Improving STEM education in introductory-level courses


With funding support from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Nucleus was a program designed to help faculty improve STEM education in large enrollment, introductory-level courses at UVA using research-based pedagogies and assessment—and to help faculty and departments sustain improvements.

Participants in this year-long program attended our Course Design Institute and redesigned an introductory STEM course based on the science of teaching and learning; continually improved their course through systematic assessment of student learning; participated regularly in a faculty learning community; peer-observed other participants in the program; and consulted regularly with CTE faculty.

More about the program's eligibility and expectations.

List of past program participants.