STEM Engaged Learning
Potential Host Sites

We are pleased to release the 2017-2018 Request for Proposal (RFP) for the CSU STEM VISTA program. A word version of the VISTA Assignment Description (VAD) template is available here.

The CSU STEM VISTA program builds the capacity of VISTA members and host site supervisors as leaders to foster cultural and systemic change in STEM at the college/department/program and institutional level. AmeriCorps*VISTA members serve on CSU campuses full-time for one year (July 2017 – July 2018) focused on STEM student success efforts.

VISTA host sites will use Yosso’s Cultural Wealth Model (described in the RFP) to implement and/or enhance sustainable programs that support STEM student success through one or both of the following priority areas:

  • Fostering academic innovation: Strategies that improve STEM student academic performance and enhance the quality of learning. (e.g. high impact practices, K-12 or community college outreach; high DFW STEM courses; other forms of engagement)
  • Addressing a current critical need: Strategies that address a current critical STEM student need identified on your campus. (e.g. food and housing security; mental well-being; undocumented student needs)

 

These priority areas support the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025.

Please review the RFP for eligibility requirements and detailed information on how to submit a proposal. You may also review our frequently asked questions.

To learn more about our current CSU STEM VISTA member projects, visit www.csustemvista.wordpress.com.