Smith COPUS Research Highlighted in Science
A paper published by Dr. Michelle Smith in the December 2013 issue of CBE–Life Sciences Education was recently highlighted in the Editors’ Choice section of Science. The publication introduces a protocol for documenting student and instructor behavior in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses. The Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (COPUS) can be used to examine interactions occurring in the classroom and inform decisions about how to create a more academically engaging environment.
The original publication can be viewed in its entirety here:
Smith, M.K., F.H.M. Jones, S.L. Gilbert, and C.E. Weiman. The Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (COPUS): A New Instrument to Characterize University STEM Classroom Practices. CBE–Life Sciences Education 12: 618-627.