Institutions of higher education serve essential roles in building our society, and are currently relied upon to help address national and international challenges. As such, attention is being paid to the needs to transform higher education to make our programs more accessible and impactful, especially within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Because of decades of research in student learning, we are now positioned to make scholarly and evidence-based decisions that will enhance teaching, learning, access and success in higher education. This talk examines how we, and STEM disciplines themselves, are positioned to address current barriers and opportunities. I will review the research-based reforms of our own programs in STEM education that range from classroom practice, to programmatic and institutional transformation.