Academic departments are invited to submit a proposal to transform course structures and/or pedagogy to increase student retention, success and learning. Supported by the Provost’s Office, this program is designed to support the exploration and implementation of Evidence-Based Instructional Practices (EBIPs) in arts, humanities, and social science courses.
PERSIST is a Boise State project in the National Science Foundation WIDER program, which stands for Widening Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-based Reforms. WIDER aims to substantially scale up evidence-based instructional practices (EBIPs). WIDER’s ultimate goals are improved student learning and retention, and increased number and graduation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors, including under-represented students. Boise State PERSIST extends WIDER’s goal across the university.