STEER: Systemic Transformation of Education through Evidence-Based Reforms


Systemic Transformation of Education through Evidence-Based Reforms, or STEER, is an NSF funded partnership between the University of South Florida (USF) and Hillsborough Community College (HCC). The goal of STEER is to create a student-focused culture of evidence-based teaching in Tampa Bay's public post-secondary institutions. This culture leads to the successful recruitment, retention and graduation of diverse First Time in College (FTIC) and transfer students who are prepared for life, citizenship, and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The STEER team has leveraged grant resources to institute systemic change by addressing three key components: faculty, students, and the institutional environment in which they interact. This project utilizes multiple, simultaneous initiatives to approach each of these components and create a culture of student-centered, evidence-based teaching. For more on these initiatives, click here


NSF Grant #1525574

This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant #1525574. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.