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Setting up Take-Home Exams and Assignments for Online Submission
February 15, 2023
Who Are Our Students? Understanding The Diversity of UCI and Taking The First Step in Inclusive Excellence
February 03, 2022
2023 Inclusive Course Design Institute
The Inclusive Course Design Institute (ICDI) is a professional development program designed to support faculty in cultivating a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEI-A) culture in the classroom. The Goal of the program is to provide pedagogical resources and encourage faculty discussion in the areas of inclusive excellence, transparency in course design, accessibility, humanizing teaching, and pedagogical wellness.
2023 Digital Learning Institute
2021 – 2022 Teaching Experiment Academy
Higher education institutions are looking for ways to improve learning outcomes in STEM education. A collaborative team from UC Irvine, San Jose State University, and Cal Poly Pomona has created a cohort-based faculty development program, the Teaching Experiment Academy (TEA). The Teaching Experiment Academy (TEA) is a year long program (2021-2022) designed for STEM faculty to redesign their undergraduate courses with the components of Mastery Learning and Specifications Grading.
Reframing Assessment and Grading Design to Focus on Mastery Using Specifications Grading
In this faculty spotlight blog, I had an opportunity to interview Steve Mang, an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Chemistry department, who teaches upper-division physical and analytical chemistry lab classes and two of the department’s upper-division writing...
Cultivating an Inclusive Learning Environment
It’s my honor to spotlight Professor Brandon Golob, an assistant professor of teaching of Criminology, Law and Society in the School of Social Ecology. I would like to highlight his relentless work to cultivate his course to be an inclusive learning environment both...
Reflective Practice Toolkit
“Reflective Practice is the ability to reflect on one's actions so as to engage in a process of continuous learning.” - Donald Schön In research, it is proven that developing reflective-writing exercises/activities will foster deeper learning and reflective thinking,...
An Article: “10 Course Policies to Rethink on Your Fall (Winter) Syllabus”
Going through this unprecedented time for almost two years, academia is still undergoing adapting and facing new challenges to best serve the community and create effective teaching and learning environments. Before the Fall quarter started, I encountered an article,...
High-impact Learning and International Relevance
Cecilia Lynch, a Professor in Political Science at UC Irvine (UCI), is an expert in international relations, religion and ethics, and humanitarianism. She is the recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Post-Doctoral Fellowship for her current research on...
Promoting Digital Active Learning and Student Learning Support
I would like to spotlight Dr. Charles (Ted) Wright is a Professor of Teaching in the Cognitive Science School of Social Sciences and Associate Dean of campuswide honors. Dr. Wright and I met in the summer of 2020 through the Digital Learning Institute (DLI). During...
— Hillary Berk, Assistant Professor of Teaching, UCI School of Social Ecology
“I like to thank Bo Choi, Instructional Designer, for all her hard work on designing the Canvas space, helping me design the course, finding the right visuals, and for her exceptional organizational and leadership skills to keep me and all of us on track.”
— Mahtab Jafari, Professor, UCI School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
“Kailey Baez and Bo Choi are so knowledgeable, supportive and a joy to work with. I worked less frequently with Fannie Tsai, but found her excellent too.I sincerely hope that DTEI continues to find a way to offer this kind of training as we continue to develop our capacity to offer excellent teaching remotely. Knowing that I had access to the expertise of the virtual office hours team made all the difference in what has been a challenging time for everyone!”
— Sarah Farmer, Professor, UCI School of Humanities