NEWS

Poster submissions from undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are being accepted for the SCST Poster Session at the 2017 NSTA/SCST National Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. The SCST Poster Session is Friday, March 31 from 7-9 pm. Submissions best received by February 6, 2017 for guaranteed consideration and listing into the SCST program. read more... 

To hear the lastest in College Science teaching, register for the NSTA/SCST National Meeting through NSTA. SCST specific sessions will be held during the conference. We look forward to seeing you there!

Important Dates

2018 SCST National Conference Abstract Submissions Due

Submissions by May 1, 2017 receive priority

Submission deadline May 15, 2017

NSTA/SCST Meetings: 2017-2018

SCST National Conference: Atlanta

March 15-18, 2018

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

Should You Assign Readings from Free Web Pages or an Expensive Textbook?

Do you wonder if the rapidly growing costs of traditional textbooks are worth the immense cost students are being asked to bear? Both you and your students probably know that there are countless free and frequently updated web pages out there providing much of the...
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Five (or Six) Secrets and Grading Hacks to Keep Up With Grading

We’ve all caught ourselves saying, “teaching would be so much more fun if I didn’t have to do all of this grading” when sitting down to an enormous stack of papers (or electronic files) to grade.  But grading all of those assignments doesn’t have to be chore, if you...
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Get the Vote Out: New Options for Polling and Soliciting Students’ Ideas

In the traditional stand-and-deliver, information-download approach to teaching college-level science, students are often expected to diligently—and quietly—take handwritten notes in order to memorize the ideas presented in class, and repeat those ideas back to the...
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Online Office Hours: The “Dr. is (Virtually) In”

Longstanding folklore exists around the tradition of college professor’s office hours.  Some of the mythology is funny, as in, “I love office hours, it is the only time I know I can catch up on my work because no one ever bothers me.”  Some of the tales are not quite...
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Practical Strategies to Use Popular Movies Effectively

Ever walked by a college classroom that should be holding class, but noticed that the lights were off.  If you are like me, you can’t help but peak through the door to see what is going on?  Did the professor get sick and cancel class?  Are the students having a...
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Re-imagining Your Teaching by Focusing on Constant Student Feedback

If you peek inside most introductory science survey course lecture halls during class, what are you most likely to see?  I would wager you will see a professor standing in front of a projected screen or giant white board delivering information to a relatively full—but...
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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.

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