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PKAL Archives

The PKAL archives include valuable resources for "what works" in undergraduate STEM education.  Below is a list of the topics this archive covers:

Assessment
        How People Learn
        Instruments & Tools
        Measuring Efforts
        Setting Goals for Student Learning
    Building the Human Infrastructure & Human Resources
        Evaluating Faculty
        Recruiting, Nurturing, Equipping & Mentoring Faculty
        Scholarship of Teaching
    Course & Curriculum
        Capstone Courses
        General Education
        Internships
        Introductory Courses
        Planning - Curriculum Development
        Programs for Majors/Minors
        Service Learning
        Undergraduate Research Experience
    Disciplines & Programs
        Biochemistry
        Biology
        Chemistry
        Computer Science
        Earth & Planetary Sciences
        Engineering
        Environmental Science
        General Education
        Information Technology
        Interdisciplinary
        Mathematics
        Neuroscience
        Physics & Astronomy
        Psychology
    Facilities
        A Focus on the Future
        Spaces for Undergraduate STEM Learning Communities
        The People and Process
        The Project Scope
        The Project Vision and Context
    Financial Resources
        Budgets & Finance
        Facilities Budgeting: Construction & Maintenance
        Financial Investment in Faculty
        Fundraising
        Grants - Federal and Private
        Proposal-writing
    Institutional Context
        Governance & Organizational Structures
        History
        Institutional Transformation
        Learning Communities
        Policies/Practices/Programs
        Strategic Objectives
        Student Demographics/Persistence
        Vision & Mission
    Large Enrollment Classes
    Leadership
        Being a Faculty Leader
        Building Community
        Communication
        Departmental/Programmatic
        Developing Leadership Skills
        Institutional/Administrative
        Managing Change
        Plotting a Successful Career
        Politics/Agent of Change
        Shaping a Vision
    National Context
        21st Century Workforce
        Advocacy - Civic Scientist
        Disciplinary Societies & Education
        Financing
        Global
        K-16 Connections
        Public Policy
        Reform
        S&T Advances
        Under-represented Groups
    Outreach & Collaboration
        Alumni Connections
        Building Networks
        Community Relations
        Global
        Industrial Connections
        Inter-institutional
        K-12 Connections
    Pedagogies
        Calibrated Peer Review
        Case-based Learning
        Collaborative/Cooperative Learning
        Inquiry Teaching
        Interactive Lecture Demonstrations
        Just-in-Time Teaching
        Peer-led Team Learning
        Problem-based Learning (PBL)
        Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)
        Real World
        SCALE-UP
        Workshop
    Students
        Advising Students
        Civic Responsibility
        Graduate School Preparation
        Life-long Learners
        Quantitative Literacy
        Scientific Literacy
        Workforce Preparation
    Technologies
        Class Management
        Data Analysis
        Digital Libraries
        Graphic Information System (GIS)
        Research
        Virtual Labs
        Visualizations
        Web-based Learning
    The 21st Century Learning Environment
        Interdisciplinary
        Research-rich
        Serving All Students
        Technology-intensive