Registration open for national dialog on reforming STEM teaching evaluation

There are growing national discussions about the critical importance of providing high-quality, evidenced-based, inclusive undergraduate STEM educational experiences across various modes and locations of delivery.  How we evaluate teaching is one lever for heightening attention to the quality of teaching.  Grappling with better methods to evaluate teaching is a driver to engage faculty in re-envisioning approaches to high quality teaching and learning. Recent rapid transitions in teaching and learning in higher education, along with concerns about equity in students’ experiences and demands on faculty, create an opportunity to rethink the process for evaluating faculty work, including teaching. 

The National Dialogue on Transforming STEM Teaching Evaluation in Higher Education is a three-part series of virtual events to be held in January 2021 to further the national conversation about transformation of teaching evaluation. It has these goals:  

  • Contextualize the critical importance of effective and inclusive teaching.
  • Understand an array of models and approaches to improve the evaluation of teaching.
  • Examine strategies for addressing challenges to reforming processes for evaluating teaching. 

Registration is now open for the following sessions: 

Opening Plenary: National Dialogue on Reforming STEM Teaching Evaluation in Higher Education:  Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 from 12:00-1:30pm ET

Teaching Evaluation Poster Symposia and Small Group Events:  Jan. 14- 22, 2021

Closing Session: Cross-cutting Challenges and Opportunities to Improving Teaching Evaluation: Wednesday, January 27 from 1:00-4:00pm ET

Hosted by:  the Roundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in collaboration with the Association of American Universities, Transforming Higher Education-Multidimensional Evaluation of Teaching (TEval), the Bayview Alliance, Accelerating Systemic Change in STEM Higher Education, the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, and the Network of STEM Education Centers. Funding support is from the National Science Foundation via the TEval Project. This dialogue builds upon the Recognition and Evaluation of Science Teaching in Higher Education workshop we organized in September 2019.