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.
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. Learn more and add your own experience to the collection.
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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- STEM education postdocs at CU and CSU
Application are invited for two post-doctoral level positions to work on a new grant: a multi-institution educational transformation project sponsored by the National Science Foundation (award #1626565). The overall project seeks to improve undergraduate STEM education at Colorado State University (CSU) and the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), through collective learning and cultural change at the departmental and institutional levels.
- Position Announcement: Instructional Consultant, University of Michigan, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering (CRLT-Engin) at the University of Michigan invites applications for an Instructional Consultant position focused on engineering graduate student instructor development. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in engineering, engineering education, or other STEM-related field.
- 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.
- 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.