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Reimagining First-Year Experience: Strategies For Supporting The Success Of The 21st Century Community College Student, Jennifer A. Puniello May 2019

Reimagining First-Year Experience: Strategies For Supporting The Success Of The 21st Century Community College Student, Jennifer A. Puniello

Instructional Design Capstones Collection

Across the nation, higher education institutions are assessing and redesigning their first-year experience as efforts to retain students. Community colleges, especially, are piloting and implementing evidence-based practices that have proven to be successful at four-year institutions. Bristol Community College, located in southeastern Massachusetts, is among one of these community colleges. While the research presented in this Capstone does not address non-cognitive issues, as critical as they are to understanding student attrition, this Capstone, backed by primary research and empirical data, focuses on curricular and co-curricular pedagogy imperative to the success of first-year community college students. Using Bristol as a subject ...


Non-Tenure-Track Faculty And Community Engagement: How The 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Application Can Encourage Campuses To Support Non-Tenure-Track Faculty And Their Community Engagement, Allison Lafave, Damani Lewis, Sarah Smith May 2016

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty And Community Engagement: How The 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Application Can Encourage Campuses To Support Non-Tenure-Track Faculty And Their Community Engagement, Allison Lafave, Damani Lewis, Sarah Smith

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

In 2006, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching developed an elective classification for community engagement for institutions of higher education. To receive the classification, campuses must complete an application and respond to questions by providing evidence that demonstrates a commitment to sustaining and increasing their community engagement efforts (Welch & Saltmarsh, 2013). Many of the application questions relate to policies and practices that affect faculty careers. For example, the 2015 Community Engagement Classification application asked institutions to describe relevant professional development opportunities and ways in which faculty community engagement is incentivized, recognized, and rewarded. These questions are important, as research has shown that faculty members are central to campus community engagement efforts (O’Meara, Sandmann, Saltmarsh, & Giles, 2011).

Yet, the 2015 Community Engagement Classification application failed to capture the contributions of and supports for non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF), an ever-growing segment of the faculty population (Burgan, 2006; Hoeller, 2014). This is not surprising, as few institutions collect data about their NTTF or have adequate structures to support their careers (Kezar, 2012; New Faculty Majority [NFM], 2014). However, until the classification application requests this information, it is impossible to know what role NTTF play in the larger ...


“Save Our History!” Collaborating To Preserve The Past At Umass Boston, Meghan Bailey, Patricia Bruttomesso, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, Jessica R. Holden, Joanne Riley May 2015

“Save Our History!” Collaborating To Preserve The Past At Umass Boston, Meghan Bailey, Patricia Bruttomesso, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, Jessica R. Holden, Joanne Riley

Joseph P. Healey Library Publications

Sparked by the 50th anniversary of the founding of the University of Massachusetts Boston in June 1964, University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) staff in the Joseph P. Healey Library collaborated with departments across campus to carry out a wide range of initiatives, all focused on locating, accessioning, preserving, and sharing the physical evidence of the university’s history. This poster outlines the various collecting activities, outreach methods, digitization projects, and dogged detective work that resulted in the addition of more than 2,500 linear feet of unique historic materials to the University Archives, as well as a number of ...


Teamwork: Crucible For Learning About Collaborative Leadership, Lisa Deangelis, Sherry H. Penney, Maureen A. Scully Nov 2014

Teamwork: Crucible For Learning About Collaborative Leadership, Lisa Deangelis, Sherry H. Penney, Maureen A. Scully

Center for Collaborative Leadership Publications

In teaching leadership development we have developed and revised a model of teamwork and collaboration, which has yielded innovative and positive results. Our study draws on insights from more than 90 project teams, gathered over twelve years of a mid-career executive education program designed specifically to teach collaborative leadership. The teams work on a strategic dilemma with a business association or community organization, highlighting the civic engagement aspect of collaborative leadership. Teams devise their own operating procedures, refine (not simply manage) the project, create working relationships with multiple stakeholders, and present a deliverable within the nine-month span of the program ...


Office Of Career Services And Internships: Community Engaged Employer Partnership Model, Mark Kenyon, Matthew Power-Koch Apr 2014

Office Of Career Services And Internships: Community Engaged Employer Partnership Model, Mark Kenyon, Matthew Power-Koch

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Students in all academic areas are prepared to achieve career success in a global society. The Office of Career Services and Internships is a strategic partner with community and employer constituents to enhance the UMass Boston experience.


