STEM Central

A Community of Practice for NSF STEM Projects

Working Groups

Course and Curriculum Improvement

This working group is intended to facilitate continued discussion and action to improve Foundational Courses in STEM majors. Subscribe to this group and receive updates on new resources related to this topic.  You can also participate by sharing your ideas, posting existing resources, or collaborating with others in this group to develop ...

  • 34 Resources & Discussions
  • 367 Subscribers
  • Last Update Was 2 years, 1 month Ago

Undergraduate Research & Internships

The purpose of this working group is to initiate and facilitate discussions and develop educational resources related to undergraduate research and internship experiences.  It includes materials and follow up discussions that evolved from the 2012 STEP Grantee meeting breakout session lead by John Davis – Alma College, Joseph Kruger ...

  • 32 Resources & Discussions
  • 363 Subscribers
  • Last Update Was 1 year, 3 months Ago

Faculty Development and Networking

Find and share resources, ask questions, and share your expertise about effective strategies for faculty development, or that are useful in faculty development activities. Group facilitators, please check out this resource: Top tips for moderators of online discussion groups.

  • 16 Resources & Discussions
  • 319 Subscribers
  • Last Update Was 5 years, 1 month Ago

Collecting, Organizing, and Making use of Data

This working group is intended to facilitate continued discussion and action to improve our ability to collect and organize for STEP projects. Subscribe to this group and receive updates on new resources related to this topic.  You can also participate by sharing your ideas, posting existing resources, or collaborating with others in this ...

  • 19 Resources & Discussions
  • 306 Subscribers
  • Last Update Was 1 year, 3 months Ago

Educational Research and Policy

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 ...

  • 20 Resources & Discussions
  • 239 Subscribers
  • Last Update Was 3 years, 7 months Ago

Student Academic and Social Development

This working group is intended to facilitate continued discussion and action adressing issues related to student academic and social development. Subscribe to this group and receive updates on new resources related to this topic.  You can also participate by sharing your ideas, posting existing resources, or collaborating with others in ...

  • 9 Resources & Discussions
  • 163 Subscribers
  • Last Update Was 4 years, 11 months Ago

STEPping into the Future: Sustaining STEP's Mission in the New Funding Landscape

This is a forum for exchange and discussion regarding the future of STEP projects and is intended to accompany and extend the March 5th Wednesday night Forum at the STEP 2014 meeting. With the suspension of STEP and the implementation of IUSE, this is a critical time to reflect upon what we have learned from implementing STEP projects, and use ...

  • 35 Resources & Discussions
  • 69 Subscribers
  • Last Update Was 3 years, 8 months Ago

AAC&U STEM Central Building by Knowledge Exchange Workshop: Supporting Success of Low Income Undergraduate Students in STEM

This working group supports documentation, dissemination, and discussions that arise from the STEM Central AAC&U Building by Knowledge Exchange Workshop, which occurs on April 19 - 20th 2016 in Chicago, IL.  The purpose of the workshop is to bring together S-STEM and STEP project leaders and higher education researchers to address ...

  • 10 Resources & Discussions
  • 21 Subscribers
  • Last Update Was 2 years, 11 months Ago

Collaborating to improve faculty development around inclusivity

We are a community of faculty and administrators from HHMI Inclusive Excellence awardee institutions collaborating around best-practices in inclusive pedagogy faculty development, where materials, ideas, workshop plans, recruitment efforts, successes and failures can be shared instead of reinvented.

  • 7 Resources & Discussions
  • 21 Subscribers
  • Last Update Was 5 months Ago

PKAL Summer Leadership Institutes: Discussions and Resources

2015 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute I Cohort A (Claggett Center/Maryland) 2015 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute I Cohort B (Claggett Center/Maryland) 2015 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute II Cohort A (Claggett Center/Maryland) 2015 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute II Cohort B (Claggett Center/Maryland) 2015 PKAL Summer ...

  • 0 Resources & Discussions
  • 4 Subscribers
  • Last Update Was 3 years, 8 months Ago

Discussions of STEP-related publications

A forum to discuss some of the key works that influence our implementation and research efforts.

  • 11 Resources & Discussions
  • 3 Subscribers
  • Last Update Was 6 years, 11 months Ago

Active Learning Day Video Showcase 2016

On October 25th,  more than 165 colleges and universities and STEM-related professional societies participated in Active Learning Day—reaching more than 100,000 students and supporting STEM faculty in adopting active-learning strategies by investing in faculty professional development and creating appropriate faculty rewards. Of ...

  • 8 Resources & Discussions
  • 0 Subscribers
  • Last Update Was 2 years, 5 months Ago

Active Learning Week Video Showcase

Active Learning Week was initiated in 2016 by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as a national effort to incorporate active teaching and learning strategies in STEM classrooms. As one of the original professional association partners in this effort, AAC&U invited STEM faculty from its more than 1400 member institutions to take ...

  • 10 Resources & Discussions
  • 0 Subscribers
  • Last Update Was 8 months Ago

Culturally Responsive Active Learning

WELCOME! This group is intended to support culturally responsive active learning by promoting discussions and sharing that will help STEM faculty integrate culturally responsive active learning into their classrooms. Please feel free to click the red button below to ask a question, start a discussion, or share a resource that you think is ...

  • 8 Resources & Discussions
  • 0 Subscribers
  • Last Update Was 6 months, 2 weeks Ago