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Research Aligned Mentorship


About the RAM Program

Welcome RAM Scholars!

CCSU, along with Kean UniversitySUNY College at Old WestburyBowie State University (MD) were asked by Farmingdale State College to partner with them after they received the First in the World (FITW) U.S. Department of Education grant. The name of the grant stems from the USA’s aim to regain its former position as the leader in producing students with baccalaureate degrees. In 1995 we were 1st, and as of 2014, we have fallen to 19th place.

The goal of this program is to improve the 4-year graduation rates by 20% over each college’s baseline for incoming first-year students. This is a phenomenal opportunity for students to receive additional resources and support to navigate through their college experience.

CCSU students will receive first-year, second-year, and junior-year experience courses; a collaborative learning workshop that is attached to a required English course; and a faculty member within, or close to their major who will serve as a mentor and expose students to research experiences off-campus in national laboratories, research universities, business accelerators, and other research venues as they enter their junior year. Your RAM Faculty Mentor is ready to assist you with a variety of tasks related to your coursework and professional development.

There will also be a professional staff person on campus to connect them to support and resources on campus. Other activities such as special events with speaker, group exercises, and conferences will be offered.

Please visit the “Student Resources” tab on the left to connect with several offices here at Central Connecticut State University that are staffed to assist you throughout your time here at CCSU. We hope that you will take full advantage of everything the University has to offer with academic support, library resources as well as your Faculty office hours.

Beyond what you will learn in the classroom, CCSU has a wide variety of student clubs, activities and organizations which provide a great way to maximize your college experience. You will be able to meet new people by creating a sense of community and also further your own academic or personal interests. Take advantage of everything the University has to offer!