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Inclusion and Equity Issues

Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers (Website). Network of individuals: Our broader mission is to positively impact the outcomes of efforts aimed at broadening participation in research and research careers through the expansion and dissemination of the relevant body of knowledge, and facilitate its implementation in practice, policy development, training, and professional development. Also Included in: Leadership

Increase the Diversity of your Graduates (Website). SERC website outlining approaches to increasing minority participation in STEM. Relevant for: Novices, administrators

Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity (Website). Office at Duke in the School of Nursing to bring talented graduate students to Duke, including professional development, academic enrichment, mentoring, and social activities.

Step Up and Lead for Equity: What Higher Education Can Do To Reverse our Deepening Divides (AACU pamphlet, 2015 ). Identifies key practices for addressing issues of equity at an institutional level.

Thanks for Listening (Opinion piece, Chronicle of Higher Ed, 2016 ). Describes the unpaid "care-work" female professors often engage in.

Engaging the "race question": Accountability and equity in higher education (Book, Dowd and Bensimon, 2015) . Drawing on CUE's Equity Scorecard, demonstrate what educators need to know and do to take an active role in racial equity work on their campuses through case studies of faculty, administrators and student affairs professionals.

Strategic Toolkit: Strategies for Effecting Gender Equity and Institutional Change (Toolkit, CU Boulder EE&R).The Toolkit includes 13 Strategic Intervention Briefs that each explain a specific intervention to foster change for greater campus inclusiveness and diversity, including addressing purposes, models, affordances, limitations, and relevant evaluation and research. The StratEGIC Toolkit offers research-based advice about strategic interventions useful in this type of organizational change. Our research draws upon the programs and experiences of institutions that have implemented Institutional Transformation (IT) projects under the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE program.

Ethnology and Evaluation Research at CU Boulder (website). E&ER conducts research and evaluation on a variety of issues in STEM education, including student and faculty outcomes, women in science, under-represented minorities, professional development, student-centered education, and out of school learning. Also included in: Assessment. Relevant for: Experts.

Two year / Community College issues

Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees: Systemic Change to Support Diverse Student Pathway (NAP report, 2016). S. Malcom & M. Feder (Eds.) Report outlining career pathways in STEM, including issues of identity and belonging, instructional practice, co-curricular supports, and policy.

Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two Year Colleges (website). SERC website with resources to support 2YC geoscience faculty and programs. Relevant for: Novices.

America's Overlooked Engineers: Community Colleges and Diversity in Engineering Education (Article, 2014). Lattuca et al. Summary of findings from Engineer of 2020 surveys to capitalize on community college as fruitful grounds for recruiting students to engineering. Relevant for: Policy makers, faculty members, professional societies, administrators.

Constraints and opportunities for practitioner agency in STEM programs in Hispanic serving community colleges (Book, 2013). Palmer and Wood. Explores how community colleges feed into the STEM pipeline, and what affects student success and persistence in STEM in community colleges.

American Association for Community Colleges leadership competencies (guidebook, unknown date). Excellent resources on leadership capabilities needed for developing leaders in community colleges. Also included in cross-cutting resources.

Career pathways for community college graduates. Additional resources and drivers for improvements and changes to STEM education at community colleges are the STEM oriented industries in their area. Meeting the needs of high tech (STEM oriented) industry is an excellent way to create change at community colleges and industry will both help to fund the change and play a role if engaged appropriately. Many resources can be found associated with NSF funded Advanced Technological Education Centers (ATE) centers. An excellent publication is Career Pathways for STEM Technicians compiled by Dan Hull. ISBN 978-0-9858006-1-1. Dan Hull is the principal investigator for the OTEC Center and he also found CORD in Texas.

Community Colleges In The Evolving STEM EDUCATION LANDSCAPE Summary of a Summit (report, 2012). National Academies, S. Olson and J.B. Labov were the rapporteurs. It does an excellent job of summarizing some of the best practices that are occurring at two-year colleges, and also documented recommendations that were made within the context of the summit.

Instructional Techniques

For Higher Ed (Website). This resource is SERC's portal to resources for faculty, departments, and institutions. Resources include: improving teaching & learning; designing courses & programs; supporting career paths; and teaching in your discipline. Resources on program and course design are particularly helpful for change agents. Also included in: Leadership. Relevant for: Novices, experts, administrators, faculty

PhysPort (Website). This site hosts information and guidance for physics faculty on using evidence-based teaching methods, including lists of validated assessments and a Data Explorer for uploading and analyzing data. Also included in: Measurement. Relevant for: Novices.

