Association of American Colleges and Universities

Transforming STEM Higher Education: Discovery, Innovation, and the Value of Evidence

Posted on February 13, 2017

Transforming STEM Higher Education: Discovery, Innovation, and the Value of Evidence

A Network for Academic Renewal and Project Kaleidoscope Conference
November 2–4, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Proposals Due Monday, March 27, 2017

The Association of American Colleges and Universities and Project Kaleidoscope are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2017 Conference on Transforming STEM Higher Education.

Higher education’s role in supporting discovery, innovation, and the value of evidence is essential not only to our nation’s global preeminence in science and technology, but also to our ability to address a range of contemporary questions and multifaceted problems. To solve these problems, today’s STEM graduates are required to master core content and apply it through broad portfolios demonstrating inquiry and analysis, and to effectively communicate the results thereof across disciplinary, language, education, and societal boundaries.

AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope invite you to join with colleagues to share and examine evidence-based models, practices, and strategies to provide high-quality undergraduate STEM teaching and learning and increase the number of students majoring, completing baccalaureate degrees, and pursuing careers in STEM fields. This year’s conference will address the importance of STEM proficiency for STEM majors and non-majors alike, as well as the importance of empowering the faculty on whom we rely to increase the number of competitively trained and liberally educated graduates.

Proposals that showcase evidence-based practices related to any of the themes below, and that are poised for immediate adaptation in a wide range of institutional types, including community colleges and minority serving institutions, are strongly encouraged.

The Call for Proposals themes are:

  • Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Learning: Contexts, Content, and Relevancy
  • Supporting, Rewarding, and Building Capacity of STEM Faculty
  • Inclusive Excellence/Broadening Participation in STEM Higher Education
  • Assessment and Evidence for High-Quality Undergraduate STEM Learning
  • Understanding Effective Strategies for Transforming Institutional Cultures for Undergraduate STEM Reform

Visit the Call for Proposals to find out how to submit a proposal to share your work at the conference.

For more information, please call 202.387.3760, or write to Karen Kalla at

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