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Worcester State to Participate in AAC&U Summer Institute for STEM Faculty

The Association of American Colleges and Universities recently announced that Worcester State University was accepted into its Summer Institute aimed at transforming undergraduate STEM education. Under the program, individual faculty members will attend the Project Kaleidoscope STEM Leadership Institutes [1] at the Claggett Center in Adamstown, Md., in July.

“The individuals and teams selected to participate in AAC&U’s 2017 summer institutes demonstrate their commitment to developing and exchanging best practices in support of student success, which is more important than ever,” said AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella, in a press release. “We look forward to ongoing collaboration in championing our shared objectives around advancing liberal education and inclusive excellence in service to the public good.”

The PKAL-STEM institute is designed especially for early- and mid-career STEM faculty, and is aimed at providing “an introspective exploration of the theories, practice, and art of leadership that is required to effectively manage the politics of institutional change and contribute to national undergraduate STEM reform,” according to an AAC&U press release.