Process skills are frequently cited as critical components of a successful education as well as a competent workforce. Many innovative pedagogical approaches involve creating active learning environments that engage students' process skills in addition to developing content knowledge. This project involves the development of resources to provide feedback to students and to inform instructors as to the effectiveness of their instructional strategies in supporting process skill development across a broad range of active learning pedagogies across STEM disciplines.

Project Goals

Goal 1: Create resources that can be readily adopted by instructors to assess student process skills at academic institutions.


Goal 2: Create professional development tools to improve the recognition, development and assessment of process skills at academic institutions.

Project Activities

  1. Develop and validate a set of rubrics that can be used to assess evidence of process skills during student interactions that occur in in active learning STEM classrooms.

  2. Develop and validate a set of rubrics that can be used to assess evidence of process skills in student products and written work in active learning STEM classrooms.

  3. Develop an implementation guide to assist instructors in identifying/developing tasks that elicit evidence of process skill development and facilitate the effective implementation of rubrics.

  4. Offer faculty development workshops at a broad range of professional meetings for STEM educators.


Project Activities


Project Dissemination & Funding