The 2015 Summer STEM Faculty Institute on Teaching (STEM FIT) will be held June 9-11, 9:00am-3:00pm on the Danforth Campus.
The 3-day Institute will bring together Washington University faculty from Arts & Sciences and Engineering as well as St. Louis area STEM faculty to develop strategies for incorporating evidence-based teaching practices that can improve student learning and encourage undergraduates to persist in STEM majors.
Interactive presentations will include topics such as
Developing Strategies for Inclusive Teaching
Applying Cognitive Science to Improve Teaching
Crafting Engaging Clicker Questions
Facilitating Collaborative Learning with In-Class Group Work
Teaching Students How to Read and Evaluate Scientific LiteratureEach afternoon, participants will also gather in working groups to design active-learning activities that can be integrated into their courses.
STEM FIT is developed and facilitated by The Teaching Center, with support from the Association of American Universities (AAU) Initiative on Improving STEM Education.
If you have questions about the institute, please contact Gina Frey.
A box-lunch will be provided each day. All participants will receive an email with menu selections, including vegetarian options, closer to the workshop date. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know at that time.