NEWS

Important Dates

OUSTA Applications Due
July 15, 2016

NSTA/SCST Meetings: 2016

We will not have any SCST sessions at the 2016 NSTA Regional Meetings; however, we still encourage you to attend.

NSTA Regional Meeting: Minneapolis 
Oct. 27-29, 2016

NSTA Regional Meeting: Portland
Nov. 10-12, 2016

NSTA Regional Meeting: Columbus
Dec. 1-3, 2016

NSTA/SCST Meetings: 2017

SCST Regional Meeting: Baltimore
Oct. 5-7 2017

SCST Regional Meeting: Milwaukee
Nov. 9-11, 2017

SCST Regional Meeting: New Orleans
Nov.30-Dec. 2, 2017

SCST National Conference: Los Angeles
March 30-April 2, 2017

Strategies to Get Feedback from Students About Your Teaching

Ever wonder what you students think of your class?  Think students might be able to help improve your teaching? Professors all too often assume that their novice students are not sufficiently sophisticated to help a professor improve their teaching.  This...
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Getting Students to Understand Your Syllabus

Does it seem like your students never bother reading the syllabus? A quick Google-image search of “it’s in the syllabus” will reveal countless cartoons-some humorous and some not so humorous-suggesting that students insufficiently paying attention to the syllabus...
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Creating the Most Effective Final Exam Review Sheet, If You Must

“What is going to be on the final exam?” That’s the most common question I get from students this time of year and, frankly, it makes me want to pull my hair out! You see, I’ve spent all term meticulously outlining the major course concepts, carefully leading...
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Remember to Explain WHY You Assign Homework

Do you ever hesitate giving your students homework? By middle of the term, my students too often groan in agony when I distribute their next homework assignment.  Despite their protests, I am convinced homework is worth the time students devote to...
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Checklist to Help You Avoid These Common PPT Mistakes

A lecture supported by a computer-driven and projected PowerPoint presentation of bullet points is the dominant form of instruction across most college and university classrooms.  Unquestionably, there are bright points of innovation–or regressive chalk...
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Get Better Student Buy-In Using a ‘Negotiated Syllabus’

Many faculty dread spending time on the first day of class going over the syllabus.  That’s OK, because students usually hate hearing professors read the syllabus to them too!  But, what if the first day of class could be different?  What if instead...
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The Soci­ety for Col­lege Sci­ence Teach­ers is the only inter­dis­ci­pli­nary affil­i­ate of NSTA that is ded­icated solely to the study and advance­ment of col­lege sci­ence teaching. We are a com­mu­nity of col­lege and uni­ver­sity teach­ing schol­ars work­ing to enhance sci­ence edu­ca­tion through devel­op­ment and test­ing of best class­room teach­ing practices.

The Society for College Science Teachers