The project is a collaboration of OSU’s Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, the College of Science and the Division of Undergraduate Education. At this time, the initiating project team includes:
- Martin Storksdieck (Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning)
- Ann Sitomer (Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning)
- Julie Risien (Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning)
- Devon Quick (Integrative Biology)
- Lori Kayes (Integrative Biology)
- Mary Beisiegel (Mathematics)
- Nana Osei-Kofi (Difference, Power, and Discrimination)
- Victoria Bonebrake (Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning)
Through the project, five groups of 20 faculty from OSU and nearby community colleges, include Lane and Linn-Benton, will form a professional learning community to develop and apply new culturally responsive strategies in the courses they teach.
The selected faculty will participate in an initial 40-hour summer academy on inclusive STEM pedagogies and individual course redesign; implement those strategies in their courses; support each other through peer observation and review; reconvene to share outcomes with their cohort and across the broader faculty community; and participate in sharing of results at the start of the next summer academy. Program leaders will monitor changes in teaching practices and document student success.