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Whitaker Center

Whitaker Center

SPARCT Program


Registration now open! 

The SPARCT 2016 Academy will run from 12:30-4:30PM May 17, 19, 24, and 26, 2016.

Participants who successfully participate in the program will receive travel funds to present their work.



 See a preview of the application.


SPARCT is an NSF grant-funded initiative through the Whitaker Center for STEM Education.

The Major Goals of SPARCT are

(1) Enhanced scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) by SPARCT faculty.

(2) Improvement of evidence-based practices targeting the introductory STEM classroom.

(3) Development of long-term FLCs in STEM instruction.

(4) Development of professional peer-observation strategies for the STEM classroom.

(5) Enhanced student learning in introductory STEM courses as a result of SPARCT faculty development.




SPARCT 2015 Participants



Learn more about the SPARCT Program and how it might be adapted to your institution through our reports.


SPARCT Academy Schedule

Results Y1 (2014)

NSF-Report Year 1

NSF-Report Year 2




This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under DUE-WIDER Grant No. 1347640.