Transforming Together


Our mission is to nurture and support the growing movement of faculty teams creating a different education, an education fit for the 21st century in its relevance, scientific grounding, and social responsibility and equity.

Relevant education

Research-based education

Socially equitable education

From the Blog

Will 2016 be the year Higher Education takes the Leap?

Feb 24, 2016

How would I like to see higher education evolve in 2016? Well, wishing, planning, and executing in quiescent calm waters under blue skies is a qualitatively different activity from wishing, planning, and executing in agitated waters under stormy skies. The former has a leisurely quality with...

Towards a Wholehearted Education

Jan 22, 2016

Late in December International Innovation published the following interview and article about the work we are doing at the TransSTEM center. The feature is included here and can also be found at and is also included...

Promoting Competency Based Education Through Trade-Off Thinking

Jan 14, 2016

Teaching creative and critical thinking by contingent evaluation of implicit choices made through technological communication infrastructures We live in a world of things. Those who make the things define the way we live our lives. Their decisions impact not only our trivial...

Balancing Deep Expertise with Broad Social Responsibility

Nov 15, 2015

US and world events of the past two weeks painfully brought to our consciousness the urgency of making higher education scholarship and curricula much more directly relevant to our lives and concerns, and more importantly to the lives and concerns of our students. This year, we crossed the one...

The Wicked Problem of Higher Education

Apr 03, 2015

We have all read, heard, and expressed our own views about the growing misalignment between the current resilient (STEM) Higher Education system and the contemporary needs. We have also all undertaken initiatives to reform, innovate, and adapt. Yet, the problem proved deep-seated, persistent,...