New successful initiative for keeping students in STEM from University of Houston gets acclaim

student-biology-successTo improve students’ chances of completing introductory biology courses and decrease poor grades, the University of Houston (UH) implemented a comprehensive student success program, employing various interventions for students at risk for failure.

Through a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), the Department of Biology and Biochemistry embarked on a pilot program focusing on first-year students taking “General Biology” for non-majors and “Introductory Biology” for science majors. These two classes have high rates of...

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