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Five-Year Effort Seeks to Measure, Improve Quality of STEM Teaching

September 21, 2011

The Association of American Universities (AAU) will undertake a five-year initiative to assess and improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning focused on the first two years of college. Specifically, the group will create a demonstration program at a subset of AAU universities to implement its framework and develop tools to survey and assess the quality of teaching, the extent to which effective teaching methods are being used, and the effects of improved teaching on retention of STEM majors and completion of STEM degrees. The group plans to work with federal agencies, individual universities and the business community. Read the announcement...

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