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Projects & Initiatives

SMTI's The Leadership Collaborative

In August 2008, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded APLU a $1.5M RETA grant under the auspices of its Math & Science Partnership program. Twenty-five institutions partnered with APLU as part of The Leadership Collaborative (TLC). This RETA grant, “Promoting Institutional Change to Strengthen Science Teacher Preparation,” tested a theory of action that institutional change could be enhanced both by top leadership commitment and faculty ownership of the actions. We posited that APLU could affect the first, since it is a membership organization of presidents and provosts.  Collaboration with the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Chemical Society (ACS) was intended to promote faculty participation.

Outcomes and Conclusions

Research and Evaluation

Publications and Products

TLC Institutions

  1. Auburn University
  2. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  3. California State University-Fullerton
  4. University of California-Santa Barbara
  5. University of Colorado at Boulder
  6. Florida International University
  7. Georgia State University
  8. University of Iowa
  9. Boise State University
  10. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  11. University of Kansas
  12. University of Kentucky
  13. University of Maryland College Park
  14. Michigan State University
  15. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  16. Lincoln University
  17. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  18. University of New Hampshire
  19. Stony Brook University
  20. University of Cincinnati
  21. Portland State University
  22. South Dakota State University
  23. University of Houston
  24. University of Texas at San Antonio
  25. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee