)

    National Centers: $1.2M/year for 4 years (2 new awards)

  • ATE Professional Development Opportunities

    Go to www.TeachingTechnicians.org

    Now over 100 professional development opportunities

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  • Number of Awards per State in ATEs 15 Year HistoryTotal number of Awards (865)

    15

    COLORADO

    3

    MONTANA

    2

    WYOMING

    2

    UTAH

    2

    IDAHO

    3

    NEVADA

    25

    OREGON

    3

    ALASKA

    HAWAII

    99

    CALIFORNIA

    30

    WASHINGTON

    21

    ARIZONA

    5

    NORTH DAKOTA

    4

    SOUTH DAKOTA

    7

    NEBRASKA

    16

    NEW MEXICO

    53

    TEXAS

    3

    KANSAS

    7

    OKLAHOMA

    18

    MINNESOTA

    19

    WISCONSIN

    23

    IOWA

    6

    MISSOURI

    4

    ARKANSAS

    3

    LOUISIANA

    28

    ILLINOIS

    8

    INDIANA

    18

    KENTUCKY

    42

    OHIO

    16

    MICHIGAN

    18

    TENNESSEE