AAU Project Reform Efforts
The UA Undergraduate STEM Education Project spurred many exciting campus-wide innovations. First, central to the project was the redesign of five introductory STEM courses. Then, the project leadership team established Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) to foster faculty culture change and incorporate evidence-based teaching practices. Assessment tools were put to use to evaluate effectiveness of innovations and the quality of student engagement and learning. Awards for innovative teaching were award to five faculty members that demonstrated strong commitments to improving their teaching effectiveness. Finally, a pilot was conducted to investigate the benefits and challenges of teaching large undergraduate STEM classes in collaborative, active learning classroom spaces. More information about the advancement and evolution of these programs are available through the links below and in the final AAU report.