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April 2018

CEILS Journal Club – Jane Shevtsov, Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) Fellow and Lecturer in the Life Sciences Core Education Department

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr. Jane Shevtsov, Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) Fellow and Lecturer in the Life Sciences Core Education Department, will present her DBER research in a presentation titled, "The Effect of Student Study Strategies and Life Constraints on Math Achievement."

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[Webinar] A Vision for Equity: Campus-Based Strategies for Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This webinar will present findings from a three-year project on Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence led by AAC&U in partnership with the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California. The webinar will highlight AAC&U’s national project report, A Vision for Equity, which shares lessons learned about addressing equity gaps at thirteen participating campuses.

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CEILS Journal Club – Elizabeth Reid-Wainscoat, Masters Candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Lecturer

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Elizabeth Reid-Wainscoat, Masters Candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Lecturer will present her Teaching as Research (TAR) Project in a presentation titled, "Does temperament composition impact group dynamics in an upper division biology lab course?"

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Framing the Future of Learning Analytics and Student Success Summit

April 11 - April 13
Indiana University Bllomington

The Learning Analytics Summit will foster a multi-institutional learning community (MILC) that will advance the research and application of big data and learning analytics to further student success at the course, program, and institutional level. The three-day summit will encourage faculty and staff, and the administrators who support them, to engage with learning analytics in new and innovative ways. There is no fee to attend the summit, but space is limited.

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CEILS Journal Club – Jess Gregg, CEILS Associate Director for Educational Development

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This presentation by CEILS Associate Director for Educational Development, Jess Gregg, will share the findings from The Campaign for College Opportunity's March 2018 report "Left Out: How Exclusion in California's Colleges and Universities Hurts Our Values, Our Students, and Our Economy".

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Opening Reception – Inspirational Illuminations: Reacting to Medieval Manuscripts

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UCLA Powell Library Rotunds

The students of HIST 119D: "Sex in the Middle Ages" and Dr. Kristina Markman cordially invite you to the opening reception of "Inspirational Illuminations: Reacting to Medieval Manuscripts."

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EPIC Inaugural Conference: Humanities Now: Transformative Teaching

April 5 - April 6
Royce Hall

We are excited to announce that the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms (EPIC) Program will be hosting an inaugural conference titled Humanities Now: Transformative Teaching in Royce Hall April 5-6, 2018. We invite you to join us and continue the conversation on humanities pedagogy.

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March 2018

[Webinar] Public Briefing on Indicators for Monitoring Undergraduate STEM Education

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critical for innovation, national economic growth, and an informed citizenry. Many local and state initiatives are currently underway to improve the quality of undergraduate STEM education and retain more students in the field, but information is lacking on the overall national status of these efforts. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine aims to fill this gap. Indicators for Monitoring Undergraduate STEM Education proposes 3 overarching national goals to improve the quality and impact of undergraduate STEM education, along with indicators to monitor progress toward each goal.

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2018 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Democracy: The Inconvenient Truths

March 22 - March 24
The Westin Gaslamp, 910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Democracy: The Inconvenient Truths will explore the inconvenient truths that stand in the way of fresh and critical thinking about how institutions can prepare all students for success in work, in life, and as globally engaged citizens.

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CEILS Journal Club – Rachel Kennison, CEILS Associate Director for Professional Development and Student Engagement

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Dr. Rachel Kennison will talk about the LS110 Career Exploration course at UCLA and show evidence that an intervention that includes a career development course can improve retention in STEM majors. This presentation can be supported by the following paper: Belser, C.T., Prescod, D.J., Daire, A.P., Dagley, M.A. and Young, C.Y. (2017) Predicting Undergraduate Student Retention in STEM Majors Based on Career Development Factors. The Career Development Quarterly, 65: 88–93. You can access the article via the following link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cdq.12082/full

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