The Glossary section provides a list of terms that are used throughout the T-STEM Academy Design Blueprint. As you meet with other academy leaders and T-STEM Coaches, attend professional development events, and speak with the T-STEM Centers, the terms listed in this section will be used frequently. To ensure clarity of the terms, a brief definition accompanies each of the words listed. In addition, some hyperlinks have been added as additional resources for some of the terms listed. If there is a term not listed that you would like further clarification on, please feel free to contact us.

  1. Underrepresented Students

    Students of a particular race, socioeconomic status, or otherwise important social group that has a smaller representation in a sub-portion then it does in the entire sample. Ex: students who have not been fully represented in postsecondary education, such as minority students, first-generation college students, and students of a low socioeconomic background.