CEILS Journal Club for STEM Education Research | Winter 2022

When: Fridays, 3:00 – 3:50 pm PST (begins Januarydiscussion group - UVM Bored 21, 2022)

RSVP:  Here

Where: Journal Club will meet online for the Winter Quarter. Registered participants will receive a calendar invite and Zoom link.

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 Winter 2022:

January 21 Daniel Velez-Ramirez Hewitt et al. (2019) Introductory Biology in Social Context: The Effects of an Issues-Based Laboratory Course on Biology Student Motivation CBE-LSE 

Link to article: https://www.lifescied.org/doi/10.1187/cbe.18-07-0110

January 28 Katie Ingraham Dixie SABER talk discussion Dr. Angela Byars-Winston: Effective, culturally responsive mentorship

Link to article: https://saberbio.wildapricot.org/Diversity_Inclusion

February 4 Briley Lewis Morgan et al. (2021) Socioeconomic Roots of Academic Faculty SocArXiv

Link to article: https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/6wjxc

February 11 Graham Read Byars-Winston et al. (2020) Race and ethnicity in biology research mentoring relationships. J Divers. High. Educ.

Link to article: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2019-42398-001?doi=1

February 18 Head LA’s SABER talk discussion Dr. Edna Tan: Reframing equity in STEM education with historically minoritized communities: Seeding rightful presence

Link to article: https://saberbio.wildapricot.org/Diversity_Inclusion

February 25 Rachel Blakey Nguyen et al. (2021) Supporting Black women’s pursuits in STEM JRST

Link to article: https://doi.org/10.1002/tea.21682

March 4 Maura O’Leary Original research: Skills-Based Grading

Link to article: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h6EyGSANkIf_wewEnBtj19xyqBq6IGUN/view

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.