Scaling Success to Expand Impact in STEM, a funding opportunity released by the California Education Learning Lab, was designed to build upon the momentum of existing Learning Lab projects to expand positive impacts on STEM in public higher education.
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Education Learning Lab (Learning Lab) announced that it is awarding seven grants in response to Learning Lab’s funding opportunity Scaling Success to Expand Impact in STEM.
From 2018 to 2020, the Learning Lab awarded 30 grants to intersegmental faculty teams representing all nine undergraduate University of California (UC) campuses, 19 of 23 California State University (CSU) campuses, and 33 of 116 California Community Colleges (CCC). The awarded Scaling Success projects will build upon their current grants by increasing access to newly developed strategies, tools, resources, and technology platforms that have proven effective at improving learning outcomes and closing equity gaps; producing and gathering stronger evidence of the impact of these strategies at scale; and strengthening team capacity to successfully disseminate the evidence-based success of existing projects to further contribute to the science of human learning statewide and nationally.
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Awarded teams will receive between $200,000 to $700,000 over two years to scale their projects. The strategies employed by the Scaling Success grantees include leveraging adaptive learning technology to better assess student learning; training faculty to promote student sense of belonging in STEM disciplines, and specifically in online learning environments; providing faculty with instructional resources to improve student learning outcomes; and addressing institutional policies that can lead to positive systemic change. The awards were based on recommendations from Learning Lab’s 2022 Selection Committee for Scaling Success and were approved by Samuel Assefa, Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.
More than 50 unique institutions from the California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California systems were part of 15 project teams that applied for the Scaling Success grant opportunity, and ultimately 21 unique institutions were part of the seven awarded projects. Projects will commence upon final agreement between the awarded institutions (listed below) and the Foundation for California Community Colleges, which is administering the grants on behalf of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.
Scaling Success to Expand Impact in STEM Awardees
|PROJECT TITLE||HOST INSTITUTION||PARTNER INSTITUTIONS||AWARD AMOUNT|
|Developing Students as Capable STEM Thinkers and Learner||College of Marin||Diablo Valley College|
|Scaling Humanized Online Teaching in STEM||Foothill – De Anza|
Community College District
Equitable Math Assessment Project
|CSU East Bay||Berkeley City College|
College of Alameda
San Francisco State
Scaling Mastery Learning Through
Technology, Advocacy, Policy, and Partnerships
|UC Berkeley||CSU Long Beach|
El Camino College
|Social Tools for Bio:|
Communities of Practice
|UC Berkeley||CSU Stanislaus|
Diablo Valley College
Las Positas College
|Expanding Equity and Access in Discrete Mathematics||San Francisco State||Hartnell College|
San Jose State
West Valley College
|Clarifying and Communicating Engineering|
and Computer Science Transfer Pathways
|Bakersfield College||Merced College|