CEILS Visiting Scientific Teaching Scholar


Dr. Timothy McKay

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy and Education
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Principal Investigator, Digital Innovation Greenhouse

University of Michigan

“Why Learning Analytics: Personalizing Education at Scale”

Read the abstract for his talk here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
154 Biomedical Sciences Research Building

Forum on Inclusive and Safe Classrooms Post-Election


CEILS invites you to participate in a panel discussion designed to:

  • Increase our collective understanding of what some students are experiencing in response to the election
  • Provide tools and resources to make classrooms more inclusive and safe for all students

Similar to the Cross-Check Live, CEILS will provide a space for instructors, teaching and learning assistants, and academic staff in the Life and Physical Sciences to discuss the impact of the election on students, reinforce the importance of incorporating inclusive teaching practices in the classroom, and provide resources to do so effectively.

*Please see here for a full event description and list of panelists

Date: December 13, 2016
Time: 12-2p
Location: Hershey Hall 158

A light lunch will be provided.

RSVP at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/FElrd5ZhAuDVEbmL2

Programs and Initiatives



cirtl2-logoThe Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. CIRTL uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop a national STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers.

Summer Institute

summer-institute-logoThe Summer Institute (SI) is part of a national effort to improve college education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and to enhance the academic success of all students by helping current and future faculty develop and adopt inclusive and effective teaching practices. The SI is a nationally recognized, prestigious teaching development program that has trained more than 1,000 faculty in evidence-based instruction over the last decade, including over a dozen UCLA science faculty who will be serving as facilitators of this esteemed week-long institute this coming July 24-28, 2017. More…


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UPLIFT provides up to 3 years of postdoctoral salary support and adds training and experience in college-level instruction to the typical mentored research training. The purpose is to train a diverse group of postdocs to prepare them for teaching and research careers in the biomedical sciences.

California Alliance (NSF-AGEP)

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The California Alliance is a partnership between four leading California universities to ensure that underrepresented minority (URM) PhD graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from our alliance institutions aspire to and populate the ranks of the postdoctoral population, the faculty at competitive research and teaching institutions, the federally funded national laboratories, and scientific think tanks.