Discipline: Chemistry & Chemical Sciences
Subcategory: STEM Science and Mathematics Education
Sandra Barnes - Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS
Co-Author(s): Yolanda Jones,Voletta Williams, Ping Zhang,and La Toya Hart, Alcorn State University; Heather Boyd, Boyd Research and Evaluation, Granger, IN
This poster presents results from implementation of a Targeted Infusion grant based on infusion of evidence-based instructional practices, namely active learning, into STEM courses (General Biology, General Biology Lab, Honors Biology, Honor Biology Lab, Instrumental Methods of Analysis Lab, Physical Chemistry, Introduction to Programming, College Algebra, Statistics, Organic chemistry II, and Modern Physics) at Alcorn State University. Project goals include development of faculty expertise in active learning instructional practices and implementation of Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) activities in select STEM courses. The ultimate goal of this project is to produce graduates with deeper understanding of scientific principles and better critical thinking, laboratory, and instrumentation skills who are better prepared for the STEM workforce. Based upon student assessment, student feedback, and project evaluation, the goals of the project were achieved.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): National Science Foundation Award HBCU-UP Targeted Infusion Project HRD 1623230
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,