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Materials related to the annual STEP Grantees' Meeting are added to this collection as they become available. Examples include handouts from the meeting packet, breakout session handouts, "products" from the breakout discussions, recordings of plenary talks, and pdf's of posters.

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Description of 2015 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute I Cohort A (Claggett Center/Maryland)

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Description of 2015 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute I Cohort B (Claggett Center/Maryland)
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Description of 2015 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute II Cohort A (Claggett Center/Maryland)
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Description of 2015 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute II Cohort B (Claggett Center/Maryland)
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Discussion Group for participants and mentors from the 2015 Summer Leadership Institute III held at Baca College in Crestone, CO.

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This group is intended as a private space for the 2016 SLI I Cohort A to continue conversations, post resources, collaborate, and share progress and ideas as you each work to meet your goals in becoming a leader in STEM Education.
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This group is intended as a private space for the 2016 SLI I Cohort B to continue conversations, post resources, collaborate, and share progress and ideas as you each work to meet your goals in becoming a leader in STEM Education.
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This group is intended as a private space for the 2016 SLI II Cohort B to continue conversations, post resources, collaborate, and share progress and ideas as you each work to meet your goals in becoming a leader in STEM Education.
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This group is intended as a private space for the 2016 SLI III to continue conversations, post resources, collaborate, and share progress and ideas as you each work to meet your goals in becoming a leader in STEM Education.
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Welcome to the 2016 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute Working Group on STEM Central. This is your go-to place for the important information you need to have a successful institute. In particular, please CLICK HERE to access the required reading materials. To access or comment on other resources or conversations, simply click on the appropriate link below. 

Our hope is that this Working Group provides you with opportunities to:

- identify and network with people of shared interests related to leadership, and
- to cultivate and share thoughts and ideas with participants of all 2016 SLI cohorts.

To raise questions, start conversations, or share resources, simply click on the “Add Resource or Discussion” button below to your right.  Resources can include any kind of file, including Word documents, pdfs, PowerPoint slides, web links, or videos.  Note that use of this space is reserved exclusively  for 2016 SLI participants, and, thus, is a private, safe space where you can feel comfortable sharing your candid thoughts and views about your leadership journey. Only members of this group, which includes SLI participants, mentors, and leaders from all three 2016 institutes, can view any of these comments.

Again, we are very much looking forward to your participation in the 2016 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute!  We have no doubt that you will make significant contributions to our collective success both now, and over the course of the coming academic year.


Sincerely,

Kelly Mack

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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 through dialogue a set of questions and to develop responses for dissemination that can inform the next set of proposals submitted to the S-STEM program. The specific issues to address include the following key questions:

1) What evidence-based lessons have been learned about strategies that are effective in supporting the success in STEM fields of low-income undergraduate students? What are challenges to implementing these strategies? What are gaps in the body of knowledge about effective strategies?

2) What issues and questions should be prioritized for attention by those concerned about strategies for supporting the success in STEM fields of low-income undergraduate students? What priority areas might be addressed in future proposals for the S-STEM program?

Over the course of the workshop we will be adding discussion threads on institutional, faculty, and student level needs for improving success in STEM for low income students. Click on the thread link to add a comment.  

Please also add your own questions and discussion topics by clicking the "add discussion or resource" button below.

We will also be posting the summary notes and videos that come out of the workshop. 

We invite anyone to post questions and ideas to this group, even if you did not attend the workshop in person.

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Achieving Competitive Excellence Implementation Projects in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) provide support to design, implement, study and assess comprehensive institutional efforts to increase the numbers of students and the quality of their preparation by strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. This project at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University seeks to develop and implement an innovative data science and analytics education and research program to train the next generation of undergraduate students to confront the challenges in computational and data-enabled science. The project will be accompanied by an educational research study which will study the impact of faculty development and structures of support through communities of practice on faculty at the HBCU. The project is guided and informed by an on-going evaluation.<br/><br/>Specific objectives of the project are: to create an integrated education and research training environment; to increase faculty competitiveness in research and scholarship and prepare student readiness for graduate studies and professional careers in data science and analytics; to prepare globally competitive students; to facilitate and support faculty scholarly inquiries in research, teaching and learning; and to reach out to and collaborate with other institutions. The program will develop a data science and analytics certificate program, a statistical computing laboratory, and an analytical consulting center to broaden the participation and enhance preparation of students as well as support education and health analytics research development and outreach. The project will facilitate faculty research growth by contributing to professional development in research and by promoting collaborative research opportunities. Research and study abroad experiences through partnerships with two Chinese research universities will expose students to the data science research communities in China. Faculty engagement in scholarly inquiries in education analytics and development through a fellowship program, semi-annual education research symposia, workshops and research retreats will transform pedagogy and institutional teaching and learning.  The program has the potential to be a replicable model in undergraduate data science and analytics education, research and training for other similar institutions.

