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.
Save the Date!
Dates: June 23-24, 2017.
Start Time for NSEC 2017: 8:30 am CT, June 23, 2017
End Time for NSEC 2017: 4:00 pm CT, June 24, 2017
Location: Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.
Audience: The conference is for 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. The focus is specifically on centers engaged in improving undergraduate STEM education, including teacher preparation and broader impacts in STEM.
Immediately following the NSEC 2017 National Conference, we are hosting a meeting for practitioners engaged in improving undergraduate STEM education and experts in higher education change. See below for more details about this joint SMTI and ASCN meeting.
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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Workshops & Conferences
News & Jobs
- Study Explores How Universities Deploy Faculty and Link to Professors' Pay
Inside Higher Ed - A common criticism of the faculty reward system is that it tends to value research over teaching. A just-released working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research offers new evidence in support of that contention, suggesting that the number of students a professor teaches has relatively little to do with their compensation.
- Webinar: Effective College Instruction and the Impact on Student Success
ACE is hosting a free webinar on Jan. 24 at 2:00pm EST about how effective college instruction may lead to more engaged and successful students, and increased student satisfaction and postsecondary degree attainment. The webinar will elaborate on the findings from the paper released by the American Council on Education (ACE). Register here: http://www.acenet.edu/events/Pages/Effective-College-Instruction-and-the-Impact-on-Student-Success.aspx
- Assistant Director, Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking an assistant director for a new research center on student experiences with college-to-workforce transitions.
- 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.