Title III & Teaching Assistants' Program
A program to increase retention and graduation rates of students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines
The Revitalizing Excellence and Expectations in Math and Science (REEMS) Project, a program initially funded by Title III, helps support the presence of teaching assistants (TAs) in gatekeeper and specialized upper level courses. The aim of the program supports the College’s initiative to incorporate the use of TAs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses to enrich student exposure to mathematics and science coursework. The goal of these additional recitations and study sessions is to enhance students’ understanding of the course materials through exposure to different modes of instruction and diverse platforms to facilitate learning. A major student learning outcome that the program works to realize is an enhancement of their problem-solving skills and scientific reading and writing skills.
Primarily offered during the fall and spring semesters, these sessions are offered in small-class settings (averaging about 10 students, with an upper limit of 15 students) and are supervised by qualified instructors who have demonstrated their mastery of the material to be taught.
REEMS Instructors include a mix of adjunct professors,Teaching Assistants (TA) consisting of graduate students, and/or tutors comprised of talented junior and senior undergraduate students. TAs receive competitive compensation, enhanced teaching skills instruction and are afforded opportunities for professional development. For more information about this program, please contact your department chairperson or department designee, or Ms. Vanessa D. Nesbit.