ABOUT THE UT SYSTEM LSAMP PARTNERS
The Alliance represents a UT System wide commitment, at the highest level of leadership, to support and evaluate individual campus efforts to improve the participation of students in STEM majors.
At each Alliance institution, a Campus LSAMP Task Force coordinates LSAMP activities, as well as identifies, nurtures and monitors the progress of the LSAMP students. Each Campus LSAMP Task Force includes a Chair and key STEM Faculty.
Each campus task force is responsible for:
- promoting the adoption of proven course based strategies
- creating and maintaining strong relationships between universities and community colleges through joint activities and programs
The state-wide LSAMP Academic Leadership Council, composed of the Chairs of the Campus LSAMP Task Forces, meets yearly to address systemic barriers to change and to provide leadership for the implementation of curricular reform, as well as faculty and student development activities. The ALC has been instrumental in promoting LSAMP activities and systemic changes on their campuses.
A state-wide Evaluation Task Force has been formed for the purpose of gathering, analyzing and disseminating data on minority participation in STEM fields at the member institutions. The Evaluation Task Force responds to the reporting requirements of the National Science Foundation and the data analysis and reporting needs of the leadership of the member institutions and The University of Texas System.
The Evaluation Task Force meets yearly, in conjunction with the Academic Leadership Council.
Analysis from the yearly sets of LSAMP cohorts are providing the universities and the community colleges with a better understanding of what their students do and how partner institutions can work together, particularly to expand and improve transfer programs to ensure the success of community college STEM majors who enroll at the partner universities.