The Rice University Robert Noyce Master Teaching Fellowship Program core partners have common goals and are committed to scope of work of this program.
The Rice University School Mathematics Project:
RUSMP was established in 1987 in order to provide a bridge between the Rice University mathematics research community and Houston-area mathematics teachers. RUSMP has received funding from NSF, the U.S. Department of Education Eisenhower and Teacher Quality Programs, and from corporations, foundations and school districts and is the acknowledged PreK-12 mathematics center in the region.
The Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity:
The Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity was founded in 1998 by Richard Tapia to promote greater participation for underrepresented groups in the sciences and engineering and to support academic excellence for all. The Center was formed to provide institutional infrastructure for Rice’s numerous successful outreach programs and initiatives.
The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies:
The Glasscock School houses the Teacher Education Program that provides professional education courses with extensive study of critical issues in education and effective pedagogy for diverse learners. The Rice Teacher Education program has a 50-year history of working with Houston-area schools.
Advancement Via Individual Determination:
AVID is a global nonprofit organization that operates with one guiding principle: Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. AVID’s kindergarten through higher education system brings research-based curriculum and strategies to students that develop critical thinking, literacy, and mathematics skills across all content areas. For more than 30 years, AVID has prepared students for college readiness and success. From its beginnings in one classroom with 32 students in San Diego, it now impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of students throughout the U.S. and the world. AVID has sites in HISD and will deepen and expand its impact on HISD through the Rice University Robert Noyce Master Teaching Fellowship Program.
Houston Independent School District:
Houston ISD is the 7th largest school district in the country and the largest in Texas with approximately 215,000 students (62.1% Hispanic, 24.9% African American, 8.2% White, 3.6% Asian, and 75.5% economically disadvantaged). The district has a long successful history of working with RUSMP and Rice’s Teacher Education Program and is deepening and strengthening its relationship with AVID. The Tapia Center has provided support to the district through Rice outreach programs (including RUSMP).
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1556006.