NSBE Retention Program - National Society of Black Engineers

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National Society of Black Engineers
NSBE Retention in 5 Minutes!
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Trivia Time!
• What is the current retention rate of Blacks
in Engineering from their freshman to
sophomore year?
40%
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NSBE Retention Program
Purpose/Relevance
• The purpose of the NSBE Retention Program is to
improve the four year and five year graduation rates
of Blacks in the field of engineering. This initiative allows
NSBE to counteract the most devastating statistics
surrounding Blacks in higher education, more specifically
in engineering: on average, nearly sixty percent of Black
freshman in engineering do not successfully complete
their freshman year.
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NSBE Retention Program
Structure
Skill
Development
• Soft Skills
• Interactive
Development
Mentorship
• Advisor
• Counselor
• Role Model
• Motivator
NSBE Study Hall
• Collaborative
Study
• Facilitated
Study
• Accountability
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Breakout Session
Chapter Exercise
• Chapter A
– Chapter can’t find a good day because of schedules
clashing
• Chapter B
– MEP office already has mentor program set up
• Chapter C
– Chapter only has 10 GB members
– Shortage of upperclassmen
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Skill Development
Examples
• Soft Skills
– Time management
– Classroom skills
• Interactive Development
– 4 year planning
– Goal Setting
• Workshop Occurrence: Once a month
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Mentorship
Examples
• Roles of a mentor
– Academic and Social Advisor
– Counselor/Motivator
– Role Model
• Mentor-Mentee relationships
– How to cultivate?
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NSBE Study Hall
Example
• Collaborative Study
– Study “jams”, homework sessions, etc
– Geared toward ALL chapter members
– Collaboration with other academic societies.
• Facilitated Study
– Have 1 or 2 “subject matter experts” available to
provide assistance
• Recommended Occurrence: As often as
possible
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NSBE Retention Program
Resources!!
• Chapter Test Bank!!
– Check campus honor policy
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National Programs Fund
Minority Engineering Program (MEP)
Local Alumni!
Campus Career Services
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NSBE Retention Program
Documentation & Awards
• Registration
– Register your chapter under “Submissions” on IMPak
• Evaluation
– ICD questions
– Attendance records
• Awards
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1st place: $5000
2nd place: $2500
3rd place: $1250
ExxonMobil IMPACT Award: $10,000
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NSBE Retention Program
Summary
Skill
Development
NSBE Study
Hall
Mentorship
NSBE
Retention
Program
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Contact US
• Regional
– Regional AEx/Programs chair (insert email
addresses here)
• National
– Jasmine Keene, National AEx Chair
([email protected])
– Matthew McFarland, National Programs Chair
([email protected])
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