Faculty-Led Research


The purpose of the STEM Faculty Development Research Initiative is to create a space for holistic professional support in regards to teaching, research, leadership, and service. One of the main priorities is to expand and strengthen faculty development in order for educators to effectively teach, research, lead, and serve.

STEM Faculty Development Research Initiative

The STEM Faculty Development Collaboratory provides transformative research and service in holistic areas of teaching, research, service, and leadership.

Faculty Wellbeing

This study examined the experiences of women as they worked through faculty pathways within the engineering field. This qualitative research study centered on the well-being journeys of seven women who have achieved tenure as engineering faculty to learn how they psychologically experienced and incorporated well-being across their personal and professional lives in support of their success, happiness, and satisfaction (Courtesy of Shannon Stefl).

Mentoring and Productivity

One of our researchers, Steven Edalgo, is involved with mixed methods research looking to understand how mentoring effects faculty productivity, leading to obtaining tenure.

Peer-Supported Reviews of Teaching

This process includes faculty members meeting with one another to discuss what the reviewees hope to gain from the reviewers. Guidelines are then set for the review of materials like teaching goals, syllabi, and much more. Once the reviewer has evaluated the materials, a post-discussion and reflection occur. Finally, the reviewee uses this peer review as evidence for the annual evaluation or promotion (Courtesy of Becky Tugman).

Curriculum Development

Coming Soon

STEM Faculty Development and Graduate Mentoring

This project focuses on faculty development with an emphasis on graduate student mentoring. The goal is to support the holistic growth of future faculty members through aligning mentoring expectations and needs. Another large factor of this project is the overall improvement of faculty development within STEM education.

STEM Online

(Libby Flanagan, Dissertation Research)

The STEM Online research is designed to examine professors and graduate students adapting to teaching STEM classes online while fostering an inclusive environment. Participants will implement course redesign, explore best online teaching practices, and collaborate for peer editing.

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