University of Cincinnati
and Cincinnati State
partner on transfer students
The University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College collaboration are a model for The Ohio LSAMP Alliance. This past academic year, there were three cohorts of Cincinnati State students who participated in a co-op research assignment at the University of Cincinnati. A significant number of these students have expressed a desire to transfer to the University of Cincinnati, which helps fulfil one of the goals of the alliance: to increase the number of community college students who transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies in STEM.
Another innovative approach to this collaboration is the initiative where Cincinnati State students participate in the University of Cincinnati summer bridge program before their enrollment at Cincinnati State. The theory is that these students will enter their first year at the two year college with a much stronger math and science background, thus increasing the probability of a successful first year.
As part of this initiative, two Cincinnati State students will participate in the bridge program at the University of Cincinnati from June 21 to August 7, 2015. To celebrate this occasion, the two Cincinnati State students had a "national signing day.” The enrollment of Cincinnati State students into the bridge program at the University of Cincinnati is an exemplary collaboration between two- and four-year institutions, for which the LSAMP program is the catalyst.
Written by Ken Simonson, College of Engineering and Applied Science Academic Director. Simonskw@ucmail.uc.edu