Spring CEILS Journal Club for Education Research: Learning Community Meetings 

When: Fridays from 3-3:50 pm from April 15 – June 3

discussion group - UVM Bored

RSVP:  Here

Where: Terasaki Life Sciences 1100 

What it is about: How do we make our science courses more inclusive to students with various social identities? Participants will explore relevant science education research literature in more depth and develop greater understanding of effective and inclusive teaching practices, and learn more about the methods used in education research. Faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and anyone interested in education research is welcome to participate!

We encourage in-person participation, but an online participation option will be available to those that need it. Email ksupriya@ceils.ucla.edu at least three days in advance to get the Zoom link. If joining as part of a course, please also contact the course instructor to let them know that you can’t attend in person.

Line-up for Spring 2022:

Date Presenter Paper
April 15 Katie Healey Understanding STEM Instructors’ Experiences with and Perceptions of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students: The First Step toward Increasing Access and Inclusivity

Link to paper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rWv4-udm2oStd8_tbzdg5iPit1WhcaIi/view?usp=sharing

April 22 Kelly O’Neil Prompts to Promote Success: Evaluating Utility Value and Growth Mindset Interventions on General Chemistry Students’ Attitude and Academic Performance

Link to paper: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c01497

April 29 Gadise Regassa Black College Student Burnout During a Twin Pandemic
May 6 Ravinder Malik Student Satisfaction and Learning Outcomes in Asynchronous Online Lecture Videos

Link to paper: https://www.lifescied.org/doi/10.1187/cbe.18-08-0171

May 13 Head LAs: Halle Villalobos, Kimberly Shi, Wenjie Mo, Ryan Danis Who’s Who: How “women of color” are (or are not) represented in STEM education research

Link to paper: https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.21694 

May 20 Steven Beuder Improving Academic Performance and Retention of First-Year Biology Students through a Scalable Peer Mentorship Program

Link to paper: https://www.lifescied.org/doi/full/10.1187/cbe.21-02-0039

May 27 Head LAs: Austin Sun, Vijay Patel Cues matter: Learning assistants influence introductory biology student interactions during clicker-question discussions

Link to paper: https://www.lifescied.org/doi/abs/10.1187/cbe.15-04-0093 

June 3 Amanda Klinger STEM faculty who believe ability is fixed have larger racial achievement gaps and inspire less student motivation in their classes

Link to paper: https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/sciadv.aau4734

Interested in becoming a facilitator in Spring 2022? It’s a great way to motivate yourself to read a key paper; no need to be an expert on the subject or the paper – just be willing to summarize methods, key results, and implications, while fostering discussion around these. Here is a list of papers you can choose from, or select your own!

 SIGN up to facilitate discussion here

Past Journal Club Presentations:

WINTER 2020:

  • January 31- Manisha Chase presents “A Critical Assessment: Student-Centered Assessment Practice”
  • February 14- Mahtash Esfandiari, Senior Lecturer in Statistics, and Shiyu Ji, Graduate Student, presents “Theoretical Models and Strategies for Helping Math and Statistics Instructors Evaluate Active Learning, Generation of knowledge, and Metacognition”
  • February 28- Jess Gregg, CEILS Associate Director for Educational Development, presents “Specifications Grading” Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time”
  • March 6- UPLIFT Postdoctoral Scholars presents “Implementation and Assessment of an Undergraduate Research Seminar”
  • March 13- Scientific Teaching Scholars Seminar Speaker, Nic Voge, Senior Associate Director in the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University, presents “Rethinking Grading: Designing Grading Practices to Promote Intrinsic Motivation, Equity, and Rigor in our Courses”.

MORE INFO: View the STEM Education Research Journal Club event page for more details.