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AAU and Cottrell Scholars writes in Nature on improving undergraduate science education

The article highlights examples of best-in-class pedagogical practices and programs, many of which are from the AAU STEM Network!

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Framework for Systemic Change in Undergraduate Learning

The Framework for Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Learning, which AAU universities helped to develop, provides a set of key elements that need to be addressed in order to bring about broad-based and sustained reform.

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AAU Conference Poster Session 2014

New Joint AAU-Cottrell Scholars Collaborative Publication

AAU and the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative have released "Searching for Better Approaches: Effective Evaluation of Teaching and Learning in STEM." This joint report summarizes a workshop on evaluating teaching and learning and includes several invited papers by experts.

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AAU STEM Project Sites

AAU STEM Project Sites serve as laboratories to implement AAU's Framework. The seed funded project sites are one component of AAU's initiative to encourage broad-based reform of undergraduate STEM teaching practices at AAU universities.

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AAU STEM Network

The network provides AAU institutions the opportunity to engage with other AAU Institutions that have made a similar commitment to improving STEM teaching practices on their campuses.

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AAU STEM Initiative

AAU has launched a five-year initiative in collaboration with our member universities to improve the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This is not another study or research project on STEM education. Instead, it is an effort based on overwhelming existing research to influence the culture of STEM departments at AAU universities so that faculty members are encouraged to use student-centered, evidence-based, active learning pedagogy in their classes, particularly at the first-year and sophomore levels.

Undergraduate Stories

From biology to engineering, from physics to history, from chemistry to literature, research by undergraduates at AAU universities is making a difference in their education and in our lives. Find out more and read the stories here.

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Join the initiative

Coming soon! The AAU STEM Initiative is in the process of creating an online network to enable faculty members and administrators at AAU institutions to share successful strategies that promote scalable and sustainable change in undergraduate STEM teaching and learning. Keep an eye out for this new feature. All AAU institutions are welcome.