Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics: Project Report

Robert C. Hilborn, Ruth H. Howes, Kenneth S. Krane, The American Association of Physics Teachers

This pdf file is the January 2003 report for project Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics (SPIN-UP), a physics community effort organized by the National Task Force on Undergraduate Physics (NTFUP) to answer the question, “Why, in the 1990s, did some physics departments increase the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in physics or maintain a number much higher than the national average for their type of institution?” This report describes the results of site visits to 21 thriving undergraduate physics departments and a survey completed by 74% of the 759 bachelor’s degree-granting physics departments in the United States.

Subject: Physics, Education
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results
Research on Learning: Assessment:Program Evaluation
Topics: Education, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics