Dedicated to providing training opportunities to undergraduate educators to inspire the transformation of STEM education.
What's Happening at NIST
NIST's "Learning Sanctuary" Institute
The Inner Landscape of Inclusive Excellence and Equity in Teaching & Learning (INFINITE):
STEM Education for Healing and Transformation
How can we cultivate within our courses radically inclusive learning sanctuaries where we can begin, with our students, to co-create equitable and sustainable conditions for healing, learning, liberation and transformation?
We invite you to join NIST INFINITE where we draw on the work of Paulo Freire, bell hooks, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Laura Rendon and others to engage in both contemplative and critical practices and discuss topics related to inclusion, equity, and justice within STEM.
Our interactive five-session institute will be facilitated by Dr. Mays Imad and will include both theory and practice to help us reimagine and begin to transform our teaching and student learning.
Who We Serve
In addition to our primary audience who are faculty and future faculty teaching in Higher Education, NIST also provides consultant work to campus change agents and administrators.
What We Offer
National Institute on Scientific Teaching is dedicated to promoting equity, inclusion, and justice in higher education classrooms and offers both pedagogical training for STEM faculty and community network opportunities. Our flagship program is the five-day training program on Scientific Teaching, which can be offered in different formats: in-person, online, hybrid, campus-based, etc. NIST also offers shorter programs, such as Scientific Teaching Short Course to meet the diverse needs of our community. In addition, NIST offers community network opportunities, such as Faculty Learning Community of NIST (FLACoN), Solve-My-Problem event, to support faculty to implement evidence-based teaching practices.
"It was a wonderful experience, and I hope that more of my colleagues attend next year, so that an entire army of faculty are equipped with the latest weapons to make STEM education meaningful and a joy for all students."