Adopting Active Learning: A Report About Professors, Change, and STEM Teaching

In the U.S., less than half of undergraduate students intending to major in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) will actually complete a STEM degree. Helmsley’s Education Program has focused on increasing the number of college graduates in STEM by supporting networks of institutions committed to improving instructional practices.

A new report by GOOD Corps, funded by Helmsley, examines STEM professors’ experiences with adopting evidence-based teaching practices like active learning. The study looks at the challenges professors face and identifies opportunities for increased engagement. Through a series of interviews with professors, GOOD Corps uncovered five guidelines to consider when asking professors to adopt active learning.

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