An Assessment of Professional Development for Astronomy and Physics Faculty: Expanding Our Vision of How To Support Faculty’s Learning About Teaching Alice Olmstead, Western Michigan University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for our first event of the academic year: the STEM Education Alliance Fall Reception. We will learn about curricular transformation of both the lecture and laboratory courses. The reception will also provide an opportunity to meet and network with others involved in undergraduate STEM education and institutional efforts to promote success for STEM students. The keynote address will be presented by Melanie Cooper, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education, Professor of Chemistry and Justin Carmel, Research Associate, Chemistry
Michigan science leaders from around the state are convening at MSU to attend the Michigan Science Standards Advocacy Communication Master Class at the CREATE for STEM Institute on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Representatives from the major science state organizations will join together to learn about and plan new communications strategies for promoting the standards, which were adopted last November by the State Board of Education.
The Spring meeting focused on Math courses and initiatives at MSU to highlight the importance of math for all STEM programs of study. The purpose of this meeting is to share information about math reform initiatives, both current and in development, and promote dialogue between faculty about how we prepare students for success in subsequent STEM courses.
The Center for Instructional Mentoring: Successes and Challenges
Andrew Krause, Michigan State University
As this semester wraps up, the Center for Instructional Mentoring (CIM) will celebrate its first successful year. CIM was developed last summer to centralize the efforts to support teaching practices in undergraduate mathematics courses at MSU, and has been largely successful at that endeavor. I will explain the structure of CIM, share some stories that represent the success of CIM, and welcome session participants to provide feedback and input about several challenges that we have faced through our first year.