Program Office

Office of Undergraduate STEM Education

Through its Office of Undergraduate STEM Education (OUSE), AAC&U works to empower institutions of higher education to catalyze higher education reform in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

About the Office of Undergraduate STEM Education

Through its Office of Undergraduate STEM Education, AAC&U works to empower institutions of higher education to catalyze higher education reform in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); lead national efforts that foster discovery and innovation in STEM faculty professional development; and advance equity in service to building a diverse, competitively trained STEM workforce.

Conference on Transforming STEM Higher Education

The AAC&U Conference on Transforming STEM Higher Education advances undergraduate STEM education reform by foregrounding the diverse perspectives, worldviews, voices, and desires of STEM faculty—especially those from groups that have been historically marginalized in STEM. This event provides a deeper understanding of classroom, institutional, and national levers of reform and outlines a national agenda for manipulating those levers to drive discovery, innovation, and social change in STEM higher education.

STEM Education Reform Programs and Initiatives

MyTenure Trek

My Tenure Trek® (MTT) is a powerful professional development tool that provides STEM faculty with real life experiences that mirror the influences of power and privilege in STEM higher education.

Office Staff

  • Kelly Mack

    Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope
  • Keith Besterman

    Virtual Community Manager
  • Amanda Gallagher

    Assistant to the Vice President/Program Associate
  • Shanalee S. Gallimore

    Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Christina Shute

    Program Manager
  • Ashley Smith

    Ashley Smith

    Program Associate
  • Denise Ssettimba

    Program Associate

How to get involved

When a college or university joins AAC&U, the entire campus community becomes part of a global network of educators committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career.