The University of Arizona

UA Among Leaders in STEM Education for Undergraduates

In 2011, the Association of American Universities launched the Undergraduate STEM Initative to improve the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Critically, the University of Arizona is one of AAU's member universities and today, it stands as one of the leading universities utilizing more innovative and effective teaching methods in STEM education for undergraduates, according to a recent article by Inside Higher Ed. 

In the article, the UA is listed as one of the top universities positively influencing the culture of STEM education, flipping classrooms to help students better engage with learning materials and find more academic success.

A big part of this success can be attributed to the UA's redesign of traditional classrooms into collaborative learning spaces. These spaces have not only helped faculty integrate more active learning techniques, but students also report more active, meaningful engagement, and understanding of the curriculm. 

Collaborative learning spaces are also a big part of UA Online, which integrates innovative technology such as VoiceThread to help online students communicate and collaborate with one another. In addition, UA Online and the Office of Digital Learning, have made significant strides to help faculties plan, map, build, and continuously improve their online courses, according to a feature article by Campus Technology. 

To learn more about the UA's contribution to STEM education for undergraduate students, read the full article on Inside Higher Ed.