Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape: A Summit

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An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a summit that will feature invited presentations and discussions on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in two-year higher education institutions and how the changing dynamics between two- and four-year institutions of higher education might offer new educational opportunities for students, institutions, and the nation’s workforce.  The summit will include leaders from community colleges, four-year postsecondary institutions, business and industry, and state and federal policymakers, and researchers with expertise in community colleges, student learning, and teaching. Participation will be by invitation.  The summit will allow these stakeholders to engage in discussions of critical issues in two- and four-year STEM education. Experts will be commissioned to summarize the evidence available in several commissioned papers which will be available prior to the planning meeting and summit. The presentations and discussions from the summit will be synthesized in an individually authored workshop summary.

The summit was held on December 15, 2011 in Washington, D.C. at the Carnegie Institution for Science, which co-hosted the event.

This activity has been conducted as a collaboration among: the National Research Council,Teacher Advisory Council, Board on Science Education, Board on Higher Education and Workforce, Board on Life Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering’s Engineering Education Program Office.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1112988.