Collaborate with Other Institutions
This page was developed as a synthesis of lessons learned by participants in InTeGrate program models and is part of an extended set of InTeGrate resources on increasing the diversity of students learning about the Earth.
Faculty from the UNC program team visited many local secondary schools and community colleges to present to diverse students interested in STEM careers -- examples from both local industries and faculty research about societal relevance of the work. The goal was recruiting students into majors in geoscience fields that emphasize relevance and sustainability. Various pathways to recruiting in the future were opened.
The UTEP implementation involved faculty at three institutions working together to develop a supported pathway from high school (ECHS), through the two-year college (EPCC), to graduating with a bachelor's degree from the four-year institution (UTEP).
GVSU partnered with two nearby 2YCs (Muskegon Community College and Grand Rapids Community College), to support transfer students to GVSU to complete their Earth Science or Geology degrees.
Stanford's efforts centered on training graduate students on active learning techniques and InTeGrate module content, then placing them in MSI two-year colleges around the Bay Area to co-teach the content with a local faculty mentor.
The UTEP program involved faculty at three institutions working together to develop a supported pathway from high school (ECHS), through the two-year college (EPCC), to graduating with a bachelor's degree from the four-year institution (UTEP). UTEP and EPCC collaboratively developed an articulation agreement and common set of courses that has allowed ease of transfer between institutions.
The work of the UNC team led to the creation of articulation agreements with two nearby two-year colleges which was not in their initial plan.
Four-Year and Research Institutions
Claflin University and University of South Carolina have been partnering to provide Claflin students with access to training. As a part of this collaboration, students from CU and South Carolina State University (both minority serving institutions) participated in a one-day GIS and GPR training session with the Earth & Water Sciences at USC and in the Geofest conference organized by the South Carolina Geographic Alliance and the Department of Geography at USC-Columbia (funded through NSF Targeted Infusion Award and SC Geographic Alliance).