NSSE researchers Allison BrckaLorenz, Jim Cole, and Rong (Lotus) Wang will discuss their research at 2016 AAC&U Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education conference in Boston. Catch the discussion, "A Comparison of STEM Students' Expectations for Engagement and Faculty Teaching Practices," during the Friday, Nov. 4th 10:30am concurrent session.
Read the conference abstract here or below:
"Facilitated Discussion CS 2: A Comparison of STEM Students' Expectations for Engagement and Faculty Teaching Practices. A misalignment of first-year student engagement expectations and the teaching practices of STEM faculty can undermine first-year students' engagement in effective educational practices. Facilitators and participants will examine the results from 68 institutions who have participated in two large-scale national surveys to compare the engagement expectations of first-year STEM students and the teaching practices of lower-division STEM faculty. Participants will learn about ways to collect information about STEM students' engagement in a variety of effective educational practices; students' engagement expectations and faculty practice; and discuss what it means to align faculty-teaching practices with student expectations."