For the past three years the STEM Pedagogy Group has self-organized to share concerns and ideas about our most important activity—teaching. The monthly meetings typically attract twenty to thirty faculty and teaching support staff from across the STEM disciplines, but the email “membership” list extends to almost half of all STEM faculty and staff. Although this group focuses more broadly on classroom pedagogy, we also engage in discussions about content, student engagement and barriers to learning in our laboratories and classrooms. We draw from expertise within and beyond the Middlebury College STEM community. At our November, 2019 meeting we met with the leaders of the UR-STEM student organization to learn more about their experiences and perspectives. This meeting was a follow up to a wider student survey we did last year (Spring, 2019) as part of a project titled, Assessing student perception of STEM classroom/lab climates.
Here is a link to the Canvas site: https://middlebury.instructure.com/courses/2381
If you are interested in participating in the STEM Pedagogy group contact Susan DeSimone email@example.com