The mission of IN LSAMP is to increase the quality and quantity of students from historically underrepresented (URM) populations receiving Bachelor degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. To accomplish this, we focus on promoting student success by engaging students early in their academic career with undergraduate research, building a community of faculty mentors at our campuses, designing professional development activities for students, and supporting academic persistence through graduation with our network of peer mentors and tutors.

We focus on:

  • strengthening URM students’ academic preparation
  • increasing engagement with their STEM discipline
  • retaining students in STEM majors to graduation
  • transitioning students from community college to four-year institution
  • preparing students for STEM careers and graduate school through professional development


IN LSAMP formed in 2016 with an award from the National Science Foundation, HRD 1618-408. The alliance consists of six institutions of higher education in Indiana – Ball State University, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University Northwest, IUPUI, Indiana University South Bend, and Ivy Tech Community College. IUPUI Executive Vice Chancellor Kathy Johnson serves as the current Principal Investigator (PI) for the program. There are three Co-PI’s, alliance director, project manager, campus coordinators (minimum of one on each campus) and other program staff. The alliance comes together with a single shared goal of doubling the number of STEM Bachelor degrees earned by URM students at each campus.

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Assessment Institute in Indianapolis

The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is the nation's oldest and largest event focused exclusively on outcomes assessment in higher education. We anticipate that some 1000 educators from virtually every state and several other countries will take part in the 2018 Institute.

The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is designed to provide opportunities for (1) individuals and campus teams new to outcomes assessment to acquire fundamental knowledge about the field, (2) individuals who have worked as leaders in outcomes assessment to share and extend their knowledge and skills, and (3) those interested in outcomes assessment at any level to establish networks that serve as sources of support and expertise beyond the dates of the Institute.

Future Assessment Institute Dates