EMT Program: There has been increased attention on getting students interested and engaged in the science and engineering fields. Otherwise referred to as STEM subjects (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics), the EMT (Enhanced Mentoring and Tutoring) Program, first launched at Texas A&M University- Kingsville, sought ways to engage students in these fields and maintain their academic momentum. They hoped that successful academic habits will transfer later into career success as well. They operate based on three concepts: 1) using hands-on learning modules that prompt critical thinking 2) training the mentors first and foremost and 3) pairing up each mentor with a mentee. The program has demonstrated great success with students pursuing these courses.
The ambitious program MET 1
Since the fall of 2013, the Texas A&M University-Kingsville has developed a program called “enhanced mentoring and tutoring: MET”. The objectives of this program are highly specific, such as improving student retention, and increasing both the number of graduate students and the enrollment of minority groups.