CIRCLE has a number of ongoing grant-funded and collaborative projects. These initiatives serve to integrate scholarship in cognitive science, social psychology, and education with classroom teaching and learning.
- The HHMI Inclusive Excellence Project partners with STEM faculty, student advisors, and undergraduate peer leaders to facilitate an equitable and inclusive academic environment for students.
- The Transformational Initiative for Education in STEM (TIES) is a collaboration between CIRCLE and STEM departments to implement and evaluate evidence-based teaching strategies.
- The Association of American Universities (AAU) STEM Education Initiative was a five-year project that worked with faculty and STEM departments to implement active learning and evidence-based teaching and learning strategies.
- The Observation Protocol for Active Learning (OPAL) is an assessment tool developed to evaluate active learning in classrooms and provide feedback to instructors. Faculty may download the instrument and/or request an observation.
- A number of STEM Studies & Interventions are being conducted to better understand and improve student learning, attitudes, and engagement.
- Peer-led Team Learning is an evidence-based method of small-group peer learning used in multiple STEM courses across the university.
- The Transition Program in General Chemistry focuses on supporting incoming students transitioning to college-level science courses.
CIRCLE also consults with Washington University faculty to evaluate and develop active-learning pedagogies for upper level courses.
If you are interested in conducting evaluative studies of your teaching, please contact Gina Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org.