Global Competitiveness in today's world demands technical workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The UNC General Administration "Tomorrow Initiative" mandates to all 16 constituent higher education institutions to support efforts that would strengthen STEM academic programs. Funded by the National Science Foundation through the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP), Integrated STEM Academic Success(ISAS) at FSU was developed.
So, what sets us apart from other STEM initiatives on campus...As most STEM initiatives we offer tutoring in the science and math disciplines, however, we have contact with ALL science, computer science & math students admitted to the university from the incoming freshman to the graduating senior. We encompass all STEM students while other programs accommodate certain segments of the STEM population. We recognize there is more to a student than academics that may have a direct impact on academic progression, therefore we have an academic counselor to motivate, encourage and listen to students' issues while ensuring course curriculum is being followed. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act known as FERPA protects students rights to confidentiality for matters disclosed to the Academic Counselor.