WHEN: Fridays every academic quarter from 2:00 – 3:00 PM
WHERE: 1100 Terasaki Life Science Bldg. (unless otherwise noted)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT: Participants explore relevant education literature in more depth and develop greater understanding of assessment techniques and data analysis methods. Presenters may select a paper and lead a discussion about how education researchers have documented the relationship between effective teaching practices and their impact on student learning, knowledge retention, and persistence in STEM majors. Alternatively, presenters describe classroom innovations and evidence-based instructional strategies they are trying in their own courses, soliciting feedback from participants while sharing their expertise in a variety of areas supporting instruction and assessment in STEM classrooms. Faculty, graduate students, and postdocs are welcome to participate!
- April 12 – Siobhan Braybrook, Assistant Professor in Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology – Talk Title: STEM Faculty who Believe Ability is Fixed Have Larger Racial Achievement Gaps and Inspire Less Student Motivation in Their Classes
- April 19 – Josh Samani, Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE) in Department of Physics & Astronomy – Talk Title: First Things Second: Should Telling Come After Problem Solving?
- April 26 – Kankana Goshal, Postdoctoral Scholar – Research Associate in Division of Molecular and Computational Biology, USC – Talk Title: TBD
- May 17 – Will Conley, Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE) in Department of Mathematics – Talk Title: Lessons Learned From Creating a Supplemented Introductory Calculus Course in Place of Remediation
- June 7 – Shaquita Humphrey-Pressley, CEILS Regional Programming Coordinator. Talk Title: Exploring Regional Careers in Teaching – #Aspire_CalRC