CourseSource is an open-access journal of peer-reviewed teaching resources for college biological and physics science courses. A key feature of CourseSource is the alignment of articles with scientific professional society developed learning goals and objectives.
Fostered by reports such as BIO 2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists, Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action and, most recently, Engaged to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, changes in the way colleges and universities are approaching their undergraduate STEM courses can be observed nation-wide. Change has come in the form of initiatives dedicated to advancing evidence-based science education practices, research-based undergraduate courses and programs like the Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching that aim to provide educators with the tools and strategies needed to transform their classrooms into best practices based ones. These efforts have spawned a growing number of educators and administrators interested in transforming their STEM classrooms and departments into student-centered, evidence-based, more effective learning environments that will produce the next generation of scientists.