Session Materials and Resources


AAC&U thanks the session facilitators for sharing their work.  Resources and materials are provided at the discretion of the facilitators. Additional materials will be posted over the next few weeks.

Keynote: Creating a Powerful Eco-system of STEM Success (pdf)
Jamie Maatkare Bracey, Director of STEM Education, Outreach and Research, College of EngineeringTemple University

Closing Plenary: Transforming STEM Education:  Evidence Based Research on STEM Teaching and Learning (pdf)
Susan Rundell Singer, Director, Division of Undergraduate EducationNational Science Foundation

Workshop 1: Applying Insights from the Social Sciences to Help Guide and Support Students in STEM (pdf)
Richard McGee, Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Professional DevelopmentNorthwestern University

Workshop 2: Digital and Blended Learning: Evolving Practices in STEM Education (pdf)
Norman Bier, Director, Open Learning Initiative and Core Collaborations—Carnegie Mellon University

Workshop 3: Collaborative E-Portfolios to Foster Metacognitive Inquiry Thinking (pdf)
Mapping Student Learning Article
Kathy Takayama, Executive Director of the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry—Brown University

Workshop 5: Quantitative Reasoning and Data:  From Analysis to Visualization  (pdf)
Eric Gaze, Director, Quantitative Reasoning Program, Bowdoin College, and President, National Numeracy Network; and Heather Van Volkinburg, Associate Director, Learning Initiatives and Data ServicesBarnard College, and Vice PresidentNational Numeracy Network

CS 10: Teaching Methods Related to Student Progress in Introductory STEM Courses (pptx)
Steve Benton, Senior Research Officer—The IDEA Center

CS 11: The Joys of Discovery: Incorporating Research in Undergraduate Lab Classes (pptx) Handouts (pdf)
Pavan Kadandale, Lecturer, and Brian Sato, Lecturer Potential Security of Employment—both of University of California-Irvine

CS 17: Low Stakes Interactions Catalyze High Impact STEM Education Programs (pptx) Worksheet (pdf)
Kathryn Trenshaw, Postdoctoral Research Associate, and Kathy Takayama, Executive Director of Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning—both of Brown University

CS 18: Enhancing STEM’s Impact through Community-Engaged Scholarship and Research (pdf)
Bridget G. Trogden, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Director of QEP, and Gary Wall, Graduate Research Assistant—both of Mercer University; and Barbara Coble, Program Manager, Center for Community Partnerships—Emory University

CS 21: Creating Curricula for a Sustainable Future: A Team-Based, Rubric-Supported Approach (pdf)
Anne E. Egger, Assistant Professor, Science Education and Geological Sciences—Central Washington University; and Cathryn A. Manduca, Director, Science Education Resource Center—Carleton College

CS 22: Discovering the Art of Mathematics: Inquiry-Based Tools for Engagement (pdf)
Volker Ecke, Professor of Mathematics, and Christine von Renesse, Professor of Mathematics—both of Westfield State University

CS 25: Partnership and Pedagogy:  Admissions, Assessment, and Curricular Reform for Improving Diversity in STEM (pdf)
Jennifer L. Hill, Associate Director, Office of Assessment, and Dorian Canelas, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Chemistry—both of Duke University

CS 26: Integrative Strategies for Departmental Change:  Developing a Shared Vision for Ongoing Improvement (pptx) Handouts (pdf)
Melanie Lee-Brown, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors—Guilford College; Ellen Goldey, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor and Chair of Biology—Wofford College; JoAnne Powell-Coffman, Professor and Department Chair—Iowa State University; and Nitya Jacobs, Associate Professor of Biology, Oxford College—Emory University

CS 29: HEDs UP: Writing in STEM Disciplines
Reading and Writing Science Rhetorically: A Continuous Assessment Model for Inclusive Classes 
Chris Thaiss, Clark Kerr Presidential Chair and Professor, University Writing Program—University of California-Davis

CS 31: Outcome-Based Innovation and Engagement in STEM Courses: A Model for Success (pdf)
Rob Petros, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, and Michael Simmons, Senior Associate Director, Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Redesign—both of University of North Texas

CS 32: HEDsUp – Using Data to Advance Student Success in STEM
Why Students Change Majors: Plugging Leaks in the STEM Pipeline 
Harold Stanislaw, Professor of Psychology—California State University, Stanislaus

POSTER 6: Generating Student Interest in STEM Learning (pdf)
Rose Z. Gong, Professor of Education—Eastern Illinois University 

POSTER 19: Connecting Learning Experiences for Future Teachers: Assessing and Applying Knowledge of Crosscutting Concepts that Bridge Disciplinary Boundaries (pptx)
Fred Nelson, Assistant Professor of Science Education—California State University-Fresno