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Aug 2010
The Spring 2010 TLC Team Leaders' Survey provides a synthesis of results from a survey designed to collect data about STEM teacher preparation initiatives among campuses that are part of The Leadership Collaborative (TLC). The survey documents approaches being taken by each institution in the following targeted areas: STEM Teacher Preparation Programs, STEM Teacher Preparation Faculty Appointments, STEM Discipline-Based Education Research, STEM Centers, and Faculty Rewards Systems. The survey was available online over a three-month period, from May to July 2010, and was completed by 23 of the 26 TLC Team Leaders, a response rate of 88%.

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Oct 2011
The Common Core State Standards and Teacher Preparation: The Role of Higher Education is a discussion paper that highlights three areas where universities have a key role to play in providing leadership for the Common Core State Standards: aligning higher education curriculum with K-12 curriculum; preparing and educating teachers; and conducting research on issues of teaching and learning.

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Nov 2012
Ten Key Questions University Leaders Should Ask about Quality Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation provides university leaders with a framework to quickly assess the teacher preparation programs on their campuses and the most important levers to push to promote program improvement and quality on their campuses.

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Nov 2012
Improving Postsecondary STEM Education describes factors that influence the success of collaborations involving STEM and Education faculty at research universities. In order to best drive widespread change and improve postsecondary education, it is critical to identify and empower individuals who can act as brokers between seemingly disparate disciplines in terms of research, theory, and practices and norms, and who can do so in ways that support and capitalize on the diverse experiences and expertise each individual brings to the table.

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Nov 2012
Engaging STEM Faculty while Attending to Professional Realities examines how to effectively involve STEM faculty and instructors in reform initiatives. The approaches detailed in this report provide new insights and confirm others about how to promote institutional change to foster undergraduate education (and by extension teacher preparation) reform through faculty participation. Many are low cost solutions, and all represent pragmatic practices that provide existence proof that reform is well under way among faculty in research-focused universities, and is becoming integrated into their professional cultures.

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Nov 2012
This report covers four main themes: Entry and Exit Requirements, Clinical Preparation, Knowing and Teaching Disciplinary Content, and Evaluation and Research to Improve Teacher Preparation. It details critical components or indicators of quality programs that were distilled from interviews, focus groups, and a two-day colloquium with national disciplinary and education experts.

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Nov 2012
This document is a final report on data from the external evaluation of The Leadership Collaborative (TLC). The TLC was a project during 2008-2012 by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and 25 member universities and colleges. Institutions pursued advances in their education of prospective middle and high school teachers in the subjects of science or mathematics. The project was funded by a National Science Foundation grant from NSF's Mathematics-Science Partnership program, Research, Evaluation and Technical Assistance projects (MSP-RETA): "Promoting Institutional Change to Strengthen Science Teacher Preparation", grant #0831950.

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Nov 2012
This report provides an analysis of the final reports from 23 of the 25 institutions in the TLC. For their final reports, TLC Team Leaders were asked to respond to a series of targeted questions about their institutions' involvement with the TLC. The final reports were reviewed, answers distilled, and common themes or core ideas across the institutions were identified. Each reported successful outcome was coded as a program improvement, program restructuring, or campus-wide change.

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Nov 2012
This report summarizes the sessions and discussions at The Leadership Collaborative (TLC) Retreat held on January 6-8, 2010. Change in Higher Education was the main theme at this meeting. Ann Austin, a national expert on change in higher education and a professor at Michigan State University, stressed the importance of finding leaders throughout the institution and supporting those leaders, having the involvement of senior leadership, and taking the time to define a clear and compelling vision for the institution that helps drive the change process forward. During the meeting, participants from 24 institutions, including team leaders and 15 provosts, discussed different policies and reward structures in place at their universities for faculty engaged in STEM teaching and STEM education research.

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Nov 2012
A report on how and why the American Physical Society became involved in physics education reform as a possible guide to other disciplinary societies interested in seeding reform for STEM education in their discipline.

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