College of Science & Engineering

Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education

Change at the Core 

Inclusive Student-Centered STEM Teaching and Learning Resources

Change at the Core (C-Core) was a National Science Foundation funded project including approximately 100 STEM faculty members from Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, and Skagit Valley College from 2013 through 2018.  Three cohorts of faculty members participated in professional development to improve teaching and learning in undergraduate STEM courses; increase the engagement and success of underrepresented minority students in STEM majors; and create an adaptive model for improving undergraduate STEM education.

Recent Paper about this Project

Resources that were useful for the professional development model have been collected here, grouped into three large categories that represent three components of the model. Professional development activities required a two year commitment by individual faculty members and included two to three academic year Saturday workshops and a week long summer institute.  

Educational Research and Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies

Inclusive Instructional Strategies

Collaboration and Sustainability

Please contact us for more specific information about our professional development model or any other aspects of the C-Core project.

Edward Geary

Shannon Warren

Logo for the National Science Foundation   This work has been funded through NSF Award # DUE-1347711.