STEM Higher Education Publications

Peer Review, Summer 2011
Peer Review, Summer 2011

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.Read more

What Works in Facilitating Interdisciplinary Learning in Science and Mathematics

This executive summary outlines the results from the KECK/PKAL Facilitating Interdisciplinary Learning project. The publication features how twenty-eight participating campuses developed new ways to create, implement, measure, and sustain effective interdisciplinary STEM learning environments. The summary includes key recommendations supplemented by strategies and practical advice.

Peer Review, Summer 2009
Peer Review, Summer 2009

Peer Review, Summer, 2009: This issue makes the case for a bridge between the undergraduate and public health communities, illustrates the potential for public health education as a vehicle for liberal learning, and provides concrete examples and approaches to the development of high quality undergraduate courses and curricula.

The edition is produced with support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation as part of AAC&U’s Educated Citizen and Public Health initiative.Read more
Preparing Future Faculty in the Sciences and Mathematics

A comprehensive look at changes made in graduate education in science and mathematics to better prepare the future professoriate. Contains conceptual and practical information to help institutions implement the growing number of recommendations calling for the improvement of doctoral preparation. Also addresses the struggles to forge new programs in departments burdened with tradition and identifies the actual benefits to students, faculty members, departments, and institutions of persevering with this task. The Preparing Future faculty programs are sponsored by AAC&U and the Council of Graduate Schools.

Gender, Science, and the Undergraduate Curriculum: Building Two-Way Streets

This anthology emerges from AAC&U's curriculum and faculty development project, Women and Scientific Literacy: Building Two-Way Streets. The project examined the core questions: "How can things be done differently to increase the numbers of women who study science, math and engineering?" and "How will the new scholarship about women and gender alter science itself and how science is understood both within its own disciplines and beyond?" The essays in this book demonstrate ways to integrate this new scholarship-known as feminist science studies scholarship--and new teaching practices into basic science courses, for non-majors as well as majors, and into women's studies courses. Authors address issues of course content, pedagogy, institutional change, and policy. They describe new and revised courses in the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, history, physics, and women's studies.

Warming the Climate for Women in Academic Science

Provides a comprehensive review of women's status as undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members in science, mathematics, and engineering. Presents recommendations for actions that can be taken by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, administrators, and professional organizations. Includes a resource section of bibliographies and organizations.