Commentary: What Instructors Can Do to Improve Retention of Racial Minorities in Higher Education

Commentary: What Instructors Can Do to Improve Retention of Racial Minorities in Higher Education

Mustafa I. Hussain, MS, Department of Informatics Science has had a problem for a long time. The problem resurfaced recently, when news broke that Nobel Prize-winning biologist James Watson believes that race determines intelligence (Yancy-Bragg, 2019). Many of us instructors may find silence on such issues comfortable—but our silence is […]

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Invited presenter Dan Levy and Teachly software

Invited presenter Dan Levy and Teachly software

Using data and technology to teach more effectively and inclusively The School of Education and the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation invites you to join Harvard Senior Lecturer Dan Levy as he presents a new type of teaching software he has developed. Presentation: Tuesday, February 5 9:30 – 10:30 […]

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Celebration of Teaching – 2019

26th Annual Celebration of Teaching Thursday, April 18th, 2019 4:30-7:00pm, University Student Center, Doheny Beach 2019 Celebration of Teaching Award Winners Dr. De Gallow Professor of the Year: Andrea Nicholas, Neurobiology & Behavior, School of Biological Sciences Lecturer of the Year: Alex Thornton, Computer Science, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer […]

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Celebration of Teaching – 2016

There are two categories of awards presented, the first of which is the Campuswide Awards. Recipients are selected by members of the Academic Senate Council on Student Experience and members of the groups providing the monetary awards. Selections are based on campuswide nominations from peers, colleagues, and students. The second […]

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Celebration of Teaching – 2017

  UCI honors some of its outstanding instructors at the 2017 Celebration of Teaching. Founded in 1992, to date over 300 professors, lecturers, and TAs have been recognized by their colleagues and students for exemplary teaching. 2017 Celebration of Teaching Thursday, May 4, 2017 4:30-6:30 pm, University Student Center, Doheny […]

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Celebration of Teaching – 2018

Celebration of Teaching – 2018

UCI honors some of its outstanding instructors at the 2017 Celebration of Teaching. Founded in 1992, to date over 300 professors, lecturers, and TAs have been recognized by their colleagues and students for exemplary teaching. 2018 Celebration of Teaching Thursday, April 29, 2018 4:30-7:00 pm, University Student Center, Pacific Ballroom. […]

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Case-based Learning in Chemistry

Bronte Charette, Department of Chemistry What is case-based learning? Case-based learning (CBL) is an instructional design model that stimulates active participation by relating course content to real-world examples. Indeed, business, law, and medical schools typically use this model. Cases are stories where students analyze and consider the solutions in relation […]

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Teaching the Language of Science

Lorrayne A. Serra, Department of Developmental and Cell Biology Reading and the Language of Science Learning science is directly related to understanding the language of science. At first, learning a language is challenging, but if the appropriate tools are provided, students can excel. To understand science, student must therefore master […]

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Making a Large Class Small

Alessandra C. Martini, Ph.D, UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders There’s a unique set of challenges that can reduce student learning and exhaust faculty members teaching large-enrollment courses. Among so many people, it is easy for students to feel anonymous, disengage, and obtain a less favorable grade. Within […]

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