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Faculty Development

CASTLE Faculty Fellows

CASTLE Faculty Fellows support Drexel faculty who teach undergraduate STEM courses by answering questions that faculty have about implementing effective online/remote teaching and serving as a sounding board for faculty that want advice about an approach they would like to try in their classroom. Commonly asked questions among the faculty are used to generate an FAQ, and possibly additional resources to be posted on the CASTLE website to support the Drexel community.

Faculty Course: Promoting Student Learning in Large STEM Classrooms

With support from HHMI, CASTLE offers a one term peer-taught faculty course focused on improving STEM education. The course includes opportunities for faculty to learn about evidence-based pedagogical practices through reading articles, discussions with the peer mentor and conversations with and/or observations of faculty who use these approaches in their classrooms. Course participants reflect on their current teaching approaches, learn about pedagogical practices of interest and develop plans to implement new approaches into introductory STEM courses. For more information contact Dr. Jennifer Stanford at

Pedagogical Happy Hour

The CASTLE Pedagogical Happy Hour is a monthly program hosted by the Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE) and sponsored by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). This program aims to provide Drexel faculty and staff with an opportunity to discuss effective teaching practices in their classrooms. It features a current Drexel faculty member who presents a brief overview of an effective teaching strategy utilized in their classroom or laboratory, followed by audience Q&A and discussion.

Past Pedagogical Happy Hours

CASTLE Seminar Series

The CASTLE Seminar Series is focused on continuous improvements in STEM education, teaching and learning. Speakers from a variety of institutions and internal experts from Drexel University are invited to lead conversations on local, regional and national trends in the transformation of STEM Education.

Past Seminar Speakers

Upcoming Events