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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 2015

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

 

 

 

 

 

Look for Registration to open in Jan. 2016 for next year's program!

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