Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Marcela Marín Arias
Submission Date Sept. 17, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Frank Euler Sepulveda Velez
Jefe de Oficina Automedición y Control CTI
Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Extensión Académica
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
38,672

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
58

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
0.15

Name of the student educators program:
Jóvenes investigadores e innovadores ITM (Young ITM researchers and innovators)

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
193

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

This program aims to connect young students to research groups to strengthen their research and innovation skills. During the program, students take extension, writing, and research publication courses, and some of them join research projects about sustainability.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

All ITM students are invited to the call for participants. They must meet requirements of age, grade point average, active enrolment in an undergraduate or graduate program, and not be a beneficiary of another program.
Selection criteria:
1. Meeting the requirements
2. Curriculum vitae (60%)
3. Academic history (20%)
4. Previous research experience (20%)


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

The young researchers join a research group where they receive training, support, and advisory by professors. These young people become tutors of their peers at the institution.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination):

It is a public call for participants funded by the ITM.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Jóvenes investigadores e innovadores Colciencias (Young researchers and Innovators by Colciencias)

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
52

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

This program seeks to motivate students to pursue a scientific career and make the most of scholarships and internships. It also aims to establish alliances with research groups in the field of technological development or innovation accredited by institutions that are part of the National Science, Technology, and Innovation System of Colombia.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):

Students must meet the requirements of the first program and, in addition, those of Colciencias (i.e., the Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation of Colombia), which is a government agency in charge of promoting public policies to foster science, technology, and innovation in Colombia.

Requirements:
1. Being enrolled in a university institution accredited by Colciencias.
2. To have a tutor who is a member of a research group accredited by Colciencias.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

As in the first program, students join a research group and receive training and support by teachers. Afterwards, they train other students at the ITM


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):

This program is funded by the national government and the ITM through Colciencias: 60% is provided by Colciencias and 40% by the ITM..


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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