STEM Active Learning Vignette Series: How Wright State and the University of Dayton are Transforming Teaching and Learning for Underrepresented Students

Apr 17, 2018 | by
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In 2017, Equal Measure visited five campuses representing four of the initial seven STEM Active Learning Networks to delve into site-level changes supporting progress toward network goals. This report discusses our visit to Wright State University and the University of Dayton to explore how they're transforming teaching and learning for underrepresented students.

The American Association of Colleges and Universities' (AAC&U) Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES) network was one of the active learning networks funded by the Helmsley Foundation STEM Active Learning Networks investment. In our role as evaluation and learning partner, Equal Measure conducted a two-day site visit to Wright State University (WSU) and the University of Dayton, OH.

In this vignette, we share lessons about how these two exemplary TIDES partners are pursuing their shared goal of transforming teaching and learning, while creating more access to STEM fields for underrepresented students. A key feature of the success of the schools' models is the trust that exists between the TIDES teams, their departmental peers, and their on-campus leadership (such as provosts and deans).