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December 2018

QUBES: Serenity Now! FMN

December 15

View the event website for more information. Are you interested in developing student’s data science skills in your biology course? Apply now to join QUBES for a Spring 2019 Serenity Now! QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). Participants in this FMN will create data-driven modules in undergraduate life science courses using the software tools Radiant and Serenity. Radiant and Serenity are platform-independent browser-based interfaces to bring data science tools to the classroom, with a particular focus on data visualization, communication, and bridging students…

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NEON Data Education Fellows Faculty Mentoring Network

December 14

View the event website for more information. The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis project (QUBES) are pleased to offer networking and professional development opportunities through this Faculty Mentoring Network for faculty interested in implementing or adapting existing NEON teaching materials to their educational settings. Faculty who already teach using NEON data and would like to use the FMN to improve and transition it to an open educational resource are also invited to participate. More information on…

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November 2018

CEILS Journal Club – Elizabeth Mills: Graduate Student in Physics & Astronomy

November 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Elizabeth Mills Graduate Student in Physics & Astronomy, UCLA Title: Mixed Methods Assessment of Introductory Physics for Life Sciences Elizabeth Mills, Graduate Student in Physics & Astronomy, presenting her CIRTL teaching-as-research project on "Mixed Methods Assessment of Introductory Physics for Life Sciences".

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CEILS Journal Club – Jeffrey Maloy: DBER Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer in Life Sciences Core Education

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

Jeffrey Maloy Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) Fellow, UCLA Department of Life Sciences Core Education, UCLA Title: “Seductive Details in the Flipped Classroom: The Impact of Interesting but Educationally Irrelevant Information on Student Learning and Motivation” In his current postdoctoral position, Jeffrey conducts education research, develops curricula, and teaches in the Life Sciences Core Education Department. His research is concentrated in two areas. (1) How video content delivery to undergraduate students in a “flipped classroom” format impacts motivational predictors of student achievement…

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2018 POD Network Annual Conference

November 14 - November 18
Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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2018 POD Network Annual Conference November 14-18, 2018 Hilton Portland Downtown, Portland, OR View additional information at the event website. More information coming soon!

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2018 NABT Professional Development Conference

November 8 - November 11
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join other leaders in biology and life science education for four days of renowned speakers, hands-on workshops, informative sessions and special events that you can't get anywhere else.

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CEILS Journal Club – Scientific Teaching Scholar: Philip B. Stark, UC Berkeley

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Hall 158, 801 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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CEILS Visiting Scientific Teaching Scholar: Professor Philip B. Stark Professor of Statistics Associate Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences University of California, Berkeley "Student Evaluations of Teaching: Managing Bias and Increasing Utility"       Here is a set of resources related to this event: Professor Stark’s slides from the talk: https://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~stark/Seminars/setUCLA18.htm#1 UC Berkeley’s guide for “Documenting Teaching Effectiveness”: https://teaching.berkeley.edu/resources/documenting-teaching-effectiveness UC Berkeley’s guide to peer review of course instruction, including a Peer Review Form: https://teaching.berkeley.edu/peer-review-course-instruction The website that lets you see…

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October 2018

CEILS Journal Club – Roshini Ramachandran: Adjunct Assistant Professor in Chemistry & Biochemistry

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Roshini Ramachandran Adjunct Assistant Professor in Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA Title: “Investigating the Effectiveness of Using Application-Based Science Education Videos in a General Chemistry Lecture Course”.

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2018 SACNAS Conference

October 11 - October 13
Henry B. González Convention Center, 900 E Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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The SACNAS conference consistently provides a unique intersection of cutting-edge science, familia, motivation, and opportunity for students and scientists at all levels.

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September 2018

EPIC Event: Ready, Set, Teach!

September 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Education in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms initiative in the UCLA College of Humanities is hosting an event called "Ready, Set, Teach!" on September 26th in Royce Hall. View full schedule and register on EPIC's website. 

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