The Collaborative for Institutionalizing Scientific Learning at FIU Project aims to transform the university’s educational practices across science and mathematics disciplines. The program leverages FIU's status as a majority-minority institution, which provides a unique opportunity to build a nationally recognized model of how to best support the learning and academic persistence of students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded a $1.5 M grant to develop strategies that will improve STEM instruction and promote successful completion of STEM degrees.
To achieve its goal, the project focuses on four interacting objectives:
- Expand the number of science and mathematics faculty utilizing evidence-based strategies
- Integrate effective measures of classroom learning into all science and mathematics courses
- Solidify a culture of evidence-based instructional strategies across the institution
- Develop and deploy a research framework for analyzing institutional change in STEM education