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Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) 2020 Conference

Matthew Mahavongtrakul, PhD, Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation I attended the AAC&U 2020 conference this January in Washington, DC, which focused on three topics: Inclusive education using equitable, innovative, and cost-effective models. Public trust in higher education given rising tuition costs Pathways to student success across disciplines at 2- and 4-year institutions In this post, I highlight what I took away from the conference, focusing on faculty development, undergraduate […]

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List of Active Learning Certified Faculty

This is a comprehensive list of all UCI Faculty who have earned Active Learning Certification. The following table can be sorted by name, department, and school. In addition, feel free to use the search bar for specific queries.

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Instructing Mathematics to Students With Wide Ranges in Prior Knowledge

David Clausen, Department of Mathematics When teaching introductory college math courses, one finds a wide variety of students. In a calculus class, you might have people majoring in mathematics who need a conceptual understanding of “why” as well as facility with computations. They might be sitting next to students in STEM fields for which it is a prerequisite who will be more focused on using the material solve problems from […]

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An Assignment to Promote the Achievements of Diverse Scholars

Amanda R. Brown Tortorici, MS, RD, CSCS, PhD Candidate in Public Health Diversity in the 1980’s I remember being in elementary school in the late 80’s in suburban Pennsylvania, and I had a project to create a poster of female leaders of my choice. We were in the month of March, and our teacher wanted us to recognize the accomplishments of successful women in celebration of Women’s History Month. My […]

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TLRC – Projects and Publications

Publications: Warschauer, M, Reimer, L, Denaro, K, Orona, G, Schenke, K, Nguyen, T, Niili, A, Xu, D, Solanki, S, Tate, T (2021), Evaluating Promising Practices in Undergraduate STEM Lecture Courses, Dryad, Dataset Reimer, L.C., Denaro, K., He, W., Link, R.D. Getting Students Back on Track: Persistent Effects of Flipping Accelerated Organic Chemistry on Student Achievement, Study Strategies, and Perceptions of Instruction. Journal of Chemical Education, 2021; In Press. Massimelli, J., Denaro, K., […]

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TLRC – Meet with Us

We are happy to meet with UCI community members who are interested in writing grants or conducting research on student learning in higher education. We can provide assessment for grants as an external assessor, or can partner with you in the grant writing. If you just need short-term statistics services for your project, we are also available for recharge at $100 an hour. Contact Interim Director Brian Sato (bsato@uci.edu) for […]

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Learning Outside the Classroom Adds Value to College Courses

Hew Yeng (Betty) Lai, Department of Biological Chemistry Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) is fairly common in elementary and secondary education. For example, most of us can remember going on a field trip or to a museum and say, “That was fun” and learned a lot from it. However, at the college level, most courses are more traditional in the sense that most students sit in a lecture hall and […]

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Can You Explain That 3 More Times? Advice for Universal Instruction

Daniel J. Ruiz, Department of Earth System Science After asking someone to repeat themselves multiple times and still not hear what they’ve said on the 3rd iteration, I’m the type to give up, smile and nod, and be overcome with embarrassment of the whole exchange. Too often do our students feel this way after asking their peers, TAs, and instructors questions only to get the same explanation and sheepishly give […]

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Pair-Programming: Is It Effective for Learning?

Saehanseul Yi, Department of Computer Science Pair-Programming in Classrooms Pair-programming is a programming paradigm where two or more programmers share a single computer. Lindvall et al. show that pair-programming is effective in professional fields because programmers are able to share knowledge with each other [1]. Therefore, pair-programming [2] is being widely adopted in classrooms. By programming in pairs, students can reinforce their individual learning by helping their peers solve programming […]

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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 to course content of these stories.1 Students complete these types of assignments either individually or in groups where they learn to […]

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