PhysTEC Sustainability Study Released

Sustainability Report

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Report Citation

Rachel E. Scherr, Monica Plisch, and Renee Michelle Goertzen, Sustaining Programs in Physics Teacher Education: A Study of PhysTEC Supported Sites (American Physical Society, College Park, MD, 2014).


Sustainability Report Presentations

Sustaining programs in physics teacher education, PhysTEC Advisory Committee Meeting, College Park, MD: December 9, 2013

Sustainability study of PhysTEC sites, Winter AAPT Meeting, Orlando, FL: January 5, 2014

Sustaining programs in physics teacher education: A study of PhysTEC-supported sites, APS April Meeting, Savannah., GA: April 6, 2014

Sustaining Programs in Physics Teacher Education: A Study of PhysTEC Supported Sites, Noyce Conference, Washington, DC: June 20, 2014

The report documents the sustainability of physics teacher education programs established by the PhysTEC project. Most of the studied sites have sustained increases in production of physics teachers as well as funding for physics teacher education. About half of the programs are thriving, in that they have sustained large increases in physics teacher production and funding for physics teacher education. All studied sites that sustained increases in physics teacher production have two features in common: a champion of physics teacher education and institutional motivation and commitment.

Authors

Rachel E. Scherr - Seattle Pacific University
Monica Plisch - American Physical Society
Renee Michelle Goertzen - American Physical Society

Institutions Studied for Sustainability

University of Arkansas
University of Colorado Boulder
Florida International University
Seattle Pacific University
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Western Michigan University
The University of Arizona
Cornell University