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Guiding Goals and Objectives

Goal 1

Increase Students’ Mastery of STEM Concepts and Skills by Engaging Them in Evidence-Based STEM Educational Practices and Programs.
Engage students in STEM learning experiences and programs backed by research and supported by evidence.

1.1 Use of evidence-based STEM educational practices both in and outside of classrooms.

1.2 Existence and use of supports that help STEM instructors use evidence-based educational practices.

1.3  An institutional culture that values undergraduate STEM instruction.

1.4 Continuous improvements in STEM teaching and learning.

Goal 2

Strive for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion of STEM Students and Instructors by Providing Equitable Opportunities for Access and Success.
Broaden participation such that the students participating in undergraduate STEM programs reflect the demographics of EKU’s service region as well as the national population of undergraduate students. Ensure that STEM learning environments are inclusive and effectively engage and educate diverse learners, supporting the success of all EKU students in STEM courses and STEM programs.

2.1 Equity of access to high-quality undergraduate STEM educational programs and experiences.

2.2 Representational diversity among STEM credential earners.

2.3 Representational diversty among STEM instructors.

2.4 Inclusive, culturally competent curriculum and environments amongst the students and educators in our instiution broadly and in STEM departments specifically.

Goal 3

Graduate STEM-Literate Global Citizens and Appropriately Prepared STEM Credential Earners.
Develop and empower STEM-literate citizens. Increase the number of graduates and certificate holders equipped to meet the grand challenges of society.

3.1 Foundational preparation for STEM for all students via EKU’s curricular and co-curricular offerings.

3.2 Successful navigation into and through STEM programs of study.

3.3 STEM credential attainment.

3.4 Meaningful interactions between STEM professionals and EKU students.

*Adapted from National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2018. Indicators for Monitoring Undergraduate STEM Education. Washington, DC: The National Academics Press.


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