This issue of Peer Review emerges from the new partnership between Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities and provides a critical lens on current trends and emerging practices in STEM education. This issue highlights the progress that many campuses have been making in improving STEM learning. Articles also feature research findings on interactive STEM learning and STEM/Non-STEM differences in student engagement.
Peer Review, Spring, 2011: This issue highlights lessons learned from AAC&U’s LEAP States initiative. Specifically, it features educational and curricular reform work of institutions and state systems involved in the LEAP States Initiative—focusing on how selected state systems are using the LEAP essential learning outcomes as a shared framework for student achievement, accountability, school-college alignment, and underserved student success. The lessons learned can be useful to those in a wide range of institutions working toward educational reform.
Peer Review, Winter, 2011: Adult students comprise a growing population on college campuses. This issue features a range of programs that ensure returning adult and other nontraditional students receive the full array of liberal education outcomes.
Peer Review, Fall, 2010: Articles in this issue present best practices for creating internships and other experiential learning opportunities that allow students to extend classroom learning and apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings.