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Abstract Title: Institutionalizing Reform: Investing in Faculty Instructional Practices
Abstract: The Florida International University (FIU) Science Collaborative (FSC), a HHMI Science Education Project, seeks to transform instructional practices in biology, chemistry, and physics through supporting faculty as they implement reform. The project's goal is to integrate effective education practices into a model of sustainable, institutional science education reform that expands the talent pool of ethnically and gender diverse future scientists. FSC will: (a) develop a multi-disciplinary faculty cohort to serve as leaders for curriculum innovation; and (b) support their implementation of research-based curricula in introductory science courses. Faculty Scholars will receive significant curricular, assessment, and financial support; thus reducing barriers to reform. Through investing in faculty practices, we hope to develop faculty advocacy for education reform and seed sustained institutional change. These activities, as well as other FSC activities, will be presented.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Laird Kramer
Florida International University
FIU Dept of Physics, CP 204
11200 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 3053486073
and Co-Presenter(s)
Eric Brewe, FIU
David Brookes, FIU
Kenneth Furton, FIU
Joseph Lichter, FIU
Suzanna Rose, FIU
Ophelia Weeks, FIU