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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Science Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
 Roundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education
 Workshop on Advancing Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education

STEM Education
September 6-7, 2018

National Academy of Sciences Building
Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

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Project Description

This roundtable is being convened to enable leaders from across the STEM policy, research, and implementation
communities of higher education to:

  1. learn from each other's efforts,
  2. work more efficiently to address complex issues related to undergraduate STEM education, and
  3. 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 Related Materials
Meeting #3 and Workshop 
September 6-7, 2018

2101 Constitution Avenue, NW

♦ Agenda
Roundtable Background
Speaker Bios

Meeting #2 - May 14-15, 2018
Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street, NW

Summary of Pitches

UG STEM Graphical Notes 1      UG STEM Graphical Notes 2

Meeting #1 - December 20-21, 2017
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW

 ♦ Agenda 
♦ Five-Year Status Report on AAU Undergraduate
  STEM Education Initiative
♦ Indicators for Monitoring Undergraduate STEM
♦ Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year
  STEM Degrees

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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

Ex-Officio Members
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




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