Supporting the Whole Student

Part of the LSAMP IINSPIRE 2016 Annual Conference

Annual Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance

This workshop already happened.

9:45 a.m., Friday February 5, 2016
Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel, Des Moines, Iowa

This session is a follow-on from the 2013 workshop on Building a Sense of Community for Student Success where members participated in several sessions on community building that addressed needs and strategies for underrepresented minority STEM students.

Multifaceted approaches to supporting students in STEM majors are the most effective strategies regardless of the student population but especially important for increasing the success of underrepresented minority students in STEM. Faculty, departments, and institutions have a number of options when it comes to creating a sense of belonging, strengthening mentoring and advising, and helping students feel comfortable seeking help.

Attendees will have the opportunity to work together in groups to develop plans, consider how they can collaborate, and suggest ways that the alliance can support them in their efforts. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet computer.

Topics will include strategies for supporting students in and out of the classroom, and building student capacity and continuity through their academic career. It will be based on material from the InTeGrate STEM Talent Expansion Program work.

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Contact Jim Swartz ( with any questions.

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