Welcome to Mentor-Connect’s Resource Library. The purpose of this library is to provide a comprehensive, interactive collection of resources that can be utilized by STEM faculty, administrators, grant writers, mentors, mentees, etc. to further serve the goal of Mentor-Connect to advance technician education and leadership development by supporting potential, current, and former grantees of the NSF ATE program.

The library contains print resources, webinars, and links to other helpful sites. Users will find the most current grant proposal guides and updates from the NSF, webinars conducted by Mentor-Connect for all aspects of grant writing, sample documents provided by former and current grantees, and a large supply of informational articles.

These resources are provided free of charge for non-commercial purposes only. Each resource contains a record with its sharing permissions. The resources that are in the public domain may be used without restriction. The resources marked “Attribution—Non-commercial—Share Alike” may be used non-commercially as they are or changed by the user, as long as the user credits the author and licenses new creations under the identical terms. Resources marked “Unknown” were provided to Mentor-Connect without an existing fair use statement. Please contact these providers whenever possible to determine permissions.

 
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View Resource Transforming STEM Education in Hispanic Serving Instituitons in the United States

This report serves as an executive summary of key recommendations that emerged from extensive analyses of critical needs, challenges, and opportunities related to improving STEM education in HSIs. Inputs were generated during a 2017 working conference convened, in part, to inform the development of a HSI program through the National Science Foundation (NSF). The conference was intentionally...

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https://ssrn.com/abstract=3238702
View Resource LA RED TIG Week: Evaluar Con Confianza es mejorar/Evaluation with trust is improvement by Susana Morales

Susana Morales is the  Co-Founder of Communities in Collaboration | Comunidades en Colaboración. She is also a member of La Red TIG, YFE TIG, and the IC TIG and locally supports the San Francisco Bay Area Evaluators and Applied Researchers group. During this short piece, Susana Morales worked with culturally-driven organizations that are doing evaluations for the first time. Lesson Learned: How...

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https://aea365.org/blog/la-red-tig-week-evaluar-con-confianz...
View Resource Applying Design Thinking in Evaluation by Asma M. Ali and Isabel P. Cuervo

This blog is posted on the American Evaluation Association website.  Asma M. Ali, of AA & Associates, LLC in Chicago and Isabel P. Cuervo of the City University of New York have been incorporating Design Thinking strategies across projects in their evaluation practice. Design Thinking (DT), also known as human-centered design, has emerged across several fields as a user-centric approach to promote...

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https://aea365.org/blog/applying-design-thinking-in-evaluati...
View Resource Women’s interest development and motivations to persist as college students in STEM: a mixed methods analysis of views and voices from a Hispanic-Serving Institution

This study is part of a larger student retention effort at Texas State University, a large, Hispanic-Serving Institution committed to this goal. As such, this study was undertaken to gain a deeper understanding of what experiences women credited for influencing the development of their career interest goals and their motivation to succeed in academic courses related to studying in a STEM field. As...

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https://stemeducationjournal.springeropen.com/articles/10.11...
View Resource Latino Faculty in Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Where is the Diversity?

This study examines two systems of higher education in California to explore the trends in Latino faculty diversity, given the critical mass of Latino undergraduates at both the community college and California State University systems of higher education. Findings suggest a disconnect between student diversity and tenure-line faculty diversity exists. For HSI systems, like those present in...

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http://amaejournal.utsa.edu/index.php/amae/article/viewFile/...