Delta Roundtable Dinner: Building a Better Future STEM Faculty

September 21, 2016, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Union South, Varsity Hall I

Mark R. Connolly

Associate Research Scientist, Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Mark R. Connolly

The Longitudinal Study of Future STEM Scholars was a seven-year, NSF-funded study that examined the short- and long-term effects of teaching development programs (such as Delta) on STEM doctoral students’ skills, knowledge, attitudes, and career pathways. WCER Researchers Mark Connolly, You-Geon Lee, and Julia Savoy used surveys and interviews to follow a cohort of STEM dissertators (initial N = 3,060) from three research universities as they completed their degrees and transitioned into early academic careers. At the Roundtable, Dr. Connolly will share a few findings from the project and offer recommendations for increasing doctoral student participation in teaching development programs. For more information about the study, including the final report, please visit:

Delta Roundtables begin with a brief presentation from the guest speaker introducing a topic of general interest or a provocative issue in education. Following the presentation, participants will engage in facilitated discussions at their table. Discussions take place over a meal provided by the Delta Program and its partners. For more information about the Delta Roundtable please visit

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