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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
Dean Livelybrooks, University of Oregon
Robert Mathieu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Marco Molinaro, University of California-Davis
News & Jobs
- Postdoctoral-level Lead on campus-wide Teaching Evaluation Transformation
Join a nationally leading initiative to transform and take a scholarly approach to teaching evaluation at a leading research university. Housed in the University of Colorado's Center for STEM Learning (https://www.colorado.edu/csl/), as part of the Teaching Quality Framework Initiative (https://www.colorado.edu/teaching-quality-framework/)
- 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.