STEM Central

A Community of Practice for NSF STEM Projects

Educational Research and Policy

Community Working Group

This working group is intended to facilitate continued discussion and collaborative initiatives related to Research and Policy of STEM programs and Type 2 STEP grantees.  Participate by sharing your ideas, posting existing resources, or collaborating with others in this group to develop and disseminate needed resources and tools. We encourage participation from anyone interested in improving undergraduate education. Please join us!

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This working group was initiated at the 2012 STEP Meeting, held March 13-15, 2012.  We thank the following leaders for helping to get the conversation started: Chandra Muller – University of Texas at Austin, David Feldon – University of Virginia, and Connie Della-Piana – NSF

Resources & Discussions

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Webinar on Tracking Student Access to High-Impact Practices in STEM Video March 10, 2017 0
STEP MEETING 2014 BREAKOUT SESSION: Roundtable for Type 2 and STEP Centers projects (Session II-12) Discussion February 08, 2014 0
The Bayer Facts of Science Education XVI: U.S. STEM Workforce Shortage – Myth or Reality? Fortune 1000 Talent Recruiters on the Debate Tech Report December 14, 2013 0
STEM Central Webinar: Education Research 101: A Beginner’s Guide for S STEM Principal Investigators Webinar September 28, 2015 0
STEP MEETING 2013 KEYNOTE: Continue the Conversation with Eduardo Padrón. (Session I-1) Discussion February 02, 2013 2
STEP MEETING 2013 BREAKOUT: Type 2 Round-table (Session II-12) Discussion January 26, 2013 1
The Professionalisation of Academics as Teachers in Higher Education File January 26, 2013 0
STEM Central Webinar: Education Research 101: A Beginner’s Guide for S STEM Principal Investigators Discussion August 31, 2015 0
Ideas for a Webinar on Education Research for the STEM Central Community? Discussion July 26, 2015 0
Searching for Better Approaches: Effective Evaluation of Teaching and Learning in STEM Tech Report July 26, 2015 0
Obama’s Community-College Plan: A Reading List (NY Times Article - Jan 9th, 2015) Discussion January 10, 2015 0
The General Equilibrium Effects of Educational Expansion Article January 03, 2015 0
Course Transformation Guide Tech Report October 14, 2014 0
Progress Report on Coordinating Federal Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Tech Report April 06, 2014 0
Strengthening the STEM Pipeline: The Contributions of Small and Mid-Sized Independent Colleges Tech Report April 05, 2014 0
Attracting and Retaining Students to Complete 2- and 4-year Undergraduate Degrees in STEM Discussion March 08, 2014 0
Common Guidelines for Education Research from NSF and US Dept of Ed. Article November 03, 2013 0
STEP Type 2 Roundtable participant postcards Discussion April 06, 2013 0
STEP MEETING 2013 KEYNOTE NOTES Continue the Conversation with Eduardo Padrón. (Session I-1) Discussion March 16, 2013 0
Applying New Research to Improve Science Education Article December 01, 2012 0