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Thursday, May 20 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Fostering Equity in Career Readiness for Undergraduate Transfer Students: A STEM Case Study

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Presenter: Kerin Hilker-Balkissoon

“How much do our incoming Mason Science transfer students know about today’s STEM career pathways and how to prepare for them?” This session will explore how Mason’s College of Science addressed this fundamental question of transfer equity and inclusion, leading to the development and launch of the Community of Transfer Researchers (AACTR). AACTR is offered by the Mason Science Office of Academic Affairs, providing an innovative learning community model in response to data confirming equity gaps among our transfer student population in accessing sector-specific career information and experiential learning critical to STEM professional and graduate school attainment. Session attendees will explore the call to action, internal evaluation process and program design, leading to the launch of the Mason Science AACTR program. Participants will delve into the program model and interventions that includes cohort meetings, webinars, and learning community course work, faculty and peer mentoring, and engineered connections to experiential learning opportunities. Review our preliminary outcomes, lessons learned, and our next steps as we continue to strive toward enhancing undergraduate transfer equity and success.

Thursday May 20, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT

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