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Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Program

Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI)


This program seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all students, based on educational research and empirical data concerning needs and opportunities in undergraduate education and effective ways to address them. The program targets activities affecting learning environments, course content, curricula, and educational practices, with the aim of improving learning contributing to the relevant knowledge base that will support future efforts to enhance STEM education.

The CCLI program has four tracks that emphasize, respectively, the development of new educational materials and practices for a national audience (EMD); the local adaptation and implementation of previously developed exemplary materials and practices, including laboratory experiences and support for instrumentation (A&I); the national dissemination of exemplary materials and/or practices through faculty professional development (ND); and the assessment of student achievement, including research on assessment and the development of assessment tools and practices (ASA).

CCLI projects may address the needs of a single discipline or cut across disciplinary boundaries.


Formal proposals:
     June 16, 2004, for the ND track
     June 17, 2004, for the EMD track
     December 2, 2004, for the A&I track
     December 8, 2004, for the ASA track

Program Solicitation

NSF 04-565: Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI): Educational Materials Development (EMD), Adaptation and Implementation (A&I), National Dissemination (ND), and Assessment of Student Achievement (ASA)Tracks--Program Solicitation

Related Documents

  • NSF PR 04-050: "Conference to Highlight Innovative Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education" (press release) (April 13, 2004)
  • NSF 00-117: Supplemental Information for Principal Investigators and Applicants to NSF's Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Program
  • List of Accredited Postsecondary Minority Institutions maintained by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights

Contact Information

Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Program
Division of Undergraduate Education
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 835
Arlington, VA 22230

Phone: 703.292.8666
E-mail: undergrad@nsf.gov

Lead program directors: Dr. Herbert Levitan (hlevitan@nsf.gov) (CCLI-EMD), Dr. Lee Anne Martinez (lmartine@nsf.gov) (CCLI-ND), Dr. Russell L. Pimmel (rpimmel@nsf.gov) (CCLI-A&I), and Dr. Calvin L. Williams (cwilliam@nsf.gov) (CCLI-ASA)


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Division of Undergraduate Education
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 835
Arlington, Virginia 22230, USA

Tel: 703.292.8670  ~  Fax: 703.292.9015  ~  E-mail: undergrad@nsf.gov