SP2.7: Gateways to Success

To be at the forefront of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, this project seeks to transform selected "gateway" STEM courses based on best practices. The project is on track, having enjoyed a number of early successes. We have planned a Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) program that will serve as a model for infusing authentic research into gateway classes; the first students will enter in Fall 2014. We have also identified the gateway courses that we will transform and, with funding from the Center for Teaching and Learning, have solicited proposals for projects that will align curriculum and pedagogy with best practice. Proposals are under review and/or in preparation and one has been funded in biology.

The goals advanced under this project are:

  1. Build a dynamic and transformative learning community
  2. Prepare undergraduates seeking graduate degrees for the challenges of graduate school
  3. Prepare students to enter the workforce and successfully navigate their own career choices
  4. Increase four-year graduation rate

The indicators of success for these goals are:

The milestones completed since the last progress report are:

Last Updated: 6/7/17