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Leshner, Alan I., Ed.; Scherer, Layne A., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2021
Student wellbeing is foundational to academic success. One recent survey of postsecondary educators found that nearly 80 percent believed emotional wellbeing is a "very" or "extremely" important factor in student success. Studies have found the dropout rates for students with a diagnosed mental health problem range from 43…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Well Being, College Students
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Olson, Steve – National Academies Press, 2020
In its 2018 report "The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree", a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine pointed to an emerging body of evidence suggesting that integration of the arts, humanities, and STEMM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Medicine, Higher Education, Art Education
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Dahlberg, Maria Lund; Beninson, Lida – National Academies Press, 2020
Faculty in science, technology, engineering, and medicine (STEM) are expected to excel in their technical work, teaching, and professional service. Their career advancement is often determined by academic peers evaluating accomplishments in these three areas. Recently, however, there is a growing concern that the evaluation of those…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Faculty Promotion, Academic Rank (Professional)
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National Academies Press, 2020
Engineering education is emerging as an important component of US K-12 education. Across the country, students in classrooms and after- and out-of-school programs are participating in hands-on, problem-focused learning activities using the engineering design process. These experiences can be engaging; support learning in other areas, such as…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Capacity Building, Preservice Teacher Education
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Floden, Robert, Ed.; Stephens, Amy, Ed.; Scherer, Layne, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2020
Teachers play a critical role in the success of their students, both academically and in regard to long term outcomes such as higher education participation and economic attainment. Expectations for teachers are increasing due to changing learning standards and a rapidly diversifying student population. At the same time, there are perceptions that…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Educational Change, Standards, Teacher Education Programs
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Debad, Susan J. – National Academies Press, 2020
Student ratings have long been used by many institutions of higher education as a primary form of summative evaluation of teaching. In recent years, studies have brought into question the validity of student ratings, highlighting the need for more effective evaluation methods that recognize and reward evidence-based teaching practices. To begin to…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Higher Education, College Faculty, College Science
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National Academies Press, 2020
The United States is formally represented around the world by approximately 14,000 Foreign Service officers and other personnel in the U.S. Department of State. Roughly one-third of them are required to be proficient in the local languages of the countries to which they are posted. To achieve this language proficiency for its staff, the State…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Government Employees, Public Agencies, Language Proficiency
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Bond, Enriqueta C., Ed.; Dibner, Kenne, Ed.; Schweingruber, Heidi, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to the nation's K-12 education system. The rush to slow the spread of the virus led to closures of schools across the country, with little time to ensure continuity of instruction or to create a framework for deciding when and how to reopen schools. States, districts, and schools are now…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Elementary Secondary Education, School Closing
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Eisenstadt, Anita; Kendall, Steven; Mazza, Anne-Marie – National Academies Press, 2020
On July 21, 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on Science, Engineering, Medicine and Public Policy hosted a virtual workshop, Reopening U.S. Research Universities: Confronting Long-Standing Challenges and Imagining Novel Solutions. Attracting more than 500 participants, the workshop provided an overview…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Pandemics, COVID-19, School Closing
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National Academies Press, 2020
Over the past decade there has been a growing interest in sustainability education in colleges and universities across the United States, with a marked increase in the number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, research institutes, and centers focused on sustainability. Evidence-based core competencies for interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Study
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Self, Jennifer – National Academies Press, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in widespread and ongoing changes to how the K-12 education system functions, including disruptions to science teaching and learning environments. Students and teachers are all figuring out how to do schooling differently, and districts and states are working overtime to reimagine systems and processes. This is…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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O'Toole, Tara; Burke, Martin D.; Denny, Thomas – National Academies Press, 2020
Experience from the fall 2020 semester suggests that fast, frequent testing can help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in a large and diverse university community, but it must also be emphasized that testing is only one component of a coherent mitigation strategy. A comprehensive approach requires the application of epidemiology and science; rapid…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Disease Control, Higher Education
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Galván, Adriana; Cauffman, Elizabeth; Brossard, Dominique – National Academies Press, 2020
Developmental psychology and brain research can support campus leaders as they work together with students to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on college campuses and in the surrounding communities. This rapid expert consultation presents research-informed habit-promoting and communication strategies to encourage the adoption of behaviors that can…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Health Behavior, College Students
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Laurencin, Cato T., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2020
Despite the changing demographics of the nation and a growing appreciation for diversity and inclusion as drivers of excellence in science, engineering, and medicine, Black Americans are severely underrepresented in these fields. Racism and bias are significant reasons for this disparity, with detrimental implications on individuals, health care…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias, African Americans, Career Choice
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Byars-Winston, Angela, Ed.; Dahlberg, Maria Lund, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2019
Mentorship is a catalyst capable of unleashing one's potential for discovery, curiosity, and participation in STEMM and subsequently improving the training environment in which that STEMM potential is fostered. Mentoring relationships provide developmental spaces in which students' STEMM skills are honed and pathways into STEMM fields can be…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mentors, Skill Development, Higher Education
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