The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent transition to remote instruction posed unprecedented challenges for the students and faculty of California’s institutions of public higher education. In order to...
Addressing STEM Enrollment, Completion, and Performance Gaps in Higher Education
This brief examines approaches to mitigating and closing STEM enrollment, completion, and performance gaps. It discusses strategies and initiatives that institutions of higher education have implemented to reduce those gaps and the relationship between programs to close equity gaps and efforts to improve STEM pedagogy and curricula more broadly. It also considers how technological change impacts efforts to change the STEM undergraduate learning experience and how new technological tools can support student learning and pedagogical innovation.
An initiative of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research in partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges, Learning Lab aims to improve learning outcomes and close equity gaps across California’s public higher education segments, particularly in the STEM disciplines, by leveraging technology tools and the science of human learning to foster student success in online and hybrid course environments.