Related Efforts

One of the successes of the SEI model is that it has inspired many other similar initiatives aiming to improve teaching and learning through department-based change.

Parallel initiative at the University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Science Education Initiative (CU-SEI)
The CU-SEI was also directed by Carl Wieman and involved efforts to improve undergraduate science education in the departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geological Sciences, Integrative Physiology, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, and Physics. UBC and CU actively collaborated on their efforts to improve science education on university campuses.

Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the Physics Education Technology project at the University of Colorado (and beyond).

Other efforts at UBC

Skylight: Science Centre for Learning and Teaching
Skylight, UBC's Science Centre for Learning and Teaching, is a research- and support-focused unit engaged in advancing the science behind education. Administration of the CWSEI shifted to Skylight in 2014.

SEI Course Materials System
The Science Education Initiative Course Materials System is a repository for University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Colorado (CU) course materials, as well as notes on the purpose and design of the courses and the use and effectiveness of the materials. The system contains materials developed by departments participating in the Science Education Initiatives at UBC and CU, and is intended to be an open resource for educators.

CTLT: The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

ISoTL: The Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Initiatives at other institutions inspired by the SEI

The SEI Handbook includes summaries of similar initiatives that have the goal of improving teaching and learning by hiring discipline-based education specialists. Included are:

Other groups or initiatives of interest