Indiana University Bloomington has been awarded a "mini-grant" from the Association of American Universities. The grant will supply $20,000 over two years to support research of factors that improve undergraduate education outcomes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.
"Advancing a Data-Informed STEM Culture: The Mitigating Grade Surprise Collaborative," is the main project, which expands upon existing campus efforts to transform teaching and learning cultures in STEM departments using learning analytics and big data.
IU faculty from five different STEM programs will, with the grant’s support, develop teaching strategies and active learning interventions designed to address the impact of "grade surprise" or the difference between a student’s expected grade and their actual grade in a course.
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