Washington University’s proposal for the AAU initiative was developed by Regina F. Frey, PhD, the university’s inaugural Florence E. Moog Professor of STEM Education in Chemistry; Mark A. McDaniel, PhD, Professor of Psychology in Arts & Sciences; Kathryn G. Miller, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences; and Kurt A. Thoroughman, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering.
Washington University will utilize the AAU grant to expand its efforts to explore, implement and evaluate evidence-based teaching practices, including active-learning techniques such as collaborative problem solving and interactive classroom discussion. The project encompasses the Schools of Art & Sciences and of Engineering and Applied Science and initially five departments (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering) and four university-wide centers (The Teaching Center, CIRCLE, Cornerstone, and the University libraries).
To read more about Washington University’s plans for the AAU initiative, see the recent article in The Record. For more on the AAU initiative and plans at the other selected project sites, see the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative.