Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) is hosting a week of events about the Sloan Equity and Inclusion in STEM Introductory Courses (SEISMIC) initiative, to be held from October 18 – October 20, 2022. The Week of SEISMIC is a free 3-day hybrid event that includes speakers from multiple institutions that have been involved in transforming STEM undergraduate education. Topics include Large Scale Course Transformations, Using Institutional Data to Inform Change, Fostering Equity in STEM Classrooms, and Student-Centered Approaches STEM Classes.
Indiana University is one of 10 public research universities in the United States that was invited to join SEISMIC. The Sloan Foundation funded project aims to advance equity and inclusion in foundational STEM courses. Through recent years of research, the project can explore necessary shifts in STEM education for students to be successful.
“We are excited to engage SEISMIC partners across the country that share our deep interest in improving student outcomes in STEM courses,” says Dennis Groth, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.
In addition to IU faculty who are presenting during the event, invited guest speakers include Chantal Levesque, Executive Director of Center for Instructional Excellence at Purdue University and Tim McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics and Astronomy Education, and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education at the University of Michigan.
To view the complete schedule of speakers and to register for the event, please visit IU’s Week of SEISMIC. The SEISMIC project explores multi-disciplinary educational research in order to advance equitable and inclusive teaching and student learning in STEM. To learn more about SEISMIC, visit the project’s website.