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1 NSF Career Award Workshop Educational Component Resources at Rutgers

2 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Synopsis “National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.”

3 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Synopsis Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

4 CAREER Program Description This premier program emphasizes the importance the Foundation places on the early development of academic careers dedicated to stimulating the discovery process in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning. Effective integration of research and education generates a synergy in which the process of discovery stimulates learning and assures that the findings and methods of research are quickly and effectively communicated in a broader context and to a larger audience.

5 CAREER Program Successful PIs will propose creative, integrative, and effective research and education plans, developed within the context of the mission, goals and resources of their organizations, while building a firm foundation for a lifetime of contributions to the research, education and their integration.

6 Rutgers University Mission As the sole comprehensive public research university in the state's system of higher education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has the threefold mission of: providing for the instructional needs of New Jersey's citizens through its undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs; conducting the cutting-edge research that contributes to the medical, environmental, social and cultural well-being of the state, as well as aiding the economy and the state’s businesses and industries; and performing public service in support of the needs of the citizens of the state and its local, county, and state governments.

7 Rutgers University Learning Goals I. Intellectual and Communication Skills A. Critical Thinking B. Communication C. Mathematical Reasoning and Analysis D. Scientific Inquiry E. Information and Computer Literacy II. Understanding Human Behavior, Society, and the Natural Environment A. Historical Understanding B. Multicultural and International Understanding C. Understanding of Literary and Artistic Expression D. Understanding the Bases of Individual and Social Behavior E. Understanding the Physical and Biological World III. Responsibilities of the Individual in Society A. Citizenship Education B. Social and Ethical Awareness

8 CAREER Award “Challenges” teacher-scholars integrate research and education within the context of the mission of the University (RU Learning Goals) stimulating the discovery process with inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning findings and methods of research are quickly and effectively communicated in a broader context and to a larger audience creative, integrative, and effective research and education plans lifelong integration of research and education

9 Educational Component Teaching Philosophy: “A statement of the faculty member's personal teaching philosophy and goals, and the strategies and methods used to attain those goals.”

10 Teaching Philosophy Teaching “Credo” - your beliefs about teaching and learning Why do you teach the way you do? What methods do you use to integrate research and teaching? How do you know you are being effective? integrate research and education stimulating the discovery process effectively communicated in a broader context creative, integrative, and effective education plans

11 University Relations Publicize events and initiatives, share knowledge - RU Community and public –Rutgers Day –Rutgers Speakers Bureau –Programs for Community Website

12 Undergraduate Academic Affairs https://undergraduate.rutgers.edu/for-faculty/resources/research Aresty Research Center –https://aresty.rutgers.eduhttps://aresty.rutgers.edu –undergraduate research, faculty conversations Undergraduate Research System –http://secure.rutgers.edu/urs/http://secure.rutgers.edu/urs/ –central repository for all research opportunities Future Scholars –http://futurescholars.rutgers.eduhttp://futurescholars.rutgers.edu Research in Science and Engineering –http://rise.rutgers.eduhttp://rise.rutgers.edu

13 Web Presence Departmental web page –Geography –http://geography.rutgers.edu/research- 112/research-faculty/42-research/research- gradhttp://geography.rutgers.edu/research- 112/research-faculty/42-research/research- grad –“broader impacts” defined in research Personal/Lab Webpage –Rachael Winfree –http://winfreelab.rutgers.eduhttp://winfreelab.rutgers.edu

14 Schools, Centers, Institutes, Departments Graduate School of Education Center for Math, Science and Computer Education School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Math and Science Learning Center Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science and Engineering School of Engineering Physics

15 Graduate School of Education Proof Comprehension Research Group –Keith Weber, Robert B. Davis Institute for Learning –Carolyn Maher, Institute for Improving Student Achievement –Penelope Lattimer,

16 Center for Math, Science and Computer Education >30 projects and programs, workshops, conferences –http://cmsce.rutgers.edu/main.phphttp://cmsce.rutgers.edu/main.php New Jersey Statewide Systemic Initiative (NJ SSI), Academy for Collaboration at a Distance (ACAD), ESTEEMS, the NSF-GK12 program, the MetroMath Center for Learning and Teaching, the Center for Family Involvement in the Schools, Verizon K-20 Video- conferencing Project, CMSCE Math, Science and Literacy Initiative.

17 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Program in Science Learning –Citizen Science –http://sciencelearning.rutgers.edu/index.htmlhttp://sciencelearning.rutgers.edu/index.html Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences –Education & Public Outreach –http://marine.rutgers.edu/main/IMCS-Outreach/http://marine.rutgers.edu/main/IMCS-Outreach/ Agricultural Experiment Station –http://njaes.rutgers.eduhttp://njaes.rutgers.edu

18 Math & Science Learning Center Support for undergraduates Outreach to K-12 Science hands-on demonstrations and activities

19 Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science and Engineering Project SUPER Bunting-Cobb Residence Hall: STEM Douglass Engineering Community Graduate Mentor Opportunities Research Opportunities (STEM) International Exchanges in STEM STEM Ambassadors

20 Physics & Astronomy Physics Demonstrations – David Maiullo MSLC & Science Bus – Suzanne Brahmia Public Lectures

21 School of Engineering RUSMEO– Science, Math & Engineering Outreach Engineering Governing Council –Novel Engineering Regional Design (NERD) Olympics –Cardboard Canoe Races –Storming Robots TARGET – The Academy at Rutgers for Girls in Engineering and Technology Governors School Henrik Pedersen - Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Professional Education

22 Curriculum Design & Assessment Monica A. Devanas Director, Faculty Development And Assessment Programs The Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research


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