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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 reading and writing. Although science is considered “hands-on” learning, which to most people translates into experiments, students are not always […]

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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 this environment, instructors need to be especially prepared for the term and each class period as some actions might require […]

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Learning Assistants at UCI

If you are a student interested in becoming a Learning Assistant, click here. How have Learning Assistants enhanced the remote learning experience? Professors and TAs say… Evidence Supporting Learning Assistants The Learning Assistant Program was first developed at the University of Colorado Boulder, and has been regularly studied there and elsewhere. This organized program of peer facilitation has been found to increase student learning in physics, particularly for women and minorities. […]

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DTEI Winter Newsletter 2019

To view in your browser, click here.  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 […]

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Meet the 2019 Fellows

Pedagogical Fellows are a group of productive apprentice scholars who also have an interest in providing superlative instruction in their roles as Teaching Assistants. Fellows are selected through a competitive process based on teaching evaluations, letters of recommendation, and demonstrated interest in pedagogy. They commit to additional coursework and training in order to learn more about pedagogy in higher education, educational trends, and how to better prepare for the academic […]

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Celebration of Teaching – 1997-2015

LAST NAME: FIRST NAME: DEPT. SCHOOL: AWARD: YEAR: AICHER Rebecca Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Biological Sciences Most Promising Future Faculty Member 2009 ARASASINGHAM Ramesh Chemistry Physical Sciences Instructional Technology Innovation 2008 ARASASINGHAM Ramesh Chemistry Physical Sciences Lecturer of the Year 2006 ARASASINGHAM Ramesh Chemistry Physical Sciences Dean’s Honoree 2003 ARVO James Computer Science DBSICS Dean’s Honoree 2006 BARRON Lisa PMSB Dean’s Honoree 2004 BARTELL Scott Public Health Health Sciences Dean’s […]

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Inside All Fun at #IAmFirst

“Let’s have a party. Let’s start strong. Let’s start by celebrating the first-gen identity!” said Professor Anita Casavantes Bradford. That is what #IAamFirst was all about — beginning the year by showing first-gen students that they were not alone. #IAmFirst day was an opportunity to show incoming freshman that a support system of fellow students, faculty, and staff exists all around them. The exciting and meaningful event was planned and […]

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$200 dollar Million Gift Raises the Bar For UCI

“The greatest wealth is health” and UCI has just been given a historic amount of health indeed with a $200 million dollar donation towards the brand-new Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences. Through this donation, Susan and Henry Samueli will enable pioneering reforms in the pursuit of integrative health care. The new college combines under its umbrella the Integrative Health Institute and the following UCI entities: the  School […]

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Increasing Success for Low-Income Students

UCI has been ranked as the number one school in the nation for outreach to low-income students, and over half of new freshmen are Pell grant recipients. Yet, for low-income students, getting into college is only half the story. Once at UCI, instructors play an important role in supporting low-income students on their journey to graduation. The following are some steps to help create classrooms that empower and engage low-income […]

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