Blog Posts Archive

  • Bringing the Field into the Classroom: Using Story Maps as an Inclusive Component of Virtual Field Experiences for Beginning Students

    Through story-mapping, students can address open-ended questions, critically evaluate existing information, and identify gaps in the current knowledge base.

  • How Food Can Be a Cultural Bridge to Enhance Student’s STEM Identity and Learning Outcomes

    Perhaps food is not peripheral to creating inclusive learning environments, but can be central to its formation.

  • Who Am I When the Little Things Add Up?

    My multiple identities impact how I show up in this world. They also guide the experiential framework of my…

  • Dear STEM, It’s Time for Some Identity Work

    What identities are being built? What identities are (and/or ought) to be dismantled? What structures, traditions, philosophies, and/or practices…

  • Tomorrow’s Professor: Online Faculty Development

    Tomorrow's Professor features over 1800 posts dedicated to all areas of higher education, especially preparing for academic careers in…

  • Filling the Sieve and Wondering Why We’re Still Thirsty: A Call to Humanize the STEM Workplace for Educators and Students

    Many consider the landscape of undergraduate STEM to be characterized by high rates of work stress and inequity across…

  • Designing for Difference: Conceptualizing and Planning for Variations in Learners’ Needs, Abilities, and Interests

    Let’s leverage this moment of disruption to correct the longstanding failure of academia to recognize and plan for the…

  • How Disruption Allows Us to Reimagine Convergent STEM Ecosystems

    Learn how placing experiences and growth, rather than content delivery, at the center of activity can help you create…

  • How Advocating for Accessibility in the Field Builds a Culture of STEM Inclusion

    Active learning in field-focused science disciplines is widely recognized as highly transformative practice in the undergraduate curriculum. Giving students…