Transforming Student Success in STEM Through Departmental Transformation Teams

Session Time and Location

Thu, 7 Jun 2018
11:15am to 12:45pm
Room: Room:
Dunwoody B
Session Track
Session Format

The WSU-SSTEP Fellows Program supports faculty-initiated, department-based projects to advance institutional transformation through incorporation of innovative teaching approaches in STEM courses. Fellows commit to working as a team to implement student-centered, evidence-based teaching methods with support from an instructional designer and participate in an interdisciplinary learning community to engage with peers and campus leaders of educational innovation. Session participants will explore our model for institutional change and reflect on ideas for engaging diverse teams including faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in undergraduate STEM education transformation efforts on their own campus. This work is supported by a grant from the NSF.

  • Session References +

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    Horii, C., Redd, K., Ouellett, M., Finkelstein, N., Beach, A., Carlisle, D., Shadle, S. and Weaver, G. (2016), Collaborating at the Centers (2016 Report from a STEM Education Transformation Workshop Involving Leaders of Centers for Teaching and Learning and STEM Education Centers). Joint report of the POD Network and Network of STEM Education Centers.

    President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (2012). “Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.” Executive Office of the President. engage-to-excel-final_2-25-12.pdf

    Smith, M. K., Jones, F. H. M., Gilbert, S. L., & Wieman, C. E. (2013). The Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (COPUS): A New Instrument to Characterize University STEM Classroom Practices. CBE Life Sciences Education, 12(4), 618–627.