Call for Nominations: Equitable and Effective Teaching in Undergraduate STEM Education

By PAA Web posted 01-24-2023 12:16


The Board on Science Education is beginning work on a new consensus study and requests nominations by January 25, 2023 for potential committee members, speakers, and reviewers for "Equitable and Effective Teaching in Undergraduate STEM Education: A Framework for Institutions, Educators and Disciplines."

The study will develop an evidence-based framework for equitable and effective teaching in undergraduate STEM education and provide an analysis of policies and practices at the departmental, programmatic, and institutional levels that can facilitate implementation of the principles in the framework. The committee will consider different teaching contexts, modalities and types of institutions, as well as strategies and resources needed for implementation. A discussion draft will be released in late 2023 and input from stakeholders will be used to improve the framework before a final report is released in late 2024. 

Approximately 12 to 14 members are sought with expertise in:

  • learning, teaching, and assessment at the undergraduate level
  • discipline-based education research
  • diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education
  • faculty professional development
  • higher education administration
  • higher education research
  • education policy

We seek nominations of people with expertise across STEM disciplines with a  range of roles in higher education (including lecturers and non-tenure track educators) as well as from a range of institution types (including community colleges, small colleges, rural colleges, regional institutions, and minority serving institutions). 




The National Academies are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in order to strengthen the quality of our work. Diverse perspectives contribute to finding innovative approaches and solutions to challenging issues. We encourage the nomination of volunteers who reflect the populations we serve and also welcome in particular nominations of candidates from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, and early- and mid-career professionals.

More information about this project.