Discipline: Science and Mathematics Education
Subcategory: STEM Science and Mathematics Education
Maurice Edington - Florida A&M University
Co-Author(s): Lewis Johnson, Desmond Stephens, Charles Weatherford, and Shanalee Gallimore, Florida A&M University
This presentation will highlight results from Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) HBCU-UP Implementation project ‘Student-Centered Active Learning and Assessment Reform (SCALAR).’ The goal of SCALAR is to significantly revamp and enhance the instructional approaches, course curricula, academic support services, and co-curricular activities in the STEM programs of the College of Science and Technology. The project PI and Co-PIs will highlight key project strategies and present data and results demonstrating how the project has impacted student learning. Specific project activities that will be discussed include faculty development efforts designed to increase faculty use of active/collaborative learning techniques, effective methods for assessing and enhancing critical thinking skills, and the use of Learning Assistants to improve student performance.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Historically Black Colleges and Universities-Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) Grant award HRD-1332520.
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,