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
  • Sasha Kolomensky

    Program Associate and Assistant to the Vice President
  • Tykeia Robinson

    Tykeia Robinson

    Associate Director for Research and Policy
  • Christina Shute headshot

    Christina Shute

    Program Manager, Project Kaleidoscope
  • Keith Besterman

    Keith Besterman

    Virtual Community Manager
  • Ashley Smith

    Ashley Smith

    Program Associate
  • Shanalee Gallimore

    Shanalee S. Gallimore

    Program Coordinator

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.