Adopting Research-based Instructional Strategies for Enhancing STEM Education (ARISE)

The goal of the ARISE project is to support faculty in 14 STEM departments to use research based instructional strategies (RBISs) to improve how STEM courses are taught and evaluated at the University of Nebraska, and to conduct research on the change process. To achieve this, the ARISE team provides professional development for STEM faculty around inquiry-oriented pedagogies and how to implement them, and also works with STEM departments to address cultural and institutional supports and impediments. SEEC’s evaluation of ARISE includes a baseline needs assessment, reports on feedback from faculty experiences in the several professional development seminars, and research on the project’s impact over time including a description of change within the STEM departments at the University regarding attention and support for teaching.

Clients and Collaborators:

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Funder:

National Science Foundation - WIDER (DUE1347814)

Our Role:

External Evaluator

Project Staff:

Jim Hammerman, Amy Spiegel (U Nebraska) 

Reports and Publications:
Project Website:

http://arise.unl.edu/