The CST consults and collaborates with faculty who wish to explore ways of making their STEM and STEM-aligned courses innovative, rigorous, and engaging for all students. Our professional specialists have extensive experience with teaching university courses, supporting individual instructors and teaching teams, conducting education research, and working with colleagues on STEM education projects across the world. Support is customized to the needs of the course and the teaching team.
Limited consultations could include advice on:
- Learning objectives that engage students with varied disciplinary interests
- Support structures that help all students learn particularly tricky topics in the course content
- Available resources that increase student interaction with each other and with the teaching team
- Course objectives that are aligned with general education SEL/SEN learning goals
More intensive collaborations could include:
- Co-development and/or co-teaching of interdisciplinary courses that can engage arts, social science, and humanities students in STEM concepts and skills, or vice versa
- Facilitation of StudioLab resources for curricular or co-curricular projects
- Classroom observations for feedback on how students are engaging in the course and how the teaching team is supporting the students
- Significant revisions of particular parts of a course, such as precepts or labs, to better meet the needs of the students
- Support of grant proposals for high-impact educational efforts at Princeton and beyond
Contact us if you would like to learn more about how we can support your teaching.
Professor Sigman and I both feel strongly that everyone at Princeton should take a course about the Earth on which we live, and are grateful for CST's existence and for the opportunity to work with CST to help make GEO102 content not only relevant, but also accessible to every student. Over the years, CST's involvement in the continued development of this dynamic course has been amazing. GEO102 is constantly evolving, and their input is extremely valuable.
Danielle Schmitt, Princeton Geosciences