red Supported Site Florida International University: Demographics

PhysTEC Graduates (Years funded 2007-2010)
BaselineProject Funded
Year -2 Year -1 Year 0 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
0 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 0

 

PhysTEC Course Enrollments (# of students enrolled)
 Grade BandBaselineProject
Year -2 2004/05 Year -1 2005/06 Year 0 2006/07 Year 1 2007/08 Year 2 2008/09 Year 3 2009/10
PhysTEC Secondary Graduate 6-12 0 0 0 1 1 1
PhysTEC future teachers 6-12 0 0 2 3 1 3
Other Science 6-12 2 5 3 8 1 ?
Math 6-12 8 10 13 6 10 3

Commentary on PhysTEC Teachers data: No graduates from FIU completed a secondary teacher preparation program in physics in the baseline years. Baseline and 2007-2008 data are official data from the Florida Board of Governors which, for FIU, does not report science education degrees by field. 2008-2009 data for Other Science and Mathematics Education are from the Accreditation and Assessment office at FIU.

PhysTEC Secondary Graduate: Any student that graduates from FIU that is a Physics Learning Assistant and has completed coursework (or other state approved preparation, such as Florida Teacher Comprehensive Examinations) necessary to enter the teaching profession as stipulated by the State of Florida.

PhysTEC Future Teachers (pipeline): Any FIU Physics Learning Assistant that is taking an education class beyond the Seminar in Science Education (PHY 3012), has declared an education major or minor, or is a Noyce Scholarship Recipient. The Future Teacher (pipeline) count does not include students that are expected to graduate in the academic year being reported as they will be counted as PhysTEC Secondary Graduates (see above).

PhysTEC Mentors & Mentees
 

Baseline

Project

Year 1

2004-2005

Year 2

2005-2006

Year 3

2006-2007

Year 1

2007- 2008

Year 2

2008-2009

Year 3

2009-2010

PhysTEC Mentors (Current and Prior TIRs)

0

0

0

1

3

3

PhysTEC Mentees

4

5

7

15

9

37

Mentored PhysTEC Teachers

0

0

0

1

1

0

Mentored Non-PhysTEC Teachers

4

5

7

14

8

?

Commentary on mentors and mentees data: PhysTEC Mentor includes current TIR, former TIR, and CHEPREO coordinator. The Mentored PhysTEC Teachers 2007-2008 includes a student that worked with a member of the TAG rather than with the TIR. The Mentored PhysTEC Teachers 2008-2009 includes a student that taught a physics modeling class for FIU’s on-campus high school. He was mentored by the CHEPREO coordinator and former TIR. The non-PhysTEC mentored teachers include active members of our physics modeling group. It does not include teachers that have attended workshops sponsored by associated physics projects such as CHEPREO.

PhysTEC Enrollment

Course Type

Baseline

Project

Year 1

2004-2005

Year 2

2005-2006

Year 3

2006-2007

Year 1

2007-2008

Year 2

2008-2009

Year 3

2009-2010

Introductory Physics I Modeling Course

0

0

0

90

90

90

Introductory Physics II Modeling Course

0

0

0

90

90

90

Introductory Physics I ISLE Course

         

30

Introductory Physics II ISLE Course

         

30

Modified Introductory Physics I Lab

0

0

0

137

837

1020

Modified Introductory Physics II Lab

0

0

0

0

0

360

Seminar in Physics Education

0

0

0

13

22

54

Total

0

0

0

330

1039

1674

Commentary on enrollment data: In 2009/10, David Brookes joined the department and began teaching using ISLE in a studio format (replacing one of the Modeling classes). Eric Brewe also taught a new section, intended specifically for students in FIU’s QBIC (Quantifying Biology In the Classroom) project. Thus there are 4 studio-based sections running every year, 3 using Modeling and 1 using ISLE (which is most similar to Modeling). Also, the physics II labs began reform in 2009/10, with 4 sections in Fall and 8 sections in spring being taught using ISLE-based labs.

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