The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities is now seeking proposals for institutional teams for the 2015 STEM Education Centers’ Workshop on Engaging Faculty on June 5, 2015. The workshop will follow a longer meeting with STEM education centers on June 3-4, 2015. This workshop is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Date and Time
Starts at 8:00 am until 3:30 pm on June 5, 2015.
Susan R. Singer, Division Director for Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation and the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor, in the Biology and Cognitive Science Departments at Carleton College.
Along with Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, APLU has identified upper division course transformation and engagement of senior faculty as key levers to sustainably transform undergraduate STEM education. The goal of this one-day workshop is to bring together key members from select institutions with national leaders in departmentally-based transformation to explore innovative and effective ways to engage the majority of faculty in physics and/or chemistry departments in their campus-based efforts.
APLU will convene teams that bring administrators, representatives of STEM education centers, and key physics or chemistry faculty to a workshop to review what new resources are available for improving undergraduate STEM education, to contextualize these resources to their local environments, and identify barriers and opportunities for implementing these tools in ways that are most likely to engage their faculty.
Five to six teams of four people will receive registration to a conference for STEM education centers with presentations from the nationally leading experts on the latest tools to reform undergraduate education. Immediately following the conference, teams will participate in a one-day workshop to synthesize what they have learned and draft a work plan for local implementation and action on their campus. We will also discuss additional funding opportunities from the Sloan Foundation.
Application to be a Workshop participant
To participate as a team in the STEM Education Center Workshop on Engaging Faculty, you should have the following:
Expectations for Workshop Participants
Teams that are selected are expected to complete the following once they return to their campus:
Deadline for application materials is March 2, 2015. Reviewers will select teams and notifications will be sent by April 10, 2015.