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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.
STEM Education Center Toolkit
The Toolkit is a mechanism for spreading the wealth of knowledge and expertise about STEM Education around the community. It explores important issues for STEM Education Centers and provides examples of how members of the community have addressed those concerns.
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Join us for the NSEC 2018 National Conference!
Join us on June 6-8, for our sixth national convening of STEM education centers. We are opening the conference with an interactive working meeting led by SERC on developing strategies for communicating the value of your center. Following the professional development half of the meeting, we will have 1.5 days for sharing and showcasing the work of our centers, connecting it to other national initiatives through a mix of concurrent sessions, roundtables, and poster session. Don't miss out on hearing from other STEM Education Centers making impressive strides on their campus. The keynote address is by Deborah Loewenberg Ball, the William H. Payne Collegiate Professor of education at the University of Michigan, an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and the director of TeachingWorks.
Featured STEM Centers
Wilella Burgess, Purdue University; Loran Parker, Purdue University-Main Campus
Ernest Chavez, Paul Kennedy (co-directors), Colorado State University; Paul kennedy, Colorado State University; Laura Sample McMeeking, Colorado State University
Bill Cobern, Western Michigan University
News & Jobs
- At the Center of Transforming Undergraduate Education: Joint POD Network/NSEC Response to New Report
NSEC and POD have highlighted ways that Centers for Teaching and Learning and STEM Education are critical partners in reforming undergraduate education.
- Webinar on Undergraduate Research Experiences and STEM Education Centers
Join the Network of STEM Education Centers (NSEC) on Monday, October 30th at 1:30-2:30 pm EDT, for the first of a series on undergraduate research experiences.
- Instructional Consultant
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) seeks to welcome a new colleague to work with instructors at the University of Michigan, particularly in the biological, physical, and health sciences. Familiarity with clinical teaching is highly desirable.
- Manager of Educational Laboratory Facilities at the University of Utah
The Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing many aspects of the educational laboratories in a new integrated science education and research facility, including coordination, staffing and financial management. The manager will act as a catalyst between the new facility and faculty, staff and students in the College of Science to ensure a high quality, hands-on educational experience.