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Due Programs To Advance Undergraduate Education

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Educational Research Initiatives at NSF

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9.485.1 - 9.485.10



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Roger Seals

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National Science Foundation-Opportunities and Resources Programs of the Division of Undergraduate Education Roger K. Seals, PE Program Director Division of Undergraduate Education Directorate for Education and Human Resources National Science Foundation


The programs of the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) serve as the focal point for the National Science Foundation’s efforts in undergraduate education. These programs and DUE’s leadership efforts are directed at strengthening the vitality of undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for all students, including: majors in STEM disciplines; prospective K-12 teachers; students preparing for the technical workplace; and all students as citizens in a technological society.

The Division’s grant programs sponsor projects in the two broad areas of curriculum development and workforce preparation. The scope and objectives of these programs are herein described. Some of these programs are congressionally mandated but administered by the Division. Greater attention is given to the Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Program that was developed by the Division to provide leadership and resources for the improvement of STEM education. Guidance is provided on how to prepare a successful proposal.


DUE’s grant programs generally fall into one of two broad categories; i.e., curriculum development or workforce preparation. Of the two, faculty members, particularly new faculty members, have historically shown greater interest in the former. Depending on the type of educational program being served, the Division administers two major programs: Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) and Advanced Technological Education (ATE). These programs are described in detail below.

With two exceptions, the remainder of DUE’s grant programs are directed at workforce preparation and expansion. The specific workforce preparation and expansion programs are: Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarships (CSEMS); Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS); Science, Technology, Engineering, and

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Seals, R. (2004, June), Due Programs To Advance Undergraduate Education Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--12890

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