U-Access & Phfeast – Food Security Partnership, Shirley Fan-Chan, Dan Napierski Apr 2014

U-Access & Phfeast – Food Security Partnership, Shirley Fan-Chan, Dan Napierski

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The Office of Urban and Off-Campus Support Services, otherwise known as U-ACCESS, employs a multi-disciplinary approach to assist students who are dealing with a multitude of issues such as homelessness, emancipated from foster care, food insecurity and financial struggles. Phfeast, Inc. is a new start-up operating in the Venture Development Center and provides a restaurant loyalty program where customers earn dining gift cards for people in need.


Beacon Voyages For Service, The South: A Comparative Look At Hunger, Homelessness And Poverty In North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, And Louisiana, Beacon Voyages For Service, University Of Massachusetts Boston Apr 2014

Beacon Voyages For Service, The South: A Comparative Look At Hunger, Homelessness And Poverty In North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, And Louisiana, Beacon Voyages For Service, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Beacon Voyages for Service (BVS) is a student run program within the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement that coordinates Alternative Break Programs. In January , 2014, 11 students embarked on a two week road trip to take a comparative look at hunger and homelessness in the southern United States. Along the route they partnered with 8 different organizations to learn about the effects of hunger and homelessness in this region.


Upward Bound At Umass Boston, Upward Bound, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Jeremiah E. Burke High School, Dorchester Academy, Madison Park High School, Excel High School Apr 2014

Upward Bound At Umass Boston, Upward Bound, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Jeremiah E. Burke High School, Dorchester Academy, Madison Park High School, Excel High School

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Every participant in Upward Bound, whether low-income, first-generation, or at high risk for academic failure, will develop the skills, knowledge, and motivation to enroll in and complete postsecondary education. We prepare participants for enrollment in and completion of postsecondary education. Through a year-round program, we address a wide range of learning needs and provide courses, tutoring, advising, workshops, and other services to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Csef: An Internship Program At Community Arts Organizations For Honors College Students, Megan Rokop, Michael Metzger, Rajini Srikanth Apr 2014

Csef: An Internship Program At Community Arts Organizations For Honors College Students, Megan Rokop, Michael Metzger, Rajini Srikanth

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

CSEF (the “Creative and Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship”) runs from August 2013 through May 2014 as part of the Creative Economy Initiative, funded by the UMass President’s Office. CSEF aims to provides students the opportunity to intern at a community arts organization, and provides local organizations the opportunity to work closely with UMass Boston students & faculty. Three intern teams immersed themselves in issues their sites were facing, proposed potential solutions, and are now using a $4000 mini-grant to implement those solutions at their partner sites.


Project Reach Talent Search At Umass Boston, Academic Support Services And Undergraduate Studies, University Of Massachusetts Boston Apr 2014

Project Reach Talent Search At Umass Boston, Academic Support Services And Undergraduate Studies, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

We identify disadvantaged middle and high school students in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) who have the potential for education at the post-secondary level, we support those students as they complete a rigorous high school program of study, and we encourage them to enroll in programs of post-secondary education.


Admission Guaranteed Program At Umass Boston, Academic Support Services And Undergraduate Studies, University Of Massachusetts Boston Apr 2014

Admission Guaranteed Program At Umass Boston, Academic Support Services And Undergraduate Studies, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Every student, whether low-income, first-generation, with a disability, or at high risk for academic failure, will develop the skills, knowledge, and motivation to successfully enroll in and complete postsecondary education.


Success Boston: College Completion Initiative, University Of Massachusetts Boston Apr 2014

Success Boston: College Completion Initiative, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Vision: All graduates of the Boston Public Schools will complete college. Mission: We provide intensive coaching support and wraparound services to incoming Boston Public Schools (BPS) graduates through their critical first year and until their graduation from UMass Boston. Our coaches (from both UMass Boston and our nonprofit partners) work closely with students, offering activities that increase academic success and build community and engagement.


Campus Climate Assessment Report Results, Georgianna Melendez, Office Of Diversity And Inclusion, University Of Massachusetts Boston Oct 2013

Campus Climate Assessment Report Results, Georgianna Melendez, Office Of Diversity And Inclusion, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Publications

In 2012, Chancellor J. Keith Motley, through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, commissioned a campus climate assessment study of the University of Massachusetts Boston. To minimize internal bias, the University contracted with Rankin & Associates (R&A) to facilitate the project. The full report is available here.

This is a presentation by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion reviewing the results of that assessment.


University Of Massachusetts Boston: Campus Climate Project Final Report, September 2013, Rankin & Associates, Consulting Sep 2013

University Of Massachusetts Boston: Campus Climate Project Final Report, September 2013, Rankin & Associates, Consulting

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Publications

The University of Massachusetts Boston is dedicated to fostering a caring university community that provides leadership for constructive participation in a diverse, multicultural world. The University has a long history of supporting initiatives that foster an inclusive living, learning, and working environment. The University’s mission statement offers the commitment of the institution to supporting an inclusive environment. The University also includes diversity and inclusion among its seven core values indicating its importance.

