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  • Project Manager
    Job Opportunity: AAAS S-STEM Resource and Evaluation Center (REC) Project Manager. Hybrid position in Washington, DC - Apply by February 13!
  • Assistant Professor of Biology Education Research
    The University of Georgia is hiring an Assistant Professor of Biology Education Research, with a focus on using data science and AI research methods. Apply now!
  • Drug Discovery Research Educator, First-year Research Immersion
    The First-year Research Immersion (FRI) program at Binghamton University invites applications for a one-year renewable, full time Research Assistant Professor (also known as the Research Educator) position, to begin August 2023. This is a unique 10-month non-tenure track faculty position that directly combines teaching and research.
  • Assistant Director, First-Year Research Immersion
    The First-year Research Immersion (FRI) program, a three-semester sequence of CUREs that enrolls 300 science and engineering first-year students each year, is searching for an assistant director. The assistant director will play a key role in planning, overseeing and tracking results of the FRI program as well as aid in imagining future program trajectories such as post-FRI experiences and program enhancements, which in turn will assist with overall recruitment, alumni relations, educational assessment and grant proposals.
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STEM Centers

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. Read more »

The Network

The Network

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. Read more »

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Network Resources

Together with partners, NSEC has developed a number of resources that can assist STEM Education Centers in their missions and development. The STEM Ed Center Toolkit, Research Action Clusters, Center Profiles, and other resources are available to help spread expertise around the network Read more »

Call for Proposals are due March 8 for the Transforming Institutions Conference. Submit your innovative work today!

NSEC is co-hosting the Transforming Institutions Conference with ASCN, which is June 12-13, 2023 in Minneapolis. We encourage STEM education center directors and staff and the broader NSEC community to submit proposals to this biannual national conference. It has been a long time since we have had the chance to gather together to share our work and learn from one another. The TI Conference brings together researchers, practitioners, change agents, center staff and directors, university leadership, and policymakers to focus on transforming undergraduate education. Participants will have the opportunity to identify critical questions facing institutional change, foster connections with colleagues interested in change, and address important topics related to transforming institutions in higher education. We look forward to seeing you all this summer!

Center Roles in Undergraduate STEM Education: A Guide for Self-Evaluation

PDF of presentation is here.

We are excited to share the Center Roles in Undergraduate STEM Education: A Guide for Self-Evaluation with the NSEC community! This publication provides a guide for STEM Education Centers (SECs) and Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) to carry out a self-assessment process focusing on their roles in undergraduate STEM education. The guide and The Model for Center Practices in Undergraduate STEM Education developed and authored by Dr. Deborah Carlisle, is informed by research carried out at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as part of an APLU and NSF-funded project for NSEC by Dr. Gabriela C. Weaver and Dr. Deborah L. Carlisle. As part of the culmination of this research, we offer this guide to support the NSEC community, and the center community broadly, in their mission to improve undergraduate education.

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