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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 those 165 institutions, eight have taken an additional step to create a video about what they did on Active Learning Day.

STEM Central and Project Kaleidoscope at AAC&U are proud to showcase the Active Learning Day videos here in this online video library. We hope this library will provide college and university faculty with dynamic resources for more effectively implementing active teaching and learning methods which will ultimately produce a more diverse, competitively-trained, and liberally-educated STEM workforce.

Additional details on the steps being taken by more than 160 colleges and universities is available here.

We would love to add more video resources to this library. If you have a video about Active Learning you would like to be showcased here, please email the youtube link using our "contact us" form. 

We hope the videos can inspire discourse around active learning. Please feel free to leave a comment, idea, or suggestion by clicking the "comment" button under the video.

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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 group to develop and disseminate needed resources and tools that can improve our ability to track student data and evaluate student success in STEM fields.  We encourage participation from anyone interested in improving undergraduate education. Please join us!

Group facilitators, please check out this resource: Top tips for moderators of online discussion groups.

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: Rahman Tashakkori – Appalachian State University and Jose Herrera – NSF

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This working group is intended to facilitate continued discussions and actions that address Community College issues as they relate to STEP Project. 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 and disseminate needed resources and tools that can improve our ability to address community college issues.  For example some issues identified in the 2012 meeting include:  addressing differences in student body perceptions and attitude, challenges related to supporting students and managing grants, and misconceptions of the community college role in education. We encourage participation from anyone interested in improving undergraduate education. Please join us!

Group facilitators, please check out this resource: Top tips for moderators of online disucssion groups.

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:

STEP 2012 Session Leaders: Daniel Spencer – Tarleton State University, Paris Svoronos – Queensborough Community College

STEP 2012 Moderators: Iraj Nejad – Mt. San Antonio College, Eun-Woo Chang – Montgomery College

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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 and disseminate needed resources and tools. We encourage participation from anyone interested in improving undergraduate education. Please join us!

Group facilitators, please check out this resource: Top tips for moderators of online discussion groups.

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: Sylvia Orr – Estrella Mountain Community College, Janet Liou-Mark – New York City College of Technology, Ginger Rowell – Middle Tennessee State University, and Dan Maki – Indiana University, Dave Matty – Weber State University

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Come here to discuss ideas, issues, and strategies to improve dissemination to larger audiences.

Group facilitators, please check out this resource: Top tips for moderators of online discussion groups.

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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!

Group facilitators, please check out this resource: Top tips for moderators of online discussion groups.

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

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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.

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The HBCU UP Working Group is designed to facilitate meaningful interactions among all HBCU UP program awardees. This Working Group serves as a major resource on broadening participation in STEM.

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This working group is intended to facilitate continued discussion and action to address issues related to implementing STEP projects at large universities. 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 and disseminate needed resources and tools. We encourage participation from anyone interested in improving undergraduate education. Please join us!

Group facilitators, please check out this resource: Top tips for moderators of online disucssion groups.

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:
 

STEP 2012 Session Leaders: Mary Anderson-Rowland – Arizona State University, Tamara Fuller – University of Maryland, John Reisel – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

STEP 2012 Session Moderator: Suzanne Westbrook – NSF

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This working group is intended to facilitate continued discussion and action on developing and improving Learning Communities. 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 and disseminate needed resources and tools. We encourage participation from anyone interested in improving undergraduate education. Please join us! Learning Communities are used by many STEP projects as a strategy for improving retention , particularly during the freshman and sophomore years. Although there are many approaches to learning communities, all involve linking courses or coursework together to provide greater curricular coherence and increased interaction between students and faculty. Learning communities may be "residential" or "non-residential", but in either case they are designed to bring together and develop bonds among students with common academic interests.

Group facilitators, please check out this resource: Top tips for moderators of online discussion groups.

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This is the public site for promoting communities of practice and sharing resources in the Ohio PKAL Regional Network.

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Join the Peer Mentoring and Tutoring Working Group to share and take part in developing resources needed to research and support development of effective peer mentoring and tutoring programs to enhance STEP learning and degree attainment. 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 and disseminate needed resources and tools. We encourage participation from anyone interested in improving undergraduate education. Please join us!

Group facilitators, please check out this resource: Top tips for moderators of online discussion groups.

