This roundtable is being convened to enable leaders from across the STEM policy, research, and implementation communities of higher education to:
learn from each other's efforts,
work more efficiently to address complex issues related to undergraduate STEM education, and
make collective decisions about future policies and priorities as well as plan their own work based on deeper
understanding of the perspectives of other stakeholders in the system.
The Roundtable will foster ongoing discussion of the challenges to and strategies for improving undergraduate STEM education among federal officials, the business community, policy makers, educators, and academic scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. It will provide major federal and national stakeholders with the foundational knowledge of the evidence base on systemic reform in higher education while fostering ongoing interdisciplinary discussions by gathering experts from the major stakeholder groups. Roundtable members will learn from each other and other invited experts about broad systemic issues such as policies and practices that can facilitate or impede reform, effective approaches to supporting students' learning and engagement, the needs of faculty members as such efforts move forward, how institutional leaders can encourage and support improvements, and strategies for identifying and generating resources to support reforms. The major goals of the Roundtable are to:
make participating members aware of current evidence across multiple disciplines that can be used to guide
systemic reforms in undergraduate STEM education (USE).
provide a formal mechanism for ongoing collaboration and communication among stakeholders.
advance discussion among stakeholders about systemic changes which can improve undergraduate STEM education
at the state and national levels including articulation of challenges; identification of leverage points; and identification of the appropriate roles for federal, state, local, private, and non-profit organizations and institutions.
develop mechanisms to scale the implementation and dissemination of key findings/recommendations emerging from
the portfolio of consensus studies being led by the Board on Science Education (BOSE) and the Board on Higher Education and the Workforce (BHEW) in the area of STEM education.
Funding to initiate the roundtable is provided by the Keck Foundation and the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
Meeting Dates & Location
Meeting #3 and Workshop September 6-7, 2018 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Ann Austin (Co-Chair), Michigan State University Mark Rosenberg (Co-Chair), Florida International University Andrea Beach, Western Michigan University Kamau Bobb, Georgia Institute of Technology Erin Dolan, University of Georgia Levon Esters, Purdue University Mica Estrada, University of California, San Francisco Noah Finkelstein, University of Colorado, Boulder Jeff Gold, California State University Office of the Chancellor Junius Gonzales, University System of North Carolina Cassandra Horii, California Institute of Technology Collins Jones, Montgomery College Patty Lopez, Intel Corporation Cordelia Ontiveros, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Annette Parker, South Central College Ann Quiroz Gates, University of Texas, El Paso Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University Barbara Schaal, Washington University in St. Louis Susan Singer, Rollins College Kyle Swanson, Metropolitan State University Jim Swartz, Grinnell College
Howard Gobstein, Association of Public Land Grant Universities Mary Heiss, American Association of Community Colleges Lynn Pasquerella, Association of American Colleges and Universities Toby Smith, Association of American Universities Robin Wright, National Science Foundation
Kerry Brenner, Study Director Layne Scherer, Program Officer, Board on Higher Education and the Workforce Tiffany Taylor, Research Associate Leticia Garcilazo Green, Senior Program Assistant