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Lessons learned the first years: have a marketing campaign and assessment plan in place from the beginning (STEP Excel Success Factor 2: Assessment.) (EXCEL series:post 4)

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 by Michael Georgiopoulos

Welcome to the current installment of my blog describing my experiences, lessons learned, and road bumps as I worked with my many colleagues from UCF, to develop the successful University of Central Florida’s EXCEL program.  I have been discussing three factors that we feel contributed to EXCEL’s institutionalization success. Factor 1: The strong coalition of faculty and staff who have supported ... Read More

Three Factors for EXCEL’s institutionalization success: Faculty Coalition, Rigorous Assessment, and Administrative Support. (EXCEL series:post 3)

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 by Michael Georgiopoulos

Welcome to the current installment of my blog describing my experiences, lessons learned, and road bumps as I worked with my many colleagues from UCF, to develop the successful University of Central Florida’s EXCEL program.  I hope you will enjoy reading about my experiences and garner tips and ideas for making your STEP program successful. EXCEL is now a program that has been institutionalized ... Read More

EXCEL in a nutshell: building blocks toward creating a learning community for STEM (EXCEL series:post 2)

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 by Michael Georgiopoulos

Welcome to the current installment of my blog describing my experiences, lessons learned, and road bumps as I worked with my many colleagues from the University of Central Florida (UFC) to develop the successful University of Central Florida’s EXCEL program.  I  hope you will enjoy reading about my experiences and garner tips and ideas for making your STEP program successful. In this post I’d ... Read More

Central Florida’s (UCF’s) EXCEL program: a case study on the development, growth, success, and future plans for a STEP grant (EXCEL series:post 1)

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 by Michael Georgiopoulos

Introduction to the EXCEL Series. Hello, my name is Michael Georgiopoulos.  I am the principal investigator of the STEP Grant: UCF STEP Pathways to STEM: From Promise to Prominence “EXCEL” project and I have the unique honor of being the first STEP grantee to start up a Blog on StepCentral.net.  I would like to use this blog as an opportunity to share with the larger STEP Community my ... Read More