UMass Boston’s long term commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident in the curriculum, in research, and in the commitment to community engagement and participation. As ...


Admission Guaranteed Program (Agp) At Umass Boston, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Jeremiah E. Burke High School, Boston Green Academy, Dorchester Academy Apr 2013

Admission Guaranteed Program (Agp) At Umass Boston, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Jeremiah E. Burke High School, Boston Green Academy, Dorchester Academy

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Initiated in 1989, the Admission Guaranteed Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston guarantees admission to the university for students enrolled at partner high schools. Through AGP, students who take courses in the required subject areas and meet specific program criteria are assured admission to the university in the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Science and Mathematics.


Project Reach Talent Search At Umass Boston, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Jeremiah E. Burke High School, Dorchester Academy, Madison Park High School, Dearborn Middle School, Mccormack Middle School Apr 2013

Project Reach Talent Search At Umass Boston, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Jeremiah E. Burke High School, Dorchester Academy, Madison Park High School, Dearborn Middle School, Mccormack Middle School

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

REACH identifies and serves disadvantaged young people who have the potential for education at the post-secondary level and encourages them to continue and graduate from secondary school and enroll in programs of post-secondary education. High school and post-secondary dropouts are also encouraged and assisted in returning to school. Project REACH was first funded by the U.S. Department of Education in September 1985 and at the time became the first Educational Talent Search Program in the nation to serve low-income, first generation college bound, urban youth with disabilities. Today, REACH remains a national model for successful inclusion of youth with ...


John W. Mccormack Graduate School Of Policy And Global Studies Food Pantry Service Project, John W. Mccormack Graduate School Of Policy And Global Studies, University Of Massachusetts Boston Apr 2013

John W. Mccormack Graduate School Of Policy And Global Studies Food Pantry Service Project, John W. Mccormack Graduate School Of Policy And Global Studies, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The faculty, staff, and students of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies are very pleased and excited to partner with UMass Boston’s Office of Urban and Off-Campus Support Services U-ACCESS initiative to empower and support all UMass Boston students who are experiencing complex personal and social issues that might prevent their academic success. Members of the McCormack Graduate School community are “walking the talk” to serve underserved populations and to help remedy economic and social inequities “in our own backyard.” Through this service project, we hope to make a positive contribution to help alleviate ...


Connecting University Teaching, Research, And Expertise To Communities In Massachusetts And Beyond, Luciano Ramos, Lauren Anderson, Kathleen Banfield, Sandhya Kshirsagar Apr 2013

Connecting University Teaching, Research, And Expertise To Communities In Massachusetts And Beyond, Luciano Ramos, Lauren Anderson, Kathleen Banfield, Sandhya Kshirsagar

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The Office of Community Partnerships (OCP) was created in 2011 to promote collaborative campus-community partnerships that advance UMass Boston’s mission as a student-centered research university while addressing critical challenges in society. This effort is aligned with the vision of the university to advance engaged teaching, research, and service through mutually beneficial and equitable campus-community collaborations.


Umass Boston Project Reach Talent Search, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Jeremiah E. Burke High School, Dorchester Academy, Madison Park High School, Dearborn Middle School, Mccormack Middle School Apr 2013

Umass Boston Project Reach Talent Search, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Jeremiah E. Burke High School, Dorchester Academy, Madison Park High School, Dearborn Middle School, Mccormack Middle School

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

REACH identifies and serves disadvantaged young people who have the potential for education at the post-secondary level and encourages them to continue and graduate from secondary school and enroll in programs of post-secondary education. High school and post-secondary dropouts are also encouraged and assisted in returning to school.


Umass Boston & Boston Scholar Athletes: Supporting Academic Achievement Through Athletics, Laura Hayden, Amy Cook, Robert Gracia, Allie Scherer, Megan Morin Apr 2013

Umass Boston & Boston Scholar Athletes: Supporting Academic Achievement Through Athletics, Laura Hayden, Amy Cook, Robert Gracia, Allie Scherer, Megan Morin

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Collaborative initiatives between UMass Boston and Boston Scholar Athletes (BSA) provide learning opportunities for BPS high school student athletes and opportunities for clinical experiences among UMass Boston school counseling graduate students. Incorporating service learning into course curricula prepares school counseling graduate students to promote academic excellence among BPS scholar athletes.


Umass Boston Upward Bound, Erica Pernell Apr 2012

Umass Boston Upward Bound, Erica Pernell

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Upward Bound is an intensive, year-round college-prep program. Our mission is to assist low-income, first-generation college bound high school students in the successful completion of secondary education and prepare them academically and socially for enrollment and completion of higher education. Upward Bound offers services to students through an after-school program at UMass Boston during the school year and a six-week residential program, currently at Regis College, during the summer.


