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Grant Activities

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.

Conference Presentations

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

/ WIDER Grant

Primary Investigators

Joan M. Esson, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry
p/ 614.823.1716
e/ jesson@otterbein.edu

Kathryn Plank, PhD
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
p/ 614.823.1034

Anna Young, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology and Earth Science
p/ 614.823.1324

Paul Wendel
Assistant Professor of Education
p/ 614.823.1840