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NSEC Webinar - Center Roles in Undergraduate STEM Education: A Guide for Self-Evaluation - Shared screen with speaker view
Ken Griffith
31:45
The Guide is here: https://www.aplu.org/library/center-roles-in-undergraduate-stem-education-a-guide-for-self-evaluation/file!
Suzanne Tapp
31:58
Thank you, Ken!
Christine Broussard
33:16
^ Thanks.
Suzanne Tapp
34:53
Do you recommend that someone external to the center is involved in leading this review?
Deborah Carlisle
36:23
good question Suzanne - this is designed as a self - review -
Deborah Carlisle
37:46
The rubrics gather data across the institution. External review may come following an initial internal review.
Suzanne Tapp
39:00
That makes sense! Thank you.
Sarah Andrews
45:27
you mentioned you could plug this into a Humanities center for example - do you think a center could essentially delete “STEM” throughout this guide and use it to self-assess role in undergraduate education more broadly?
Deborah Carlisle
46:07
Yes, essentially that is true Sarah and that is what those that have utilized and piloted have said
Sarah Andrews
46:34
great, thank you
Janet Branchaw
50:46
Does the Guide and its tools assume that Centers focus on working with STEM departments/colleges and faculty, rather than working directly with STEM students?
Deborah Carlisle
53:05
Hi Janet - this guide is focused on the centers work to support ug stem ed within the institution - less of a focus on work with students directly - more of an indirect impact. Does that help?
Janet Branchaw
53:57
Yes, thank you!
Grace Coulombe
54:36
Hi Deborah, some of us on this webinar oversee stem-based peer academic support centers. I'm here specifically to see if this guide for self-study could be applied/adapted for use by a tutoring center. Thoughts?
Tonya Bates
55:15
I think this guide will be very useful for evaluating these centers. For those that have used the guide already, how might this tool be best used for those of us at the beginning of developing/forming a center?
Jennifer Frederick
55:23
@Grace, my center includes STEM peer tutoring. I definitely see applications to tutoring support programs!
Michele Guannel (she/her; Univ of the Virgin Islands)
56:27
I have a similar question to Tonya - seems like a good tool for planning ahead, but would love to hear more thoughts on that.
Janet Branchaw
57:58
It seems like using the tools in the guide to compare your center with others across the nation might lead one to “overrate" their center. Any thoughts on how to avoid this? A distinction between self- and outside-evaluation would probably be important.
Jennifer Frederick
58:14
To the questions about application to new centers: this guide could frame conversations with campus leaders about priorities for an emerging center. You can't do everything, so you could use it to get consensus about initial priorities and plan strategic growth.
Shanna Shaked (she/hers) - UCLA CEILS
58:33
^^ @Grace - I second what Jenny said, since the tool can help peer tutoring centers reflect on where/how they are assessing their work, implementing evidence-based practices in peer tutoring, and partnering with others to achieve their mission of broadening participation in STEM.
Kacy Redd, APLU (any pn)
59:38
We focused on STEM disciplines because this project was funded by NSF, but this is applicable for any discipline.
Ken Griffith
01:00:01
@Janet B. It might help to create a team to use these tools. That way, your team can compare notes and keep one another grounded.
Janet Branchaw
01:00:45
@Ken - Good idea! 😊
Jennifer Frederick
01:00:48
@Janet: I agree with Ken's idea, and also to view the guide as a way to identify potential. By being honest about where you are, you get a nice picture of where you could go.
Ken Griffith
01:01:20
Great point, Jenny!
Tim Archie
01:02:29
Are there any plans for a data repository so that there is normative data for scores? This could help build the research base and help centers figure out what a “average” score is.
Anthony Cronin
01:04:40
super talk, thank you, I have to leave for another meeting now but if the guides are available I'd love a copy anthony.cronin@ucd.ie - thank you
Shanna Shaked (she/hers) - UCLA CEILS
01:05:00
The Guide is here: https://www.aplu.org/library/center-roles-in-undergraduate-stem-education-a-guide-for-self-evaluation/file!
Anthony Cronin
01:05:31
thank you
Janet Branchaw
01:05:41
Is there a step in which a Center should assess whether and to what extent its mission aligns with the “Center Mission” column?
Andee Alford
01:06:54
Thanks - I have to run off to another meeting!
Tim Archie
01:07:18
Great thank you!
John Foo
01:07:52
When engaging folks outside the center to do the B rubrics, would you recommend we reach out to them module by module, or all at one go? It might be hard to get access to senior administrators to request their participation, for example.
Janet Branchaw
01:08:13
Thank you
Wendy Smith
01:08:45
Our center is considering creating a stakeholder advisory board, but a quick search of the guide didn't show this is necessarily something in the guide. Is an advisory board something that any of your 12 case study sites had?
John Foo
01:09:26
This is really helpful! Thank you!
Kacy Redd, APLU (any pn)
01:09:53
If you have additional questions: Contact: Deborah L. CarlisleDeborah.L.Carlisle@williams.eduordcarlisl@umass.edu
Jennifer Frederick
01:10:30
Some of the varying descriptive features of centers and how they work will come out in the reflective questions that are part of each module.
Deborah Carlisle
01:11:11
Yes, thank you Jenny! That is part of the resource.
Gwen Shusterman, Portland State
01:12:03
Thanks for this great tool, I'm thinking of several ways to use it.
Ashley Vaughn
01:12:17
Thank you, really love this!
Ken Griffith
01:12:29
Great to see so many familiar faces. Thanks for joining us y'all!!!
Carolyn Aslan
01:12:35
Thank you
Janet Branchaw
01:12:39
Thank you!
Gili Marbach-Ad
01:12:44
Thank you for a great tool!
Jil Chambless Univ of Alabama
01:12:44
Thanks!
Tonya Bates
01:12:45
Thanks!
Dave Ehren
01:12:48
Thank you!
Warren Code (he/him)
01:12:52
This is great, thank you!
Sarah Andrews
01:12:55
thanks!
Linda Burks
01:12:55
Thank you!
Alicia Still
01:12:55
Thank you!
John Foo
01:12:56
Thank you all for this amazing session!
Jeri Bryant
01:12:58
Thanks!