Resource Library

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.

 
New Resources
Creating a Sense of Community and Belonging for Latinx Students

This resource provides information about the barriers Latinx students face while embarking upon their college journey. Some of the barriers include the financial burden or the cost of college, the potential language barrier as many Latinx students learn English as a second language after Spanish, potential citizenship issues and the fact that the decision to attend college affects the entire...

https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1260282.pdf
Anchoring comunidad: how first- and continuing-generation Latinx students in STEM engage community cultural wealth

This article from the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education compares the experiences of first-generation and continuing-generation Latinx college students in regards to their forms of capital.  The authors examine the different experiences of first-generation students entering with "community cultural wealth" and continuing-generation students entering with traditional capital....

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09518398.2020.17...
Advanced Technological Education Getting Started booklet 2020

This booklet is recommended for all principal investigators, co-principal investigators, and other team members involved in newly awarded projects and centers in FY20. Others who may find the workshop useful include new awardees in FY19 and other project personnel from prior years who have recently become involved in ATE projects and centers. The goal of this workshop is to make new grantees...

Webinar: Moving Up! Strategies for Preparing YOUR Next ATE Project Proposal

Has your college been an ATE grantee? Did you have a “New to NSF” grant? Keep the momentum going! Take advantage of what ATE funding can do for your college’s technician education programs and students by “Moving Up” to an ATE Project. What will help make your proposal be more competitive? How do requirements and reviewer expectations change when you take the next step? Where can you get help to...

https://youtu.be/Q0gYlevaudw
Building Equitable Learning Environments in CTE and STEM

This webinar focuses on successful strategies applicable to 2-year college technician educators. These strategies come from Action Research for Equity projects that were completed by participants engaged in the NSF ATE-funded EESTEM II project (DUE # 1601548), implemented by NAPE (National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity). These projects provide helpful guidance, strategies, and interventions...