Vision, Mission, and Aims

Our Vision:  Scientific thinking in a diverse society

Our Mission:  The National Academies Scientific Teaching Alliance (NASTA) improves undergraduate science education by developing, evaluating, and disseminating evidence-based, learner-centered instructional strategies through an alliance of committed educators.

Our Aims:

  1. Build a national alliance of individuals, societies, and organizations committed to educational reform
  2. Promote adoption of scientific teaching, which emphasizes
    1. Evidence-based strategies and approaches
    2. Active Learning
    3. Evaluation and Assessment of outcomes
    4. Diversity and Inclusion of all learners
  3. Coordinate assessment and evaluation of NASTA activities