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.
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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News & Jobs
- OSTP - A Call to Action: Incorporating Active STEM Learning Strategies into K-12 and Higher Education
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued a call to action to participate in a nationwide effort to meet the goals of STEM for All through the use of active learning at all grade levels and in higher education.
- American Evaluation Association has a new STEM Evaluation Repository
The American Evaluation Association is in the process of creating a STEM Evaluation Repository. It is a crowd-sourced collection of resources for planning, conducting, and communicating evaluation projects, and draws from multiple disciplines.
- Two free Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching online courses: Introductory and Advanced
CIRTL (Center for Integrated Research Teaching and Learning) is running two online courses about evidence-based undergraduate STEM teaching this fall. Start date is September 15, 2016.
- JMBE issue on Scientific Citizenship
The latest themed JMBE issue focuses on the interdisciplinary topic of scientific citizenship. The 41-article issue aims to discuss national and global citizen science initiatives, offers perspectives on engaging, educating, and training citizens who have minimal science background, and provides activities for those teaching citizen science to students at the K12, undergraduate, or graduate/professional level.