Evaluation

External Evaluator, Southwestern College and San Diego State University (June 2020 – May 2025) Evaluation subcontract, National Science Foundation Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE): Hispanic-serving Institutions Mathematics Persistence through Inquiry and Equity: Redeveloping Gateway Mathematics in a Two-year HSI to Promote Success in STEM. This collaborative research and development project will 1) study a two-year institution’s response to a state-mandated change in gateway STEM mathematics courses, 2) use cycles of design research to build the capacity of mathematics instructors in the two-year institution in order to foster student success and persistence, including transfer to a four-year STEM degree, and 3) investigate the effects of the capacity-building effort.

External Evaluator, University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University (2016-2020), Departmental Action Teams: Sustaining Improvements in Undergraduate STEM education through faculty engagement. Served as external evaluator for this National Science Foundation IUSE funded project focused on Departmental Action Teams (DATs), a type of Professional Learning Community focused on making change. This was a four-year, two-institution project to continue the creation and assessment of DATs at CU while expanding the DAT model to Colorado State University (CSU).Department Action Teams support faculty members, students, and staff within a department to identify and address an educational issue of broad-scale importance (e.g., lack of coherence across courses in a sequence, the underrepresentation of particular populations among department majors, graduating students consistently ranking their department low on exit surveys).

External Evaluator, University of California-San Diego (2016-2018). Served as evaluator for National Science Foundation funded project, “Collaborative Research: A New Computer Science Faculty Teaching Workshop.” This three-year project supported creation and delivery of a new faculty teaching workshop for new computer science faculty. The workshop focused on active learning strategies. Note that my involvement here was in partnership with primary evaluator Dr. Andrea Beach.