SEEC: Student Enrollment and Engagement through Connections (SEEC)

Diane T. Rover, Iowa State University
Monica J. Bruning, Iowa State University
Steven K. Mickelson, Iowa State University
Mack C. Shelley, Iowa State University
Frankie Santos Laanan, Iowa State University
Mary E. Darrow, Iowa State University
Mary E. Goodwin, Iowa State University
Jacqulyn A. Baughman, Iowa State University
Harry McMaken, Des Moines Area Community College

Abstract

The Student Enrollment and Engagement through Connections (SEEC) is a five year project funded by the National Science Foundation’s STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP). The goal of the SEEC project is to increase the number of engineering graduates at Iowa State University by approximately 100 per year. In addition, the percentage of women and minority graduates will approach 20% and 10%, respectively. The project is a collaborative partnership between Iowa State University (ISU) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). Project objectives are designed within the areas of learning communities, curriculum, advising, networking, and evaluation. Activities are planned in each of these areas using a logic model approach that identifies resources, outputs, outcomes, and impact.