SCIENCE ROADMAP INITIATIVE -
A Strategic Sketch
“…to provide a Roadmap
for potential FC science transfer students to CSUF, UCI, and other
- Many students come to
us at FC with little or no idea of what’s out there or what they could do, but
have academic and professional potential to succeed.
- Without a Roadmap
many students can lose focus, drop out, or lose interest in science before
they have a chance to transfer.
- Identify potential
science transfer students as soon as possible after their arrival at FC.
- Connect them at optimal
times throughout their experience at FC with CSUF faculty, activities, and
resources using faculty-to-faculty connections.
- Provide periodic
customized faculty advising to participating transfer students.
Just Getting Off the Launcher…
- Initial meetings during
Spring, 2005 semester have been held with: CSUF Science Dean, FC SRI Working
Group (you can join!), CSUF Science Transfer Specialist, FC Counselor…
- Currently brainstorming
and compiling lists of possible SRI student-related activities including: CSUF
faculty giving seminars at FC, FC/CSUF team teaching courses, use of CSUF
library by FC students, joint FC/CSUF grant proposals for equipment,
- Initial sketches of the
Science Roadmap Plan are in-progress and your suggestions, ideas, and
voluntary participation are encouraged.
The Win-Win-Win Results Will Include:
- Better retention and
learning experiences for FC science students (including underrep groups),
- Enhanced marketing
efforts with students in FC Gen Ed courses as well as in high schools due to
- More success with
grant proposals due to partnerships between FC and Universities,
- Benefits for FC
Science Gen Ed students from SRI-related activities and equipment
- Opportunities for FC
and CSUF faculty to collaborate on an ongoing basis,
More, high quality FC science transfer
students for CSUF etc. will increase the number of transfers!