The Urban Scholars Program At Umass Boston, David Lemmel Apr 2012

The Urban Scholars Program At Umass Boston, David Lemmel

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Urban Scholars Program provides talented and gifted students—especially those from low income and minority backgrounds—with the resources to develop the skills and self-motivation needed to enter and successfully complete postsecondary education. The program accommodates 120 students, 75 students at the high school level and 45 at the middle school level


Psych 430 – Undergraduate Internship In Psychology, Kathryn Kogan Apr 2012

Psych 430 – Undergraduate Internship In Psychology, Kathryn Kogan

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

This is a 6-credit Capstone course, Psychology majors intern 15 hours/week at a wide variety of human service agencies around Massachusetts. They in a weekly seminar to share their experiences, course readings, and have case presentations that complement the learning experience. In addition, this course also a service and learning components. Service: Students provide much needed assistance to clients in agencies that are often under-funded and under-staffed. The intern offers 1-1 support and caring to children, adolescents, and adults struggling to improve their lives. Learning: The experience of joining a professional staff in a hospital or agency offers a ...


Health Careers Opportunity Program, Kunthary Thai-Johnson Apr 2012

Health Careers Opportunity Program, Kunthary Thai-Johnson

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Located on the University of Massachusetts Boston campus, the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is an educational program funded through the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The mission of the program is to create a “pipeline” that starts at the middle and high schools in Boston, continues through the undergraduate programs at Tufts University and UMass Boston, and culminates in the graduate-level public health and/or medical programs at Tufts University School of Medicine or other medical schools.


Harbor Point Partnership, Marsha Florio Apr 2012

Harbor Point Partnership, Marsha Florio

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

To enhance coordination of, and access to, university services and programs in relation to community needs and opportunities in our immediate urban neighborhood. The University of Massachusetts Boston and Harbor Point Apartments Company share a commitment to creating a high quality learning and living environment on the Columbia Point Peninsula (Peninsula); and a desire to improve the relationship and interaction between the students, faculty and administration of UMass Boston and the residents of Harbor Point.


Division Of Athletics, Recreation, Special Projects & Programs, Marsha Florio Apr 2012

Division Of Athletics, Recreation, Special Projects & Programs, Marsha Florio

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Through our Department of Special Programs and Projects, the Division of Athletics, Recreation, Special Projects and Programs is in the forefront of providing athletics outreach to local neighborhoods, the state, and even overseas audiences. We provide complimentary use of the university's athletic facilities to community groups; we offer student athlete sports clinics for young people; we make holiday visits to hospitals; and offer many other similar services.


The Office Of Career Services & Internships, Michael Gaskins, Shannon Seaver Apr 2012

The Office Of Career Services & Internships, Michael Gaskins, Shannon Seaver

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The Office of Career Services and Internships at UMass Boston serves as the conduit for employers and students. We connect students to the type of experience necessary to be build their skills, focus on career paths, and become more competitive in the job market. Many of our services and events are open to the general public and our community patterns partners in the Harbor Point and Boston neighborhoods.


The Office Of Career Services & Internships, Michael Gaskins, Shannon Seaver Apr 2012

The Office Of Career Services & Internships, Michael Gaskins, Shannon Seaver

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The Office of Career Services and Internships at UMass Boston partners with several of the University’s Pre-Collegiate Programs as well as community-based organizations, providing a venue for students and local residents to gain on-the-job professional work experience.


Teach Next Year / Noyce Urban Teacher Scholarship Program, Lisa Gonsalves Apr 2012

Teach Next Year / Noyce Urban Teacher Scholarship Program, Lisa Gonsalves

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

UMass Boston has hosted Noyce Scholars for the last four academic years (2006-2010). The program is built upon seven years of an existing program in the UMass Boston Graduate College of Education: Teach Next Year (TNY). TNY is an accelerated teacher education program designed to prepare interns for urban teaching as they obtain their initial licensure. Noyce funding supports TNY interns who are dedicated to teaching math and science in urban schools. Graduates have all gone on to teaching positions in the Boston Public Schools.


Veterans Upward Bound: A Federally Funded Trio Program, "Preparing Veterans For College At Umass, Boston Since 1973", Linda Mitchell Apr 2012

Veterans Upward Bound: A Federally Funded Trio Program, "Preparing Veterans For College At Umass, Boston Since 1973", Linda Mitchell

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The Veterans Upward Bound Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston provides a unique opportunity for men and women veterans of all ages to acquire the academic skills required for entry into higher education and/or to acquire the equivalent of a high school diploma. This is federally funded TRIO program.