Discipline Based Education Research (NAP report, 2012). Susan R. Singer, Natalie R. Nielsen, and Heidi A. Schweingruber, Editors, summarizes foundational knowledge in DBER for improving student learning outcomes. Also included in: Foundational issues. Relevant for: Teachers and researchers.

SEI Course Transformation guidance Short two-pagers and videos, including a downloadable Course Transformation Guide, summarizing educational research and practice for instructors. From Science Education Initiative.

Reaching Students: What research says about effective instruction in undergraduate science and engineering (NAP report, 2015). Reaching Students presents the best thinking to date on teaching and learning undergraduate science and engineering. Focusing on the disciplines of astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, and physics, this book is an introduction to strategies to try in your classroom or institution. Concrete examples and case studies illustrate how experienced instructors and leaders have applied evidence-based approaches to address student needs, encouraged the use of effective techniques within a department or an institution, and addressed the challenges that arose along the way. Relevant for: Teachers

Cooperative Learning resources (Articles, Book Chapters, Presentations by Karl Smith). Cover a range of cooperative group work in engineering.

Promising practices in Undergraduate STEM Education (White paper, Froyd, 2008). Proposes set of promising practices for lower division courses and programs of undergraduate STEM, such as learning outcomes, group work, and learning communities, with research basis for recommendations.

Student teams in engineering (Website, 2004). Addresses common faculty questions about using student teams, including designing worksheets and assigning students to teams. Relevant for: Faculty

Undergrad chemistry education: A workshop summary (NAP report, 2014). Summary of a workshop convened in May 2013 by the Chemical Science Roundtable of the National Research Council to explore the current state of undergraduate chemistry education. Discusses large-scale innovations that are transferable, widely applicable, and/or proven successful, with specific consideration of drivers and metrics of change, barriers to implementation of changes, and examples of innovation in the classroom. Also included in: Assessment, theory. Relevant for: Faculty, change agents.

Effective practices in undergraduate STEM: Examining the evidence (Article, Labov, Singer et al, 2016). NRC and WCER collaboration to examine the current state of knowledge about "promising practices" in undergraduate STEM education. Also included in: Theory.

Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics (Journal article, PNAS, 2014). Scott Freeman, Sarah L. Eddy, Miles McDonough, Michelle K. Smith, Nnadozie Okoroafor, Hannah Jordt, and Mary Pat Wenderoth. Authoritative meta-analysis of impact of active learning on student learning and retention.

Characteristics of successful math programs (Website and report, 2016) A series of studies in college calculus has led to a list of characteristics of successful programs in college calculus, as well as documenting what does and doesn't work in calculus sequences. Also Included in: Theory and Models. Relevant for: Administrators, novices.

CIRTL course guidebooks (Website). Mini-courses on learning, teaching, assessment, informal learning, and diversity: Relevant for: Graduate students, faculty.

Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics (Website). Web portal for economists that provides access to a variety of evidence-based teaching practices.

Research-Based Implementation of Peer Instruction: A Literature Review (Article, 2014). Review of relevant research in how to implement Peer Instruction effectively. Relevant for: Change agents, faculty.

Busynessgirl Blog (Blog) Blog related to teaching and learning, by Maria Anderson Relevant for:Faculty, teacher developers

Undergraduate Research

Emerging Scholars Program (Program and Website). Provides stipends, workshops, and training for students engaged in research.

Duke Biocore Program (Website). The Duke BioCoRE Program engages undergraduates, graduate students and faculty in a supportive community of scientists excited about the biosciences, and provides opportunities for student research and career development for all participants. Includes undergraduate engagement in research, plus graduate students and faculty.

Integrating Discovery-Based Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum (NAP report, 2015). Summarizes the outcomes from a convocation, examine the efficacy of engaging large numbers of undergraduate students who are enrolled in traditional academic year courses in the life and related sciences in original research, civic engagement around scientific issues, and/or intensive study of research methods and scientific publications at both two- and four-year colleges and universities. Participants explored the benefits and costs of offering students such experiences and the ways that such efforts may both influence and be influenced by issues such as institutional governance, available resources, and professional expectations of faculty.

CUREnet (Network, website) CUREnet is a network of people and programs that are creating course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) in biology as a means of helping students understand core concepts in biology, develop core scientific competencies, and become active, contributing members of the scientific community. Also included in: Networks.