supporting faculty to approach the teaching of science as a science, that is to:
Identify difficulties in and develop an understanding of student learning by using or developing research-based tools/techniques to monitor student learning.
Use instructional approaches guided by research on learning and measures of student learning.
Develop and utilize beneficial educational technology.
Archive and disseminate proven methods and materials.
supporting institutional change through departmentally-driven efforts to achieve sustained improvements in their students' learning.
The CU Science Education Initiative is part of a partnership with the Carl Wieman Science Education Inititative (CW-SEI) at the University of British Columbia CU and UBC actively collaborate on their efforts to improve science education on college campuses. Visit CW-SEI at UBC.