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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 Leadership Institute III (Baca College/Crestone)

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This working group is intended to facilitate continued discussion and resource sharing for faculty and administrators engaged in the Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future 2 initiative.

The private working space for our community will provide opportunities to share resources on academic writing and publishing, grant writing and evaluation, and persistence and retention of students in STEM majors.  We will engage in synchronous discussions, post upcoming events and build our capacity to lead the nation in implementing culturally relevant STEM content in higher education.

You can participate by sharing your ideas, posting resources, and collaborating with others in this group to develop and disseminate new resources and tools.

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Join the Project Coordination and Management Working Group to share and take part in developing resources needed to effectively coordinate and manage your project. 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 and disseminate needed resources and tools. We encourage participation from anyone interested in improving undergraduate education. Please join us!

Group facilitators, please check out this resource: Top tips for moderators of online discussion groups.

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: Issata Saccoh – Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Dhushy Sathianathan – California State University-Long Beac, and John Dwyer – St. Catherine University

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Join the Project Evaluator Network Special Working Group to share and take part in developing resources needed to enhance project evaluation effectiveness. 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 and disseminate needed resources and tools. We encourage participation from anyone interested in improving undergraduate education. Please join us!

Group facilitators, please check out this resource: Top tips for moderators of online discussion groups.

The group was started at the 2012 STEP Grantees meeting as part of a SIG breakout group. We thank session leaders Howard Mzumara at Indiana University-Purdue University, and Jason Katz at the University of South Carolina for helping get the conversation started. Also thank you to the session moderator Eileen Lewis at the University of California, Berkeley and Canada College.

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This group aims to serve as a common place for information and networking for PKAL participants. Resources attached at the bottom of this page are intended to be useful to PKAL participants nationwide. Please contribute by sharing resources, making comments, and joining discussions.

Regional PKAL Networks on STEM Central support the planning, development and growth of regional networks. Access resources, join discussions, and find people in your PKAL region.

Ohio-PKAL Regional Network (OH-PKAL)

OH-PKAL Description and Overview

OH-PKAL Public Group

OH PKAL Private Group

Sothern California Regional PKAL Network (SoCAL)

SoCAL Description and Overview

SoCAL PKAL Public Group

SoCAL PKAL Private Group

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This is the public site for the SoCal PKAL Regional Network.

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This is the private website for the SoCal PKAL Board.

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The purpose of this group is to collect comments, suggestions, and bugs encountered while exploring the new STEM Central website. If you encounter an issue, please add your comment to the appropriate discussion thread. You can also upload screen shots to assist in explaining the issue. Only those who are members of this group are “email notification enabled” on STEM Central, and should receive email notifications when someone messages them, someone connects or follows, or adds to a discussion they created. Therefore, we encourage you to test the social media functions primarily within this group, and with the members of this group.

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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 this collective knowledge to guide future decisions. In this working group, we will have a facilitated conversation to identify vital features of STEP we have found to be essential to the success of our projects, features that we would like to see sustained and strongly supported in the future.The outcome will be a framework for a white paper or document that compiles our collective best practices from STEP and makes recommendations for future funding priorities. To contribute to this effort, please add your ideas and suggestions withing the appropriate discussion thread below. Thanks!!!

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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 this group to develop and disseminate needed resources and tools. We encourage participation from anyone interested in student academic and social development. Please join us!

Group facilitators, please check out this resource: Top tips for moderators of online discussion groups.

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This aim of this group is to provide a forum for fostering discussions, asking questions, sharing ideas, and connecting with others who are utilizing case studies to teach STEM. Subscribe to this group to ask (and answer) questions, start a discussion, or upload and share files, videos, or links you want to share or get feedback on.

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This working group, comprised of faculty and administrators committed to delivering culturally competent pedagogies in undergraduate STEM teaching, is intended to facilitate continued discussion and resource sharing for developing and improving the community of TIDES grantees. TIDES community members will focus on increasing the learning outcomes and retention of students historically underrepresented in the computer/information sciences and related STEM disciplines. You can participate by sharing your ideas, posting resources, and collaborating with others in this group to develop and disseminate new resources and tools.

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The Mid-Atlantic Consortium for the FITW RAM project consists of Farmingdale State College, Bowie State University, Central Connecticut State University, Kean University, and The SUNY College at Old Westbury. Our goal is to improve 4-year graduation rates by 20% over each college’s baseline for both incoming first-year students and transfer students. We are adapting the Strong Theory of UCLA’s PEERS program to the characteristics of less-selective state teaching universities. Outcomes will be evaluated using a randomized control trial design, to meet the WWC Evaluation Standard without reservations.

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