November 6-8, 2014
Proposals Due Monday, April 7, 2014
The Association of American Colleges and Universities and ProjectKaleidoscope are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the TransformingSTEM Higher Education conference. Proposals are invited and encouraged to showcase evidence-based practices that reflect any of the themes below, and that are poised for immediate uptake and adaptation in a wide range of institution types, including community colleges and minority-serving institutions. Of particular interest will be proposals that effectively integrate two or more of the conference themes.
We look forward to your proposals in the context of the four themes listed below.
- Research, Development, and Assessment of
Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Learning: This theme will include presentations
and sessions that describe innovative approaches for enhancing
undergraduate STEM learning through implementation of engaged pedagogies
and high-impact practices including, but not limited to, integrative,
interdisciplinary, and discovery-based learning.
- Inclusive Excellence in STEM Higher
Education: This theme will
include presentations and sessions that highlight theory-driven models and
innovations directed toward the recruitment, retention, and persistence of
students from underrepresented groups in the STEM disciplines.
- Recruiting, Supporting, and Rewarding
This theme will focus on sessions and presentations that provide faculty
with knowledge, materials, and strategies for revising STEM curricula and
enhancing teaching and high-impact practices, as well as innovative
mechanisms for acquiring necessary resources (if applicable) for
implementing new strategies.
- Advancing Institutional Change Strategies for STEM Reform: This theme will include presentations and sessions related to campus-wide institutional change efforts toward undergraduate STEM education reform. While there is a pervasive need to provide opportunities for students to participate in research, collaborative assignments, and other innovative engagement practices, oftentimes the culture of STEM departments is not conducive to the implementation of modern pedagogies
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