Title

Hidden Bridges of Collaborative Growth in Retention within STEM Disciplines

Academic Title

Chief Research Officer

College

Academic Affairs

Department

Research and Engagement

Primary Campus

Dahlonega

Title of Award Granted

Association of American Colleges & Universities Presentation

Name of Institution that Granted the Award

Transforming STEM Undergraduate Education Conference, Boston, MA

Keywords

Institutional-Level Interventions

Abstract

In 2014, the University of North Georgia committed to increasing opportunity for student / faculty participation by investing in the High Impact Practice of Undergraduate Research. Simultaneously, faculty development, undergraduate research, academic engagement, grant development and nationally competitive scholarships were consolidated into the Office of Research and Engagement. The synergy formed by bridging the touch-points between students, faculty, administration, and external opportunity within ORE led to new opportunities for student engagement. Ignited by a $1.3M five-year UNG Presidential Incentive Awards program, UNG increased nationally competitive scholarship awards, student faculty research opportunities, and competitive external awards from $1M / yr to $6 M in FY’18. Join us as we discuss the hidden bridges that can be tapped within our institutions to bridge opportunities for STEM students.

Biography

Corresponding/Presenting: Andy Novobilski, PhD Chief Research Officer and Associate Provost for Research and Engagement University of North Georgia Professor of Computer Science andy.novobilski@ung.edu Contributing: Chaudron GIlle, PhD Interim Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs University of North Georgia Professor of Foreign Languages Chaudron.GIlle@ung.edu Anastasia Lin, PhD Assistant Vice President, Research and Engagement University of North Georgia Professor of English Anastasia.Lin@ung.edu Mac McConnell, EdD Senior Vice President for Business and Finance University of North Georgia Higher Education Administration Mac.McConnell@ung.edu

Proposal Type

Poster

Subject Area

English/Communications

Start Date

15-11-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

15-11-2019 1:00 PM

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Hidden Bridges of Collaborative Growth in Retention within STEM Disciplines

In 2014, the University of North Georgia committed to increasing opportunity for student / faculty participation by investing in the High Impact Practice of Undergraduate Research. Simultaneously, faculty development, undergraduate research, academic engagement, grant development and nationally competitive scholarships were consolidated into the Office of Research and Engagement. The synergy formed by bridging the touch-points between students, faculty, administration, and external opportunity within ORE led to new opportunities for student engagement. Ignited by a $1.3M five-year UNG Presidential Incentive Awards program, UNG increased nationally competitive scholarship awards, student faculty research opportunities, and competitive external awards from $1M / yr to $6 M in FY’18. Join us as we discuss the hidden bridges that can be tapped within our institutions to bridge opportunities for STEM students.