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Winter 2019 Newsletter

The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) is dedicated to partnering with faculty, graduate students, and postdocs to maximize students’ academic success.

UCI Hosts STEM Education Research Conference:
SABER West 


For the third year, UCI will welcome over 250 researchers from the western United States to present their research on improving student learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). UCI affiliates interested in attending can choose to register for both days of the meeting or attend via a special rate Sunday Pass. ​

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Get up to $500 to Enhance Your
Teaching Experience!

Now in its second year, the eTech Mini Grant program is a great resource for faculty who would like to try a new educational technology in their undergraduate courses. By helping cover the cost of these tools, our goal is to support the exploration of technologies that enhance existing teaching practices and enable entirely new approaches. In return, recipients are asked to provide feedback on their experiences that is then shared on the program website for the benefit of the UCI community.

Learn more here.

Apply for the New DTEI Graduate Student
and Postdoc Travel Grant 


The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) is excited to offer travel grants (up to $1,000 each) for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows attending conferences or institutes related to pedagogy. Two rounds of applications will be held during the year. ​

More information can be found here.

DTEI Selects Two Inaugural Faculty Fellows 


DTEI is pleased to introduce the inaugural Faculty Fellows for the 2018 – 2019 academic year: Paul Spencer from the School of Humanities and Shannon Alfaro from the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science. DTEI Faculty Fellows are selected based on their strong commitment to the success of their students and work to advance the university’s mission of using innovatve, evidence-based teaching practices. This year, Professors Spencer and Alfaro are leading faculty reading groups, conducting classroom observations, and offering workshops to share their knowledge and expertise with the campus community.

To join one of the reading groups, sign up here.

More information about the DTEI Faculty Fellows program can be found here.

DTEI Unveils New Learning Glass 


DTEI now offers a new option for faculty to record instructional videos. The “Learning Glass” allows instructors to record videos by presenting a handwritten demonstration and explaining the problem-solving details at the same time. 

Pictured above: Quoc-Viet Pham Dang, Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, demonstrating a computer programming problem using the Learning Glass.

Read the full article here.

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