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 participants meet these goals by attending a 36-hour Summer Academy, developing a SoTL project for their classroom based on evidence-based practices, and participating in a SPARCT faculty learning community during the 2015-2016 year.
SPARCT Academy Schedule
NSF-Report Year 2