Examining how we learn; how we teach; and how we can do both better
STEM Faculty Development provides opportunities to examine how we learn, how we teach, and how we can do both better. To keep pace with the ever-changing student population and with new trends in higher education, STEM faculty must be exposed to new methodologies, interact with others demonstrating best practices, and share scholarship. In short, STEM faculty must be innovative in our approach to education. John Dewey professed, “I believe that education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.” The university student is poised to live fully engaged in the present to prepare to embrace the future. Cultivating life-long learners should be an integral part of higher education. As STEM educators, we must be at the forefront of that commitment.