Guiding Principles

Effective Teaching: The Center's first priority is to promote quality, student-centered education in college-level science and mathematics through the continual development of teaching practice that is proven to be effective and inclusive.

Scholarship: Excellence in teaching at the university level demands the faculty's active participation in relevant scholarly activity. The Center will promote contact and collaboration between the nation's college and university faculty toward this end.

Community: The nation's college and university faculty form a community dedicated to teaching and research in the liberal tradition. The Center's activities will serve to create and strengthen this community and help it meet its goals.

Mission Establish the necessary conditions for quality learning in mathematics and the sciences at GVSU and throughout the nation.

Vision: CESME will be recognized as a major venue for continuing education in best educational practices in the sciences and mathematics and a place to find contact and collaboration with the nation's college and university scholars.

Values:

  • Effective scholarship, teaching and learning.
  • Engagement with the global community of scholars to promote global teaching excellence.

 

CESME Strategic Plan 2015

   

University Objective

1.1.103.4 3.5 3.6 6.4 8.2

Brooks College Objective

4.1 Develop new partnerships between BCOIS and organizations (profit and nonprofit) in the west Michigan region

Unit Goal(s)

Foster collaborations between GVSU faculty and faculty of other regional and national colleges and universities

Unit Objective(s)

By 2013, CESME will develop new partnerships between GVSU and outside faculty

Metric

Number of faculty collaborating with outside faculty

Baseline

Eight current partnerships between CLAS STEM faculty and outside faculty

Fall 2011

Time-frame

2011 - 2013

Strategy(ies) /
Action(s)

Outside faculty present workshops on current developments and pedagogy in their field

Responsible Person/Group

Unit

Resources

External funding

Status

Began in 2004

   

University Objective

2.05.4

Brooks College Goal

5.1 BCOIS transition plan provides coaching and leadership development for faculty and staff promotions, equipping people with the skills to ensure success

Unit Goal(s)

Help the GVSU science and math faculty maintain and enhance its teaching excellence

Unit Objective(s)
 

By 2013, CESME will enhance teaching in two science and math units at GVSU

Metric

Number of faculty offering active-learning courses

Baseline

Five current CLAS STEM faculty offering active learning courses Fall 2011

Time-frame

2011 - 2013

Strategy(ies) /
Action(s)

Outside faculty present workshops on current developments and pedagogy in their field

Responsible Person/Group

Unit

Resources

External funding

Status

Began in 2004