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Books and Articles on University STEM Teaching

The following key publications summarize recent developments in University Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and are available to read or download for free. 

In reverse chronological order:

Aligning Practice to Policies: Changing the Culture to Recognize and Reward Teaching at Research Universities. Association of American Universities and Research Corporation for Science Advancement. 2017.

Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees: Systemic Change to Support Students' Diverse Pathways. The National Academies Press. 2016.

Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering. The National Academies Press. 2015.

Teach Better, Save Time, and Have More Fun: A Guide to Teaching and Mentoring in Science. Research Corporation for Science Advancement. 2014.

Framework for Systematic Change in Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Learning. Association for American Universities.

Adapting to a Changing World--Challenges and Opportunities in Undergraduate Physics Education. The National Academies Press. 2013.

Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering. The National Academies Press. 2012.

Expanding underrepresented minority participation: America’s science and technology talent at a crossroads. The National Academies Press. 2011.

Vision and change in undergraduate biology education: a call to action. American Association for the Advancement of Science. 2011.

The Caltech Project for Effective Teaching and the Caltech Library maintains an extensive Special Collection on Teaching and Learning; please explore via the link above for more books relevant to university STEM teaching and professional development.