STEM TEACHING & LEARNING COMMUNITY
The Teaching and Learning Community for STEM Gateway Courses (TLC-STEM) provides an opportunity for faculty teaching STEM lower-division gateway courses to think together about pedagogical practices that promote STEM equity.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Convened by CITL and co-funded by the HSI Initiatives and the Division of Student Success, the 2018-19 Teaching and Learning Community for STEM Gateway Courses (TLC-STEM) provides a professional development community for instructors of large-enrollment STEM courses that are important gateways for students seeking to access upper-division courses in their intended majors.
In recognition of both the performance disparities in these STEM courses and the opportunity to increase equity and inclusion in STEM, members of TLC-STEM discuss common challenges and solicit shared solutions. The group meets for lunch twice a month to share teaching practices, read current research in teaching and learning, and address topics such as: active learning toolkits; effective assessment for promoting student learning; practical techniques for motivating students and encouraging the practice of STEM skills; promoting inclusivity in large lecture settings; facilitating effective group work; and working with TAs to create cohesive teaching teams.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Instructors of large-enrollment, lower-division gateway courses in STEM are welcome to join TLC-STEM. Please email Associate Director for Teaching Nandini Bhattacharya about the community.