Campus Centers in STEM Education
STEM education centers and related offices are the hub of campus-based efforts leading the transformation of undergraduate STEM education at their institutions and beyond. While there is large variety in the structure and identity of STEM education efforts, they all have common functions and goals.
NSEC is an organization of campus-based centers and offices that serve as catalysts for educational transformation in STEM. The network allows center leadership, university and college administrators, and state and national policymakers to have a central hub for their communal efforts.
As STEM Education Centers (SECs) grow in prominence on college campuses across the country, a new report details how universities can pair the work of these critical hubs aimed at improving teaching and student success in STEM fields with their Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs). The Collaborating at the Centers report presents key recommendations on ways these two distinct types of campus-based centers can work more closely to further national STEM education improvement efforts.
Featured STEM Centers
Dean Livelybrooks, University of Oregon
Wilella Burgess, Purdue University-Main Campus; Loran Parker, Purdue University-Main Campus
Ernest Chavez, Paul Kennedy (co-directors), Colorado State University; Paul kennedy, Colorado State University
Marion Usselman, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
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- Director for First-year Science Programs
Oversight of First-year Science Programs at Binghamton University-SUNY (faculty position for PhD in life sciences), in particular the Freshman Research Immersion program and related CURE projects.
- Assistant Director, Center for Comparative Higher Education & Workforce Systems (CHEWS)
Seeking an Assistant Director to help launch and manage a new Center at UW-Madison's Wisconsin Center for Education Research focused on the intersections between higher education and the workforce, particularly the systems required to facilitate students' acquisition of 21st century competencies. The Assistant Director will oversee their own research program on these topics while also organizing monthly seminars, assisting with policy analyses, coordinating with Center affiliates, and working with the Director on fund-raising and management activities.
- Postdoctoral position in biology education
University of Maryland is seeking a postdoctoral associate to work with a faculty learning community to develop and assess active learning approaches across four gateway biology courses.
- Science Faculty with Education Specialties Influence Teaching Practices of Departmental Colleagues
Departments are increasingly hiring Science Faculty with Education Specialities (SFES) to help improve undergraduate science education. According to a recent study, SFES report their strongest impact is influencing other faculty's teaching practices.