Integration of Strategies that Support Undergraduate Education in STEM (ISSUES)
To achieve this goal, we will develop and propagate a common message across all STEM disciplines:
- that student-centered approaches incorporating active learning are based in research,
- these approaches have been shown to benefit students, and
- they provide the most promising vehicle for learning for all students, but especially for women and students from traditionally underrepresented minorities.
As a first step, we ran a planning workshop in early 2014, involving those responsible for undergraduate education initiatives at approximately fifteen disciplinary societies in STEM fields to prepare for a national interdisciplinary conference later in 2014.
In order to fully engage the mathematics community in this national conversation about undergraduate STEM education, this effort will be housed within the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the largest STEM professional society whose mission is directed toward its discipline at the undergraduate level.
Linda Braddy, Mathematical Association of America
Cathy Manduca, Science Education Resource Center
David Bressoud, Macalester College
Mary Kirchhoff, American Chemical Society
Susan Musante, American Institute of Biological Sciences
Beth Cunningham, American Association of Physics Teachers
Bob Hilborn, American Association of Physics Teachers
Jack Hehn, at large
Ted Hodapp, American Physical Society
Kelly Mack, Project Kaleidoscope
Ashok Agrawal, American Society for Engineering Education
Amy Chang, American Society for Microbiology