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The Resource Barriers and opportunities for 2-year and 4-year STEM degrees : systemic change to support students' diverse pathways, Shirley Malcom and Michael Feder, editors ; Committee on Barriers and Opportunities in Completing 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees, Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Higher Education and Workforce Policy and Global Affairs, National Academy of Engineering, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

Barriers and opportunities for 2-year and 4-year STEM degrees : systemic change to support students' diverse pathways, Shirley Malcom and Michael Feder, editors ; Committee on Barriers and Opportunities in Completing 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees, Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Higher Education and Workforce Policy and Global Affairs, National Academy of Engineering, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

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Barriers and opportunities for 2-year and 4-year STEM degrees : systemic change to support students' diverse pathways
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Barriers and opportunities for 2-year and 4-year STEM degrees
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systemic change to support students' diverse pathways
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Shirley Malcom and Michael Feder, editors ; Committee on Barriers and Opportunities in Completing 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees, Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Higher Education and Workforce Policy and Global Affairs, National Academy of Engineering, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
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eng
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Nearly 40 percent of the students entering 2- and 4-year postsecondary institutions indicated their intention to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in 2012. But the barriers to students realizing their ambitions are reflected in the fact that about half of those with the intention to earn a STEM bachelor's degree and more than two-thirds intending to earn a STEM associate's degree fail to earn these degrees 4 to 6 years after their initial enrollment. Many of those who do obtain a degree take longer than the advertised length of the programs, thus raising the cost of their education. Are the STEM educational pathways any less efficient than for other fields of study? How might the losses be "stemmed" and greater efficiencies realized? These questions and others are at the heart of this study. Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees reviews research on the roles that people, processes, and institutions play in 2-and 4-year STEM degree production. This study pays special attention to the factors that influence students' decisions to enter, stay in, or leave STEM majors-quality of instruction, grading policies, course sequences, undergraduate learning environments, student supports, co-curricular activities, students' general academic preparedness and competence in science, family background, and governmental and institutional policies that affect STEM educational pathways. Because many students do not take the traditional 4-year path to a STEM undergraduate degree, Barriers and Opportunities describes several other common pathways and also reviews what happens to those who do not complete the journey to a degree. This book describes the major changes in student demographics; how students, view, value, and utilize programs of higher education; and how institutions can adapt to support successful student outcomes. In doing so, Barriers and Opportunities questions whether definitions and characteristics of what constitutes success in STEM should change. As this book explores these issues, it identifies where further research is needed to build a system that works for all students who aspire to STEM degrees. The conclusions of this report lay out the steps that faculty, STEM departments, colleges and universities, professional societies, and others can take to improve STEM education for all students interested in a STEM degree
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NLM
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378
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This study was supported by Contract No. HRD-1244829 from the National Science Foundation, Contract No. B2012-30 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and an unnumbered contract from S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, with additional support from the National Academy of Sciences Kellogg Fund. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.
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illustrations
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no index present
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Q181
LC item number
.N2165 2016
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
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Q 181
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.)
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1977-
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  • Malcom, Shirley M.
  • Feder, Michael A.
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  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Technology
  • Program Development
  • United States
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
  • United States
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Barriers and opportunities for 2-year and 4-year STEM degrees : systemic change to support students' diverse pathways, Shirley Malcom and Michael Feder, editors ; Committee on Barriers and Opportunities in Completing 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees, Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Higher Education and Workforce Policy and Global Affairs, National Academy of Engineering, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
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Pages:1 to 25; Pages:26 to 50; Pages:51 to 75; Pages:76 to 100; Pages:101 to 125; Pages:126 to 150; Pages:151 to 175; Pages:176 to 200; Pages:201 to 215
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952247499
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1 online resource (1 PDF file (xix, 194 pages))
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online
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9780309373586
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computer
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  • c
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illustrations
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remote
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Barriers and opportunities for 2-year and 4-year STEM degrees : systemic change to support students' diverse pathways, Shirley Malcom and Michael Feder, editors ; Committee on Barriers and Opportunities in Completing 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees, Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Higher Education and Workforce Policy and Global Affairs, National Academy of Engineering, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pages:1 to 25; Pages:26 to 50; Pages:51 to 75; Pages:76 to 100; Pages:101 to 125; Pages:126 to 150; Pages:151 to 175; Pages:176 to 200; Pages:201 to 215
Control code
952247499
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xix, 194 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309373586
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)952247499

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