Faculty Programs

ADVANCE and Trailblazers

The TIGERS (Transforming the Institution through Gender Equity, Retention and Support) ADVANCE program works to reduce gender inequity and promote other social injustice efforts throughout institutional environments. This program provides opportunities for men and women alike that will assist them in career advancements while sustaining balance in their work and home lives.

Equitable Faculty Review

NSF TIGERS ADVANCE Clemson offers an important new training for chairs, directors, and associate chairs with the most recent being “Equitable Faculty Review in the Covid-19 Era”. Research composed of surveys, data from granting agencies on grant submissions, and manuscript submission demographics indicate that disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic in both home and work lives have negatively impacted faculty productivity and time availability. 

Trailblazers Leadership and Mentoring Program

As a part of the Trailblazers program, members expanded their roles in leadership and mentoring alike. Within groups, leadership projects were developed in which leadership statements were created with the help of mentors. The member groups used action research to complete their projects.

ASEE Faculty Development Division

The focus of the American Society for Engineering Education is continue the education of educators. The Faculty Development division works to build a strong community of engineering educators in order to translate engineering education research into action. The Division strives to promote faculty development through practice, scholarship, and the advancement of professions that directly and indirectly support the growth of engineering educators.

Faculty Learning Communities

The STEM Faculty Learning Community strives to improve the teaching and learning within STEM courses. This supports STEM course improvement as well as retention and graduation rates of Clemson undergraduate students. More efficient teaching also leads to improvements and productivity in research.

Clemson Institute for Educational Research Evaluation and Assessment

This proposed center would support all ClemsonFORWARD strategic innovation clusters: advanced materials; cyberinfrastructure and big data science; energy; transportation and advanced manufacturing; human resilience; health innovation; and the sustainable environment in that all programs and funding that support these areas require assessment and evaluation.

Hybrid ESED Certificate

The ESED Certificate program is a nationally unique graduate program in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education research. The Department of Engineering & Science Education in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences (CECAS) at Clemson University is the only department in the country that includes engineering, science, and mathematics education (also called discipline-based education research, or DBER) in a STEM college rather than a college of education.

STEM Communication

Within the near future, we hope to have a STEM Communication program at Clemson University that assists researchers and scientists in being able to explain STEM subjects to people who are not experts in scientific fields.

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