DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES
|Initial Amendment Date:||September 23, 2011|
|Latest Amendment Date:||September 23, 2011|
|Award Instrument:||Continuing grant|
|Program Manager:||Mark H. Leddy
HRD - DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES
EHR - Directorate for Education & Human Resources
|Start Date:||September 15, 2011|
|Expires:||August 31, 2016 (Estimated)|
|Awarded Amount to Date:||$834625|
|Investigator(s):||Lisa Elliot firstname.lastname@example.org (Principal Investigator)
Edward Clymer (Co-Principal Investigator)
James DeCaro (Co-Principal Investigator)
|Sponsor:||Rochester Institute of Technology
1 LOMB MEMORIAL DR
ROCHESTER, NY 14623
|NSF Program(s):||RES IN DISABILITIES ED|
|Program Reference Code(s):||9178|
|Program Element Code(s):||1545|
The "Deaf STEM Community Alliance: Supporting Postsecondary Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics," is led by the Rochester Institute of Technology's National Institute for the Deaf with two parterning institutions: Cornell University and Camden County Community College.
This project's goal is to establish a model for a Virtual Academic Community that will increase graduation rates of Deaf and Hard of Hearing STEM majors in postsecondary education in the long term. Two objectives support progress toward this goal: 1) Document and disseminate a description of the process of creating the Virtual Academic Community in order to create a scalable model that can be replicated to fit the needs of other students with disabilities in STEM majors; and, 2) increasing the grade point averages and retention rates of Deaf and Hard of Hearing postsecondary students in STEM majors.
An independent external evaluation of the work is being conducted by Dr. Babara Lee Gelesko McKee. Results from the work will be available to the public on the project website, at professional presentations and in professional journals.