Undergraduate STEM Course Initiative

The objective of the Undergraduate STEM Education initiative is to improve the quality of undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields by influencing the culture of STEM departments at the University of Kansas so that faculty are encouraged to adopt proven, evidence-based teaching practices.  CSTEM seeks to provide faculty with the encouragement, training, and support to adopt scientific teaching.

The Center is an active participant in the American Association of Universities STEM Initiative

The  Association of American Universities (AAU), an association of leading U.S. public and private research universities, announced today a five-year initiative to improve the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at its member institutions. “In recent years, researchers, many of them at our universities, have learned a great deal about the most effective methods of teaching specific STEM subjects,” said AAU President Hunter R. Rawlings.  “We now need to disseminate these methods widely among universities so that more faculty members will adopt the best teaching practices in their classrooms. AAU is not conducting another study or research project on STEM education.  We are moving to implement the results of the latest research into science and math pedagogy.”


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