2013 TLSAMP CONFERENCE
Partnership Among Universities to Improve STEM Student Retention
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Welcome to the Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP) program. TLSAMP is a collaborative effort sustained by a coalition of six colleges and universities in the state of Tennessee to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minority students statewide. Students must complete undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
This goal will be accomplished through the implementation of a comprehensive and integrated series of recruitment and retention initiatives that address key transition points from undergraduate recruitment through preparation for graduate school.
Tennessee LSAMP is a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored program with the mission to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minorities receiving degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Our alliance consists of six institutions, with Tennessee State University serving as the lead institution. With a student focus in mind, each institution provides services that assist underrepresented minorities with the transition from high school to college, integrate them socially and academically into the university environment, and engage them in research and summer internship opportunities. In an effort to meet the needs and expectations of the underrepresented minorities in STEM, TLSAMP provides services such as academic enrichment, financial support, peer and faculty mentoring, research opportunities, and summer bridge programs.
As an Alliance, TLSAMP institutions work closely together to plan and implement three alliance-wide activities:
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With institutional support, the alliance's goal is to double the number of underrepresented minority students who earn bachelor's degrees in the STEM disciplines and to encourage more of our degree recipients to pursue graduate studies in these fields.
The following objectives will be met:
- recruit underrepresented students to pursue science, technology, engineering, or math as a career
- improve the quality of the learning environment for underrepresented STEM students at all schools
- ensure that a larger number of undergraduate students are prepared to enter graduate programs
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