We are in the second year of our study on STEM teaching and learning practices at Otterbein University, and have been heavily involved with collecting information through student and faculty surveys and focus groups, conducting laboratory manual and syllabi analysis, observing STEM classrooms, and mining data related to retention and student use of the Academic Support Center. We have also initiated faculty development opportunities, including reading groups and a Professional Learning Community. At this point, we only have preliminary findings to share, which are summarized in our National Science Foundation Year 1 Annual Report Summary (PDF).
On May 16th in conjunction with the Ohio-Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Regional Network, we will be hosting a conference at Otterbein on Increasing STEM Student Success in Higher Education.
Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching, The Lilly Conference - Traverse City, October 16-19, 2014, Traverse City, Michigan
Transforming STEM Higher Education: Network for Academic Renewal Conference, AAC&U and PKAL, November 6-8, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia
Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching, Lilly International Conference on College Teaching, November 20-23, 2014, Oxford, Ohio