What We Need: The 2012 NASA EPO Forum Survey on Two-Year College STEM Teaching

Low, Russanne and CoBabe-Ammann, Emily A. and Schultz, Greg (2014) What We Need: The 2012 NASA EPO Forum Survey on Two-Year College STEM Teaching. In: Ensuring STEM Literacy: a National Conference on STEM Education and Public Outreach. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, pp. 89-100.


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A survey of community college STEM faculty, administered by the NASA SMD Higher Education Working Group (HEWG), was administered in fall 2012 in an effort to document the demographic make-up and views of community college faculty who teach NASA science-related STEM courses in astronomy, physics, Earth science, and engineering. Nearly half of respondents reported that less than 10% of students in their classroom are “STEMward bound” and indicated the need for STEM resources that can relate science course content and be relevant to the daily life of their students. A number of respondents also noted a new or renewed emphasis on outreach activities within the community served by their institution as part of their job description. The survey suggests specific directions and ways that the NASA SMD EPO forum can support two-year college stakeholders.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 20:01
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1319

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