2016 SMTI/NSEC National Conference
Theme: Center Roles in Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
Dates: June 8-9, 2016. There is a follow-on workshop June 9-10.
Start time: 8:00 am CT on June 8, 2016
End time: 4:00 pm CT on June 9, 2016
Location: Hotel Contessa in San Antonio
Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and committee chair of the National Academies' Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees.
- Plenary Presentations
- Abstracts and Presentations
- Research Action Cluster descriptions
- Speaker Bios
About the Conference
APLU's Science and Mathematics Teaching Imperative (SMTI) in partnership with the Network of STEM Education Centers (NSEC) is now seeking proposals for presentations for the SMTI/NSEC 2016 National Conference, June 8-9, at the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio.
This year's conference will focus on centers engaged specifically in improving undergraduate STEM education, and/or involved in STEM teacher preparation and connection of the undergraduate experience with community efforts and broader impacts in STEM.
The conference is open to representatives from campus STEM Education Centers or Centers for Teaching and Learning that have a STEM agenda, or those who work closely with these centers. We also invite faculty and administrators engaged in improving STEM teaching and teacher preparation from APLU institutions.
The strands of content will be:
- Retention and Success: How is your center or program driving retention and success of students? What measures to do you use?
- Quality Education: How is your center or program training, promoting, partnering with, and/or evaluating faculty teaching and shaping learning outcomes for STEM majors including future STEM teachers?
- Research and Assessment: In what way(s) is your center or program contributing to discipline-based education research (DBER), evaluating student learning, and /or driving assessment to support STEM education improvements?
- Partnerships Beyond the University: How is your institution, center or program partnering with K-12 schools, 2 and 4-year colleges and universities, state networks, and/or industry to improve undergraduate STEM education including teacher preparation?
- Engaging Faculty: How is your center or program effectively engaging faculty to improve STEM undergraduate education? (E.g. is it through reform of upper division courses, aligning outcomes for STEM majors, benchmarking against peer departments, or other methods)?
- Engaging Administrators: How is your center or program effectively engaging senior university leadership for the improvement of undergraduate STEM education? Which administration representatives do you generally work with?
- Broadening Participation: How is your center or program expanding access to and success in STEM education for students from under-represented groups?
The 2016 conference is a joint meeting with the Network of STEM Education Centers (NSEC) and APLU's Science and Mathematics Teaching Imperative (SMTI). NSEC is a network of STEM education Centers that focus on improving undergraduate STEM education. The SMTI community includes faculty, department chairs, deans, and provosts who are engaged in improving STEM teaching and teacher preparation from APLU institutions.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. With a membership of 235 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations, APLU's agenda is built on the three pillars of increasing degree completion and academic success, advancing scientific research, and expanding engagement.