On March 26th, NSF announced changes to its long-standing Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) program. Among the changes is a new name that more accurately reflects the direction the program has taken in recent years. It’s no surprise that the new name - Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) – is intended to “emphasize the special interest in projects that have the potential to transform undergraduate STEM education.”

TUES has new review criteria designed to encourage applicants to propose projects that involve the development of “exemplary material, processes, or models that enhance student learning and can be adapted easily by other sites” and projects that “involve a significant effort to facilitate adaptation at other sites.”

Approximate due dates, award amounts, and descriptions of Type 1 (Exploratory) and Type 2 (Expansion) projects are essentially unchanged from the most recent CCLI announcement, but the new program name and review criteria were likely posted just in time to prompt some program design changes by groups preparing for the Type 1 submission dates in late May.

New program page: Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES)