4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: SLC 1.102
Dr. John Sibert (UT Dallas)
UT Dallas, the School of NS&M and its component departments share the goal of enhancing the quality of student learning in STEM by providing students with innovative, intensive, and active learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom. Any plan to achieve this goal must target the success, retention, and persistence in typically large enrollment foundation (gateway) math and science courses, which play a critical role in influencing student decisions to continue their studies in degree programs heavily grounded in the sciences. In this presentation, efforts will be shared that increase student learning and engagement in gateway science classes through innovations and interventions in the classroom, laboratory and campus learning environment with an emphasis on a “learning by doing” approach. Of particular note, UT Dallas has become a recognized national leader in Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL), a program that currently serves more than 2000 students annually. PLTL data and details will be a presentation focus.