News and Events
Below, you can see all the ASCN news items and announcements that have been released starting with the most recent. Institutions, organizations, and individuals can post an announcement.
Posted: Jul 28 2020
The Science Education Associate advances SERC work in addressing equity and enhancing the quality of STEM teaching and learning by pursuing funding opportunities, conducting and collaborating on externally funded education improvement projects, and disseminating the results to a broad community. This person will work as a self-directed member of the SERC staff with priorities determined by the SERC leadership team and project principal investigators of partner projects across multiple other institutions. This position is offices in Northfield, Minnesota. This is a full-time regular grant funded position. Desired Start Date: September 1, 2020
Posted: Jul 28 2020
The Content Specialist works as part of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) web team at Carleton College to support projects fostering STEM learning, and to develop and deploy professional development programming, develop new and improve existing websites, and assist in education research and evaluation projects lead by people at SERC and partner institutions. This is a regular full-time grant funded position.
Desired Start Date: September 1, 2020.
Posted: Apr 6 2020
Application deadline extended to April 15:
The University of California, Los Angeles is seeking an individual to lead a campus unit that serves all 13 departments in the Life and Physical Sciences Divisions. The unit's mission is to support a collaborative community of instructors committed to teaching excellence. In the five years since its inception, CEILS has become a national leader in innovative science pedagogy and in approaches to increase the inclusivity of science education.
Posted: Mar 31 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted undergraduate instruction, forcing institutions to take their content online. In response, the Aspire National Change team will be offering two new workshops that are designed to help faculty, instructional staff, Teaching Assistants (TAs)/Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs), and support staff effectively transition to online learning environments, while maintaining a focus on inclusive and equitable practices. The workshops may be taken together as a series, or individually.
Posted: Mar 16 2020
UCLA is seeking an individual to lead a campus unit (CEILS) that serves all 13 departments in the Life and Physical Sciences Divisions. The mission of CEILS is to support a collaborative community of instructors committed to teaching excellence; in the five years since its inception, CEILS has become a national leader in innovative science pedagogy and in approaches to increase the inclusivity of science education.
Posted: Feb 27 2020
Upcoming webinar with Helen Chu, Senior Director of Learning Spaces at Stanford, about Classroom Design for Active Learning.
Posted: Feb 21 2020
Have you been considering joining one of our working groups, but aren't sure where to start? Here you'll find updates on what each of our groups is working on and more information on how to get involved in 2020.
Posted: Feb 5 2020
The ISU ADVANCE program is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a project funded by the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE Partnership program to support institutional practices leading to the increased representation of women in STEM disciplines.
Posted: Jan 22 2020
New ASCN blog post by Stephanie Chasteen titled "Understanding how instructional change works".
Posted: Jan 13 2020
Student interest is migrating towards the large-scale "wicked" problems in our world, such as climate change, income inequality, sustainability, and human trafficking. These wicked problems rarely rely on a single discipline for their solution, however our educational system is locked into the single discipline approach. In this February 12 webinar, presenters from James Madison University will discuss a variety of programs that build transdisciplinary opportunities for students.