7) Recruiting and Retention

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND SUSTAINABILITY,
ELEMENTS OF RECRUITING, RETENTION OF STUDENTS,
MAKING COLLABORATIONS WORK
Damon Fick
Foster Sawyer
South Dakota School of Mines and
Technology
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
SDSMT
Civil and Environmental
Engineering
Geological Engineering
SDSMT
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Geological Engineering
OLC
Math and Science
SDSU
Civil and Environmental
Engineering
1.
DEPARTMENT OF MATH AND SCIENCE
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN PREENGINEERING
Credits
Core Requirements: (18 Credits)
Engl 103
Engl 113
SpCm 103
Math 163
2.
3.
Freshman English I
Freshman English II
Speech Communications
Trigonometry
Social Science Elective
Humanities Elective
Lakota Studies Requirements: (9 Credits)
Lakota Language I
Lak 103
Lakota Culture or LHist 203, LHist 213
LSoc 103
Lakota Elective
3
3 Introduction to Engineering
Engr 102
3 Engineering Graphics and Computer Aided Drawing
Engr 233
3 Statics
Engr 243
3 Mechanics of Materials
Engr 253
3 Elementary Surveying
Engr 213
Engr 211 Elementary Surveying Laboratory
3
4a. Civil Engineering
Requirements (9 credits)
3
Engr 202 Construction Materials
3 Construction Materials Laboratory
Engr 201
Engr 223 Principals of Environmental Science
Math and Science Requirements: (44 Credits)
Total Credits
for Civil Engineering Degree  81
4
Calculus I
Math 194
4
Calculus II
Math 214
4b. Geological Engineering Requirements (10 credits)
4
Calculus III
Math 224
Engr 143 Geology for Engineers
4
Physics I
Phys 214
Engr 141 Geology for Engineers Laboratory
3
Physics II
Phys 223
GIS
213
Introduction to GIS
1
Physics II Lab
Phys 221
GIS 313
3 Applications of GIS
Chem 233 General Chemistry I
Total Credits
for Geological Engineering Degree
1
Chem 231 General Chemistry Lab I
3
Chem 243 General Chemistry II
1
Chem 241 General Chemistry Lab II
2
Engr 102 Introduction to Engineering
3
Engr 233 Engineering Graphics and Computer Aided Drawing
3
Engr 243 Statics
*Articulation agreements with SDSU
and SDSMT are in place
3
Engr 253 Mechanics of Materials
 82
COURSE DELIVERY
ELEMENTS OF RECRUITING
“Booth” Method: LNI Basketball tournament, OLC
Career Fair, SDSMT Gear-up Expo
MORE EFFECTIVE RECRUITMENT
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Tiospaye Program – SDSMT
AISES Student Chapter – SDSMT
GEAR-UP – SDSMT
Native American Club – SDSU
Campus Flyers – SDSU
Personal Contact - OLC
Presentations, announcements, reminders
Can be competitive
2011-2012 NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT
RETENTION
• SDSMT – 6 of 6 interns still enrolled at SDSMT, first B.S.
graduate May 2013
• SDSU – 2 of 2 interns still enrolled at SDSU, 1 MS in
process, 1 MS complete
• OLC – 6 of 7 interns still enrolled, 2 matriculated to 4
year programs
Personal experience: mentoring and advising are critical!
Financial support also important.
SUSTAINABILITY
Instructors and students required for sustainability
• OLC faculty audit class • Carefully planned course
(new offerings) the first
schedules
semester it’s offered.
• Recruitment: create interest
• Instructors from
in Pre-Engineering
SDSMT/SDSU help as
• Deliver high-quality,
needed the 2nd year.
motivational courses
Flexibility
Variety
MAKING COLLABORATIONS WORK
Teaching
• Intro to Engineering
• Hansen/Benning, Tinant
• Surveying
• Berdanier, Tinant
• Construction Materials
• Hansen/Fick, Schwalm
• Intro to Geological
Engineering
• LaGarry, Sawyer
• Principles of Environmental
Engineering and Science
• Berdanier, Tinant
Other
• Project meetings
• Conference calls w/SDSU
• Bi-Weekly SDSMT/OLC
• Service Learning Projects
• Daily updates/coordination
• Field work
• Poster presentations
• NSF Back to the Future REU
• 2011 PEEC intern currently
participating
• Blacksmithing, Crazy Horse
hike, poster presentations
COLLABORATIONS ESTABLISHED AS A
RESULT OF PEEC
• NSF Back to the Future
REU
• Thunder Valley
Regenerative
Community
• NSF EPSCoR RII T1
planning grant
• University of CO’s Native
American Sustainable
Housing Initiative (NASHI)
• EPA Environmental
Education Grant
THUNDER VALLEY REGENERATIVE
COMMUNITY
OPPORTUNITIES AS A RESULT OF
COLLABORATIONS
• Civil and Environmental Engineering Senior
Design Class – 2012-2013 project (SDSMT/SDSU)
• Surveying
• SDSU/OLC/SDSMT
• Geotechnical Testing
• 2013 Projects
• NSF EPSCoR
• Geologic mapping
• OST EPP/NRRA
OSSPEEC engineering and CU architecture students
pose next to a net-zero straw bale house foundation
NSF EPSCOR PLANNING GRANT
• SD is eligible for submission in Fall 2013
• Several planning grants awarded, many themes in
development.
“Net-Zero Energy Community Concepts”
Bruce Berdanier, P.I.
Tremendous Potential Design and Experimentation
• Water and Waste
• Bio – Inspired Materials
• Alternative Energies
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